The Montauk Monster by Hunter Shea
The east end of the south fork of Long Island, some of the most expensive real estate in the country, is about to get crazy cheap. Slavering, deadly, toothy, mutant creatures are coming ashore in Montauk and the Hamptons and wrecking havoc wherever they go. And if they don’t kill you outright the infection they seem to be spreading is sure to get you in mere hours. Will anyone survive?
The author did a great job bringing this creature feature to life. The creatures are horrific and their origin story (everyone’s favorite birthplace of disease hatching conspiracies: Plum Island) is improbable (I hope!) but well constructed. It’s a fun-filled ride of terror complete with a high body count (don’t get too attached to any of the characters), scary monsters, island references and government cover-ups.