The Battle of Lepanto left the Ottoman Empire’s navy in ruins. Although Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha has overseen the replacement of every lost ship, he fears economic trends are against the Empire.
Seeking an advantage over his Latin foes, the pasha seeks knowledge man was not meant to have, a quest that brings him face to face with the Great Old Ones . . .
Ian Barnes and his girlfriend Sarah Haley are heading back to Ohio University after a brief trip home before exams and homecoming, only to be run off the road by Sarah’s vicious ex-boyfriend Daniel Smythe.
Hunted through the woods by Daniel and two of his Pi Iota Gamma brothers, Ian and Sarah find there are worse things in the Ohio woods than murderous frat boys–the pint-sized monsters known as the Melon Heads!
Fans of creature features and urban legends alike will enjoy this darkly humorous horror tale. The story also appears in the collection FLASHING STEEL, FLASHING FIRE.