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Monmouth University student Kevin J. Holton published his first novel, A Touch of Malice, under the pseudonym Alex Chase.  The book is available on

A Touch of Malice is a spine-chilling psychological thriller with a philosophical twist. Jason Patterson, a skilled police officer, finds himself fighting forces that he has never seen before. Trapped in a nightmare and pursued by demons, he must rely on little more than his instinct to preserve his life- and his sanity- as he searches for his missing family.

Chase is currently majoring in English and Psychology at Monmouth University.

English Professor Stanley Blair commented: “Kevin is a talented writer. I am pleased that he has chosen to pursue his education with the excellent creative writing faculty at Monmouth University. I look forward to seeing his next novel!” 

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