Killer Under the Stairs
by John G. Stockmyer
Book #12 in the Bandworld Series
A scar-faced killer has just broken out of the maximum security prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. The news reports hint that "scar-face" is hiding somewhere North of the River. Somewhere that's remote. . . A place with an old house in the woods. . . John's house.
With a hard-core killer threatening to kill Nyeia and John if they don't find him a place to hide from the police. . . . John finds the ultimate hiding place for the killer: Stil-de-grain. What happens when a heavily-armed mass-murderer shows up in Hero Castle? A lot of bad things. Eventually, John feels guilty about loosing a killer on Bandworld, and has to go and "take care of it."
When John arrives, he finds Stil-de-grain in terrible shape. No king. . . No killer either. All bands have closed their ports to Stil-de-grain ships, the killer reportedly commandeering a ship and looking for a safe haven to land. Rumor has it that their ship was last seen on a course bound for Beak Island. The only way to make it to Beak Island is to "run The Leech." Surely The Leech will "take care" of the killer. Unfortunately, John and company have to find out. Join John Lyon, Golden, and Admiral Coluth and crew, on their perilous journey to the mysterious Beak Island in Killer Under The Stairs.
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