A trilogy spanning one hundred and seventy years, Thompson’s Creek: A Trilogy, reveals Samuel Zewe’s mastery of storytelling. With its finely tuned cast of characters, and keenly crafted tale of horror, treachery and vengeance, Zewe's second novel has invited comparison to the works of King, Coonts, and Koontz.
Set in coastal Texas, Thompson’s Creek: A Trilogy, contrasts the lives of two friends, Alex Pendleton and Timothy Davenport. Fifteen year old, Alex, an only child, has only one real wish, and that is not to become his father. He’s had to live in the shadows of his fathers’ dashed hopes and dreams – His passion for photography has given him a much needed respite from family life at home and he’s spent many a day in the woods south of town alone. Alex, unlike his best friend, Tim, was not endowed with height or bulging biceps, but he was blessed with above average intelligence and an eagerness to help others, especially his friends. Timothy, the son of the current mayor of Seaside, and direct descendant of the town’s founder, is a tall, athletic and very rambunctious fifteen year old excited about the coming school year and his chance to play for Seaside High School’s Varsity Football Team. He is equally eager to make the most of the last few days of summer vacation and spend some quality time down in Coco Woods, fishing and hanging out with his longtime friend. What Tim and Alex witness there begins this tale and launches a history lesson – Beneath the blue skies and warm gulf breezes lies a stormy past that stretches from the town’s harrowing beginnings to present day, and the ultimate confrontation with evil, propelling Alex on a journey to discover the man he is and the person he was meant to be.