TABLE OF CONTENTS
George R.R. Martin — "Meathouse Man"
Joe R. Lansdale — "Night They Missed the Horror Show"
Ronald Kelly — "Diary"
Elizabeth Massie — "Abed"
Randy Chandler & t. Winter-Damon — "I am He that Liveth and was Dead ... & Have the Keys of Hell & Death"
Edward Lee — "Xipe"
Ray Garton — "Bait"
Gerard Houarner — "Painfreak"
Wayne Allen Sallee — "Lover Doll"
Charlee Jacob — "The Spirit Wolves"
Brian Hodge — "Godflesh"
John Everson — "Every Last Drop"
Mehitobel Wilson — "Blind in the House of the Headsman"
Monica J. O'Rourke — "An Experiment in Human Nature"
Graham Masterton — "The Burgers of Calais"
Nancy Kilpatrick — "Ecstasy"
Bentley Little — "Pop Star in the Ugly Bar"
Wrath James White — "The Sooner They Learn"
JF Gonzalez — "Addict"
Dan Price is a top-level officer in one of the private firms providing security at the Olympics. All-American and proficient in appearance, Price is really an amoral killer. He has assembled a paramilitary strike force that is about to unleash a bloodbath that will destabilize the forces of world power with a single act of unthinkable, cataclysmic violence.
Tag McCall, a low-level security guard assigned to Price’s unit, may well have reached the last stop in the downward spiral of his career and his life. McCall is haunted by personal demons: his dismissal in disgrace from the Secret Service, his subsequent bout with alcohol and substance abuse, divorce … although his biggest secret, and fear, is the irregular heartbeat and chest pains that are becoming more frequent. He hasn’t told anyone.
When McCall picks up a thread, a hint of what Price is up to, he’s thrust into a shadowy maze of deception, seduction, and murder involving a defecting Chinese general and his willful daughter, a homicidal stalker and a missing teenage gymnast. And as if that weren’t enough, McCall has two strong-willed women vying for his heart, a heart that could give out at any moment.
Richard Dane ist ein anständiger Bürger und Familienvater. Doch eines Nachts ändert sich sein Leben von Grund auf. Richard stellt einen Einbrecher und erschießt ihn. Für die Polizei ist der Fall klar: Notwehr. Doch als der Vater des Erschossenen beschließt, Rache für seinen Sohn zu nehmen, wird eine Kette von blutigen Ereignissen in Gang gesetzt. Um seine Familie zu schützen, greift Richard zu extremen Mitteln ...
Der Roman erschien in Deutschland bereits 1997 unter dem Titel "Kalt brennt die Sonne über Texas".
Tod, Blut und Gewalt sind keine Unbekannten im Fifth Ward, einem berüchtigten Viertel von Houston. Doch die bestialische Hinrichtung einer Prostituierten stellt alles bisher Dagewesene in den Schatten. Ein perverser Killer sucht sich gezielt weibliche Opfer aus, um sein Verlangen nach Leidenschaft, Wut, Hass und Rache zu befriedigen. Für die Frauen beginnt ein Leben in ständiger Angst – für den Killer, der sich selbst als »Houston Hacker« bezeichnet, ist es ein Akt der Liebe.
Einer DER Klassiker des Serienkiller-Genres, jetzt endlich in überarbeiteter Neuausgabe.
America's M.I.A.s. The government has turned its back on them, but former Green Beret Mark Stone never will. A former P.O.W., he has a debt to repay. To his brothers-in-arms. To their families. And most of all … to himself.
Brigadier General William Porter. Once the supreme allied commander over all forces in Vietnam, now he is the Warlord, the leader of a sinister army of American and Asian bandits, who live by creating terror and demanding tribute.
Stone's mission: find Porter … and kill him. But even with Hog Wiley, Terrance Loughlin, and a group of Freedom Fighters by his side, Stone might be outmatched. Because the Warlord still controls the greatest weapon of all … fear.
...but not by Stone. Because Stone is going back to 'Nam, back to the savage jungles where it all started. But this time the enemy is no ragtag army of rebels. Stone and his men are up against the deadliest organization in Asia -- a blood-soaked drug empire headed by ruthless, sadistic professionals.
And this time, Stone takes no prisoners...
Small-town juvenile delinquents, Pentecostal snake-handlers, zombies, psychopaths, and assorted freaks populate these witty and gritty tales of horror by a master of the genre. The suspenseful, action-packed tales range from visions of a post-apocalyptic world ("Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back," "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks") to alternative histories ("Trains Not Taken," "Letter from the South, Two Moons West of Nacogdoches"). A dozen other stories of gruesome violence and utter depravity include "The Pit," in which car trouble develops into a life-or-death struggle; "Night They Missed the Horror Show," involving an encounter with ornery rednecks; and "Hell Through a Windshield," in which a drive-in movie provides a one-way ticket to another dimension.
By Bizarre Hands, Joe R. Lansdale's debut collection of short stories, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction, and two of its tales have received Stoker awards. Lansdale's novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted into a 2002 film, and his Hap and Leonard detective stories inspired the Sundance Channel television series. This edition features an Introduction by science-fiction novelist Lewis Shiner and an Afterword by horror fiction author Ramsey Campbell. Suggested for mature readers.
To ex-P.O.W. Mark Stone it is a matter of honor. The government could bury the Vietnam War but not America's forgotten heroes--the soldiers listed as M.I.A. A former Green Beret, Stone will keep searching until every missing fighter—dead or alive—has been accounted for.
Combat reporter Jackie Winslow has proved herself in life-or-death situations all over the world. Now she needs Stone's help. Her father, a military doctor, has been spotted in a slave camp deep in the jungles of Laos. Washington is calling him a traitor—but with Stone, Hog Wiley, and Terrance Loughlin leading the way, she is ready to crawl through hell to prove them wrong.
While Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, is recovering from a life-threatening stab wound, Louise Elton comes into Hap and Leonard's PI office to tell him that the police have killed her son, Jamar.
Months earlier, a bully cop pulled over and sexually harassed Jamar's sister, Charm. The officer followed Charm over the course of the next couple of months, leading Jamar to videotape and take notes on the cop and his partner. The next thing Louise hears, Jamar got in a fight and is killed in the projects by local hoods. It doesn't add up: he was a straight A student, destined for better things, until he began to ask too many questions about the racist police force.
Leonard, a tough black gay Vietnam vet and Republican, joins Hap in the investigation, and they stumble upon the racial divides that have shaped their Eastern Texas town. But if anyone can navigate these pitfalls and bring the killers to justice, it's Hap and Leonard.
Filled with Lansdale's trademark whip-smart dialogue, colorful characters, and relentless pacing, Rusty Puppy is Joe Lansdale at his page-turning best.