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Gavin Corlie has made millions writing horror stories. But even he couldn't have dreamed up this monster.
Following the sudden death of his wife, Gavin flees New York City for the quiet of the country. His new home on Lake Caldasac has surprisingly few visitors, and the author soon learns why: a suspiciously high number of people have gone missing in the small town. The deaths have all been ruled accidents, but Finn Horn, a handicapped boy obsessed with fishing, knows the truth. There's a monster in the lake. And it wants to feed.
Thirteen-year-old Finn, who is dying of cancer, has only one last wish: to go down in the record books for catching a real-life monster. Battling demons of his own, Gavin joins Finn on his perilous quest to slay the nightmarish leviathan.
"Mannheim Rex" is a deep dark thriller that switches seamlessly between heart-warming friendship and heart-stopping action and tells a tale of obsession, healing, and man versus nature while people struggle to find meaning and purpose in their own lives.
About the author: One afternoon, on a job selling high-end vintage wristwatches, Robert Pobi walked into a client's Manhattan apartment and fell in love with the American Arts and Crafts movement. A collection of furniture, pottery, and metal quickly followed. In 1996, Pobi opened Arcadia Antiques and Decorative Arts, an exclusive antiques and decorating shop in Montreal.
Over the next fourteen years, Pobi's shop became internationally recognized, appearing in Architectural Digest (both American and Italian imprints), Country Home, Canadian House and Home, Conde Nast's Travel, and many other publications. His clients included movie stars, musicians, and an eccentric mix of top designers.
To fuel his client's thirst for the unusual, unique, and exquisite, Pobi haunted London, Paris, New Orleans, and Boston, hand-picking merchandise from auction houses and dealers. Comfortably ensconced in his bustling business, Pobi opened his desk drawer one morning to see six completed manuscripts staring back at him. It was at that instant that he decided to turn his full-time attention to the true great love of his life - writing.
"Bloodman," Pobi's debut novel that has now gone on to become a major international bestseller, and his new novel, "Mannheim Rex" (Thomas & Mercer; November 2012), were written at a desk once owned by "God's banker," Roberto Calvi. Pobi splits his time between a cabin in the mountains and the Florida Keys, writing and fishing for everything that swims.