Michael Rutger


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Introducing NOLAN MOORE

If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear A STRONG resemblance to Nolan Moore — a rogue archaeologist hosting a youtube documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists.

Nolan and his team seT out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909, who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon.

And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks...

But then The cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways, and Nolan's QUEST becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible and terrible odds.

The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions:

What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long?

And why did its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?





“A taut, take-no-prisoners thriller, lean and fast as an express train. Make no mistake: THE ANOMALY is the real deal."
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, #1 New York Times bestselling authorS


"This is my kind of book. The suspense mounts slowly... slowly... Then the horror lingers for a long, long time."
R. L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series


"THE ANOMALY crackles with claustrophobic tension that had me holding my breath. Sharp dialogue, a dizzying central plot, and a real sense of dread throughout. I couldn't sleep until I'd finished reading, and then I couldn't sleep just thinking about it. I loved it. Michael Rutger is here to stay."
Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES


“Gripping, exciting, page-turning fun. I suspect Michael Crichton would have been happy to put his name to it.” 


"THE ANOMALY is my type of story — terrific writing from a confident storyteller. What more could you want? Sure to be in the mix with the best thrillers of the year, it's a thrilling and haunting read from first page to last."

Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of HOW IT HAPPENED and THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD


"Fans of the paranormal thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will relish this superior debut"

— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review