Heavy Metal by Cherie Priest
A big man rolls into Ducktown, Tennessee site of a years old environmental disaster that might have helped create a home for something far more sinister. Kilgore is a problem-solver of the supernatural kind, keeping his Bible close and his knowledge of the "old way" fresh in his mind. Investigating the deaths of two University of Tennessee student researchers, Kilgore speaks with their surviving colleague and then with the lead volunteer at the local museum dedicated to the old copper mine and the resulting disaster before investigating the area himself. Kilgore is an intriguing rogue, who story can only be guessed at along with his area of expertise. Even through the story was good after finishing, I felt that I only received half the story and information I needed about Kilgore which is why the rating is so low.