SPECIES of ONE: A Novel by Matt McMahon
Good-hearted loner Phil Kyle leaves his successful career for an isolated mountain cabin after reading a mysterious passage online.
Phil makes some tentative friendships in the mountains and a few enemies. Between internal and external skirmishes, he meets sages from the Himalayas, rescues damsels in distress, soars among the clouds, and falls in love — all within forty miles of his cabin.
After a violent incident exposes his dark past, Phil can no longer ignore the powerful voices that dictated his life. Deep bonds he has formed with friends and enemies help guide him when an unthinkable tragedy threatens to plunge Phil into hellish forever isolation.
Seeing truth as a potent cure that can be more dangerous than any evil, Phil fears he can’t stand up to his truth.