Deep below the Arctic ice in a sinister government laboratory, alien scientists called the Ghin conduct hideous experiments on human victims in cooperation with the US government. But when one Ghin scientist betrays his handlers and turns the laboratory into a slaughterhouse, the shadow agency that oversees the operation initiates the Judas Protocol, unleashing a Special Ops unit to conceal the government's involvement and to terminate both the scientist and his allies. But the Ghin are not prepared to die quietly....
"EVERYBODY WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING"
A brutal pirate blazes a bloody trail of vengeance on a suicidal quest. They took his love, they took his freedom - they tried taking his life. Now he will give them her steel.
Beat it, Beatles! Move over, Monkees! Roll it up, Rolling Stones! Here comes the greatest, grooviest, gearest rock-and-roll group of all time: The Lemon Herberts, launching themselves on their very first world tour - and straight into more danger, more peril, more sheer adventure than they ever bargained for! In six kicky, pulpy, far-out tales, you'll meet drummer Ellroy, guitarists Honor and Dilly, bassist Ally, and the gorgeously fab Her Majesty - trouble-magnets that even their long-suffering manager, the mysterious Brighton Hawks, can't hope to contain.
On the west coast a man of utterly lethal capabilities and an intense sense of purpose loses everything important to him. As his life crumples around him he goes to extreme lengths for vengeance.
On the edge of civilization the price of life runs cheap. In the ruins of a long forgotten waystation, an eldritch horror waits to be unleashed. A witch and her mercenary bodyguard play a deadly game of sorcery and betrayal as the death toll steadily rises.
Bloody swords, sinister sorcery. Beneath the temple of a dark god lies the technology of a forgotten civilization, protected by an angry priestess. Two thieves enter the black sanctuary bent on a fortune. What one of them discovers is a surprising truth. Dark gods must fall.
The Stars Spawn Horror. A gate to eternity, a bridge to death, a guardian under an abhorrent duty. A perpetual loser discovers a dark dimensional gateway on a lonely stretch of Florida highway - and discovers that sometimes, ends must justify means. Serve or die.
A witch-queen on a mission of murder. A demigod at once her lover and her sire. An entire dimension in thrall to necromancy. Aimed like the quarrel from a crossbow, this enchantress alone must bring about Armageddon.
The dead will rise. A cheating wife and a crooked accountant discover the price of treachery. In a cheap motel room on a lonely stretch of the interstate not even death can stop the vengeance of a deranged preacher. Sometimes you don't get a merciful god.
Stories of violent fantasy, dark science fiction, grim horror and pulp fiction. This anthology contains over eight short stories and the complete science fiction novellas; "Sudden Decompression" and thriller, "Thunderkiss." For non-stop action across all genres of speculative fiction, Body Count delivers in spades.
A game of thrones played out in microcosm as murderous family members battle for the fate of a kingdom amid an ancient graveyard. Betrayal, murder and the fate of a nation play out in a clash of heavy metal armor. Blood is thicker than water; especially on the edge of your sword....
Sword for hire. Burned out and lonely, a grim mercenary finds redemption on the site of a long forgotten massacre where the dead are restless and human predators remain the most relentless killers. Second Chances Are Worth Killing For.
Blood comes at a price. In a frozen, dark-age world of savage, sudden violence, it takes a bastard to kill a bastard. Leaving a beautiful queen bargaining her body and pride for a murder that could save her realm. You get what you pay for.
On a far distant planet, a futuristic mercenary warrior faces a supernatural threat from Earth's distant past. Luthor, a corporation champion, combat specialist, and mental savant, possesses the ability to transfer his conscious across endless space. On an outlaying world, a fortune worth killing for waits for the company strong enough to take it. The battlefield is only the beginning of horrors on the remote planet and by the end, Luthor fights a combat beyond his ability to comprehend.
Sometimes the last man standing is a woman. In the near future, a balkanized Earth drowns in greed and violence. Kali Muse, private military contractor on the shuttle Whiskey & Water, earns a living in Hostile Salvage, pulling artifacts and forgotten wealth out of the poisoned rubble of the planet's numerous hot zones. Constantly trying to outrun her haunted past she pulls a long forgotten secret from a desiccated corpse, changing the course of her life.