In the dark corners of the world, a battle rages for the souls of the damned. They're known as The Fallen, souls afflicted with a curse that leaves them empty, violent, but immortal. The church calls them demons, vampires or the Nosferatu. For centuries a holy order known as The Righteous Fire has sought to destroy them, all the while hiding a secret that connects them, the church, to the beginning of the Nosferatu scourge.
Thirty-eight years ago Robert Brown launched an upstart magazine from his basement called Soldier of Fortune, which pushed the bounds of journalism to its limits with his untamed brand of reporting - - a camera in one hand, a gun in the other, and soon thereafter he discovered that he’d established a worldwide community. His wildly popular, notorious magazine became an icon for action-seekers in the U.S. and around the world. In this long-awaited book, Brown tells his own story.
Spencer Brown unleashes his English wit with rapid precision. Then, he talks with Dom and club owner Jamie Masada about being English. Next, Modi takes the mic and slams the front row for being all men. He complains about Russian building contractors who almost ruined his house, taxi drivers having more social lives than anyone, Dallas convenience stores, and overweight people on airplanes. Then, Gerry Bednob uses his Bangladeshi wisdom to exposes strange American habits and phrases.
"Congratulations! You are now a member of a cult audience. This means that you know about me before a lot of other people do. Imagine the fun you'll have dropping my name into conversation with unsuspecting 'squares': 'Ha! That reminds me of that bit on the Spencer Brown album....'
Pollution, war and overpopulation have darkened the skies, photosynthesis is failing and most of the Earth's 20 billion souls face starvation and death. The only hope for survival lays with the fertile fields of Mars, where a 30-year terraforming effort is turning vast swaths of the red planet to green.