Tertomet Rising (Southern Discomfort 4) by Ezekiel Kincaid
In the summer of 1987, Detective Melancan’s teenage son and his friends were victims of a cult murder in Central, Louisiana. Though not allowed to work on the case, Detective Melancan has chased leads behind the scene for six years to no avail…until he meets a strung out, pregnant drug addict named Trish who has been marked by the cult. She, along with several other women, have been chosen to give birth to the body parts of the entity they worship–The Tetromet. The cult has plans to gather the body parts, assemble their demon in the flesh, and release him onto the world.
Time is of the essence, as the cult has collected most of the body parts. Trish, his son, the murders, and the cult are all connected. Now, with Trish’s help, Detective Melancan must find the final pregnant female before she gives birth and the cult can assemble their god. This is the hour of darkness. This is the rise of the Tetromet.
In this issue of Southern Discomfort, The Pastor or Horror, Ezekiel Kincaid, takes you by the back of your head and submerges you into the dark, seedy, and violent world of the Tetromet. Welcome to the underbelly of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where demons dine and devils walk. Where all that stands between hell on earth is one man’s relentless vendetta. Tetormet Rising is an intense mixture of suspense, splatterpunk, and supernatural horror.
Dark and Intelligent
I've been a fan of Ezekiel's Tetromet universe ever since I read his Dreadful Death book series, so I was glad to see him expanding on the universe. This one follows a detective whose son was murdered by a cult associated with the Tetromet. We get some more backstory to the Tetromet and Theodosia as well. I loved the concept of the cult in this one--giving birth to the body parts of the Tetromet in order to piece him together and bring him to life. The demons in this story are awesome as well. It's gritty, violent, and like all of Kincaid's work, has depth. Highly recommend!