By David Niall Wilson
There are incidents and emergencies in the world that defy logical explanation, events that could be defined as supernatural, extraterrestrial, or simply otherworldly. Standard laws do not allow for such instances, nor are most officials or authorities trained to handle them. In recognition of these facts, one organization has been created that can. Assembled by a loose international coalition, their mission is to deal with these situations using diplomacy, guile, force, and strategy as necessary. They shield the rest of the world from their own actions, and clean up the messes left in their wake. They are our protection, our guide, our sword, and our voice, all rolled into one.
They are O.C.L.T.
Nothing is ever normal in Old Mill, NC, particularly when Cletus J. Diggs and his buddy Jasper decide to go fishing. When Jasper tells him two fishermen they know saw a dinosaur in The Great Dismal Swamp, Cletus is ready to chock it up to shadows and too much beer. When he and Jasper are out fishing themselves and find a bass boat jammed nose first into the bottom of the Perquimans River with nothing left of the other two men but a boot with a leg protruding from it and one big-assed track in the mud, things get serious.
Joined by Geoffrey Bullfinch, Wendell “Mack” Macklemore, and Isabella Ferrara of the O.C.L.T., two genetic scientists with a strange story of hurricanes and DNA splicing, and a strange cast of others (including a very loud cockatiel)- Cletus has to solve the mystery of where the monster killing people in the swamp came from, where it’s gone and find a way to stop it before it kills again. Unfortunately for the team, taking down a forty foot sixteen ton dinosaur no one believes in is no easy task, and the clock is ticking…
This is the Fifth book in the O.C.L.T. series, following the novella “Brought to Light,” By Aaron Rosenberg, the novel “The Parting,” by David Niall Wilson, the novella “The Temple of Camazotz,” also by David Niall Wilson, and the novel “Incursion,” by Aaron Rosenberg (in which the existence of the O.C.L.T. as a cohesive unit is finalized). You can read more about the adventures of Cletus J. Diggs in “The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Currently Accepted Habits of Nature,” and “The Not Quite Right Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Crazy Case of Foreman James.” Coming soon from the O.C.L.T. – “The Noose Club,” by David Bischoff