Bradley Lewis delivers a high-stakes medical thriller with a plot that envelops consumer advocate Mark Einman in the often mysterious world of AIDS vaccine research. The nightmare begins when he receives his first anonymous threat the very day he visits Dr. Harry Ezralow, the world-renowned pediatric AIDS researcher. The hunt for information is on together with Mark's politically and socially famous wife Allie, placing the Einman's and their son Steven at mortal risk. The history of pediatric AIDS research is about to be rewritten, in a heart-stoppingly suspenseful story. Cul De Sac exposes the sometimes dark journey inside the complicated world of vaccine research, while digging deep into the myths across a political and business divide that at times is utterly alien to the people it purports to help. Cul De Sac is a work of magic that until now was missing from the literature of our generation, a medical thriller with an authentic Appendix that invites you inside a world that science has yet to conquer - a must for any reader of this genre.
©2013 Bradley B. Lewis (P)2014 Bradley B. Lewis
Its hard to fight wizards and demons when all you have is a gun and a badge. The use of magic in the sovereign city of Dracoheim is regulated by the Lord Mayor's Committee for Public Safety. From the licensing of magi, to the health and safety requirements for magical manufacturing, to the import and export of goods to the Realms of Nightmare, dedicated civil servants ensure that the metropolitan area stays safe from magical mayhem. Most of the time, anyway. My name is Erik Rugar. Im an agent of the Criminal Investigation Division of CPS. We operate outside of the authority of Parliament and are answerable only to the Lord Mayor himself. We get involved when the regular beat cops are out of their depth. If a magic shop gets robbed by junkies, or someone gets vaporized by a fireball, or shapechanging creatures start infiltrating the city, I get the call. But Im not a mage; Im just a cop. I face down magical threats with my keen investigative skills and a trusty revolver. Welcome to my world. Includes the short story In the City of Dreadful Joy, third-place winner of the 2019 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award! About the author: Misha Burnett has been writing poetry and fiction for around 40 years. His first four novels Catskinner's Book, Cannibal Hearts, The Worms of Heaven, and Gingerbread Wolves comprise a series The Book of Lost Doors. Major influences include Tim Powers, Samuel Delany, William Burroughs, and Phillip K. Dick.
©2019 Misha Burnett (P)2020 Misha Burnett
Cannibal Hearts is the sequel to Misha Burnett's first novel, Catskinner's Book. A year ago James Ozryck was a loner, forced to keep the world at bay by the alien entity he calls Catskinner who shares his body. Now he has found a community of others whose lives have been changed by the Outsiders. Along with Godiva, his half-human lover, James runs a property management company that serves as a front company for Outsider activities. When the pair's mysterious boss, Agony Delapour suddenly shows up in town with a new project, however, things gets dangerous fast as events unfold that threaten the life that they have made.
©2013 Misha Burnett (P)2013 Misha Burnett
Protector and punisher
Hunter and hunted
Down-to-earth and otherworldly
John Spector, aka GHOST, isnt your ordinary investigator. He carries a shiny badge, a billfold ID, and a mysterious silver suitcase. His mission? Seek the forgotten ones, the abandoned ones, the ones no one else can or will help. Visit blunt force trauma upon the worlds blackest souls and deny the devil his day by any means necessary. And never stop. Never. For more than a decade, the "Smiling Jack" killer has been posting photos of his victims on the Web, daring anyone to catch him, daring anyone to care. But when no missing person files match and no victims are ever found, the FBI closes the case. Years later, a digital camera washes up on shore, and GHOST finds it. Each macabre photo becomes a clue that will lead GHOST and FBI Special Agent Deanna Rezvani on the trail of one of the most diabolical killers of this world
or beyond. "No one gets away with murder. Not for long." NOTE: This audiobook is intended for mature reading audiences. The appropriate listener age is: 16+
©2013 Wayne Thomas Batson (P)2014 Wayne Thomas Batson
The third volume in "The Book Of Lost Doors" series begins when the enigmatic Agony Delapour is kidnapped and James setting off to rescue her. The kidnapper, who calls herself "The Orchid" has an army of followers, both human and otherwise, and information that suggests a traitor within Agony's organization. James has Catskinner.
©2014 Misha Burnett (P)2014 Misha Burnett
It's a simple plan: first get away. Then get revenge. The future will bring technological revolutions and political upheaval, but some things are timeless. Love grows, trust is precious, and nothing ever goes as planned. Naomi Kwan is running for her life. First she's accused of terrorism, then her friend Serena is charged with murder, and then the police try to kill them both. They escape with their lives before the corrupt officials behind the frame-ups can silence them, but as conspiracies unravel on all sides, their luck is sure to run out. Carl Jenson and his brother Parker are government contractors hired to gather evidence against Naomi, but the mission turns personal when all hell breaks loose. They know Naomi is innocent, and they know all about liberating people trapped by escalating violence. The hardest part will be convincing Naomi they're on her side. A daring escape and a desperate rescue are only the beginning. Mysteries from Naomi's past will collide with Carl and Parker's many secrets, and unraveling the plots that tie them all together leads to explosive consequences.
©2013-2016 K. M. Herkes (P)2016 K. M. Herkes
"Everyone dies. But not everyone can die killing a god." Gingerbread Wolves, the fourth volume of The Book of Lost Doors series, pits outsider modified humanity against the outsiders themselves as Agony Delapour vows to make war against deep heaven. James is caught in the middle, between those he loves and the alien madness of the old gods, with the future of the human race hanging in the balance. His fragile community must risk everything to prevent the outsiders from triggering a nova event - a collision of universes that would end all life on Earth. Agony says that she has a plan, and that even gods can die. But, as usual in James' world, nothing is exactly what it seems.
©2015 Misha Burnett (P)2015 Misha Burnett
Catskinner's Book is a science fiction/urban fantasy audiobook set in a surreal world unlike any that you have seen before. James Ozryck has a monster in his head. All of his life the entity that he calls "Catskinner" has made him a fugitive, afraid to get too close to anyone, afraid to stay in one place for too long. Catskinner kills, without compassion and without warning, and is very good at it. Now James has learned that Catskinner is not the only monster in the world, a world that has suddenly become a far stranger and more dangerous place than he imagined. In order to survive he will have to become something more than a monster, he will have to learn what it means to be human.
©2012 Misha Burnett (P)2013 Misha Burnett