‘Legend: An OBX Novel’ Sets Dark Mystery On The Outer Banks
Season 3 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV will return next week with a new episode featuring an interview with Joseph Waltenbaugh, author of Legend: An OBX Novel, a dark mystery set on the Outer Banks, North Carolina that was released last month, just in time to be the perfect summer read for locals and visitors alike.
Legend: An OBX Novel, a summer beach thriller by Joseph K. Waltenbaugh, presents a classic tale of good versus evil, bringing together two unlikely people to battle a menacing presence in the mysterious and idyllic setting of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
What do Frank Sinatra, Moby Dick, Virginia Dare, Saint Catherine Labouré, Charles Manson, and the Aztec Sun God Tonatiuh have in common? They are all legendary figures that shape the plotline of Legend: An OBX Novel.
As a frequent visitor to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the author uses his knowledge of the region to spin a classic tale of good versus evil that brings together two unlikely people—one a legend in his own right—to battle a menacing presence that has its origins in the legends of old.
It is a story of death, destruction, revelation, and redemption set in a land where pirates once roamed, ghost stories abound, and people are known to vanish without a trace.
The story incorporates the romance of a summer beach novel with the menacing overtones of a paranormal thriller to produce a supernatural beach thriller on the order of “Frankie and Annette meet Hannibal Lecter.”
It is an edgy story filled with humor, romance, and murder; one that highlights the inherent spiritual goodness of the characters in their battle against a mysterious evil, all played out in the idyllic setting of the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina during the summer vacation season.
As a vagabond windsurfer and a career-minded resident become romantically involved and embark on an uplifting spiritual journey, they discover that their faith, hope, and love become their strongest weapons in combatting the deadly evil that confronts them.
The novel incorporates several local people (including Mojo Collins and Jonny Waters) in the storyline in addition to using real Outer Banks locations (including Mulligan’s and Port O’ Call, among others), rendering it an enjoyable summer novel where the reader can actually visit the places identified in the story, standing or sitting in the exact locations where the action occurs.
However, for those unable to visit the Outer Banks, the novel describes in vivid detail all the places and localities in the story, giving the reader the feeling of actually being there.
Both paperback and digital editions are available at LegendOBX.com.
Be sure to tune in to OBXentertainment.com for OBXE TV Episode 62, featuring an interview Legend author Joseph Waltenbaugh, premiering online this Monday, June 13.
Check out a preview of our interview with Joseph Waltenbaugh in the player below!
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