Mencken Cassie is a passionate reporter on a mission to save Baltimore from an organized crime ring and a brutal hitman who is terrorizing the city. When Mencken declares war on the organization, he enters a world of monsters more terrifying than anything he could ever imagine. To save the city he loves, Mencken must unmask the true threat to Baltimore by finding new sources of strength in the community around him. Mencken and the Monsters is an intense supernatural thriller that features fast-paced action, terrifying horror, clever dialog, and a compelling mystery. In this first installment of the Defense of Reality series, the gritty world of the Wire meets the thrilling world of a Stephen King novel.