I’m proud to be partnering with Joe McKinney, author of THE SAVAGE DEAD, and Stephen Knight, author of THE GATHERING DEAD, on a new six-part series of novellas titled THE RETREAT, which will be available in popular eBook formats.
Here’s the synopsis:
As a new disease turns people into sadistic, laughing killers, in Boston, a battalion of light infantry struggles to maintain order. As the numbers of infected grow, the battalion loses control, and the soldiers find themselves fighting for their lives against the very people they once swore an oath to protect.
During the ensuing collapse, the lost battalion learns the Army is still holding out in Florida, which has been cleared of the Infected. Harry Lee, its commander, decides the only hope for his men is to get there. But first they must cross more than a thousand miles of America that has been turned into a war zone.
And here’s a taste of the action you’ll find on almost every page of this book:
Ramos raised his Sledgehammer as he cleared the doorway. Wade followed, pointing his carbine the other way. Then Eraserhead with his SAW, the squad automatic weapon. Then Williams with his M4/203.
The hall was packed with grinning Klowns. Several stomped on the half-stripped, mangled body of a nurse lying on the floor. Others watched and roared with laughter, hands on their hips or gripping their stomachs.
The nurse was laughing.
The infected noticed the soldiers pointing guns at them and cheered. They shrieked with glee as if the guests had finally arrived at their surprise party. Once again, Wade was disturbed by their faces. They looked like clown faces with their wide, glassy eyes and crazy leers.
One stumbled close, his eyes unfocused from the heavy dose of sedative he still carried in his bloodstream. He blinked at Ramos and giggled.
Ramos cut him in half with a blast of buckshot.
As if waiting for this signal, the crazies surged at them.
The first episode of THE RETREAT, which I authored and which has the title PANDEMIC, is coming out near the end of October. The second episode, authored by Stephen Knight, will come out shortly after that.