Now, he's stumbled onto a new plot. One that suggests the very architecture of New York is designed to open a gateway between our world and the titans'. Worse still, the politicians who run the city have deep ties to the Order cult.
No matter what, Detective Murrow needs to make sure that gateway stays closed.
William Vitka is a writer and journalist in the New York City area. He's written more than a dozen books and has been published by Stuff Magazine, CBSNews.com, and the New York Post to name a few.
Robert W. Chamber's most hauntingly romantic tale from his collection of horror.
From the intro:
The most achingly beautiful and romantic of all the vignettes of The King in Yellow. Chambers exquisitely colors each scene, each action, each thought with the measured care of a master painter driven mad with ecstatic love. In this installment he makes no mention of the dreaded document, The King in Yellow, but he really doesn’t need to. By now the reader has been drawn into the unspoken nightmare of its spell – trapped like some helpless prehistoric beast sinking slowly to ia suffocating death in a tar-pit of elegantly phrased insanity.
Will love prevail for our hero?
After finally crossing the Rockies, the pair soon find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle between the vile Iron Cross and a military group called the New California Republic. The NCR claim to want to restore order to the wasteland through their New Eden project. Athena agrees to help them—if they can help get her to California.
But a calamitous attack on an NCR stronghold sends those plans awry and Athena finds herself relentlessly hunted by the leader of the Iron Cross and his goons. Her only option is to floor the gas and keep the Hellcat going—get back in touch with the NCR— and help them in their war against the Iron Cross.
Athena’s determined to get to New Eden and the redwoods—but she’ll pay a hefty price.
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
So she loads up her car, loads up her guns, and starts her journey west from New York. She’s determined to let nothing stand in her way.
All of that changes when a healthy pregnant woman and her brother cross Athena’s path. Soon, all three find themselves hunted on the highways by a murderous organization called The Iron Cross.
But nothing The Iron Cross can do compares to the nightmare an evil genius named Doc Frankie has in store for them.