A monster stalks the mountain.
A monster in human form is preying on pretty young women in the mountain resort town of Leadville, Colorado. Usually his unspeakable desires go unsatisfied. But one September night in 1979, seventeen-year-old Marcia Leggett is caught in his snare, and is brutally raped and murdered in the woods near picturesque Turquoise Lake.
Lake County law enforcement, led by Sheriff Gil Gentry, quickly determines a suspect, but the elusive killer manages to stay one step ahead as he plots his next deadly conquest. Hindering the investigation is the weather, the terrain, and the killer’s strong survival skills. The sheriff and his team work tirelessly, day after day, week after week, but can they catch the monster and bring him to justice before he claims another life.
Fred L. Funk weaves a terrifying story of crime and punishment, inspired by an actual case from decades ago. The author incorporates many of the stories told to him by a family member, a retired county sheriff, to bring gritty realism to Terror Mountain.