The Dead Still Walk

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Ex-CIA Johnny Walker of all people should have known Charlie wouldn't die easy. Soon after they meet again, this time atop a Mexican pyramid ruin, agent Summers squirms, rope-bound between two pillars. She's become an unwilling pawn of Charlie's evil plan to wreak revenge on Walker. Charlie never was known for fighting fair—at the apex of the battle between them, Charlie puts Walker into a deep hypnotic trance with a buzzword his thugs got from Walker's psychiatrist after they shot him. A sudden noise brings Walker out of his frozen state, but as Charlie pulls the trigger, two shots ring out.
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About the author

Starting with a 1980 creative writing class at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, I have felt the need to write adventure novels. Toward that end I have studied under mentors John Tigges, Carolyn Banks, and many others. Also, I have completed a number of correspondence writing courses to better learn the craft. I loved the Allan Quartermain series and have written a number of adventure novels in an attempt at joining in all the fun. I've been writing unpublished works for over ten years, but now have a number of published, or soon to be published, works to my credit. Of course I continue working on a number of WIP's that will someday, hopefully, also find a home at Amazon and elsewhere in the book industry. My five book Johnny Walker Series is published by Whiskey Creek Press.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jan 1, 2012
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Pages
181
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ISBN
9781633557802
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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It is 1976 and the Cold War rages on. But the news community is abuzz with speculation on the whereabouts of the charismatic, albeit eccentric Howard Hughes. All reported instances of sighting him recently have proven to be unfounded. Suddenly there is an announcement that informs the world exactly where Hughes is. In Antarctica the apolitical Russian scientific icebreaker, Brezhnev, was investigating a new theory on the geographic location of Atlantis when a gang of Russian Mafia arrived on power skidoo sleds to surround it. Somehow the thugs had learned the ailing Hughes had purchased a berth hoping to be among the first to see remnants of the ancient city described by Homer, Plato, and others. The mafia easily overtakes the unarmed captain and his crew and they use the ship radio to demand a billion dollar gold ransom. The Central Intelligence Agency fears broadcasting their association with Hughes may be an embarrassment to the U.S. if the Red Army gets to him first and makes him talk. They bring Johnny Walker out of C.I.A. retirement to see if he can rescue Hughes. They ask Harlow, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, to tag along as his Russian interpreter. She nearly backs out of the project when she learns it is Walker, the same Walker that once left her at the altar. Both Harlow and Walker accept the assignment as a patriotic gesture to the U.S. President. Walker learns to his dismay that he is to get Hughes off the ship if possible, but if it looks likely the Red Army will ultimately get him, and there is no way to get him out safely, Walker must kill for his government this one last time. Walker eventually proves resourceful at turning the tables on the Russian Mafia pirates. He is instrumental at getting the ailing Hughes flown off the ship via helicopter, but the man dies a few days later of natural causes. At the President's animate urging, Walker takes over the Brezhnev and he resumes the hunt for Atlantis. When it is located, two miles below solid ice, he and Harlow have the challenge of their lives getting to it and going through what is left of it. But their exploration is interrupted by a volcano blast that rivals that of Mount Suvius.
American Johnny Walker, an apparent African barfly, has an irreverent, caustic way about him. When he meets the naïve, sometimes comical Harlow, it is not under the best of circumstances. Harlow has narrowly escaped the clutches of the local police who have taken offence to the prospect of a feature exposé on them she plans to write for her daddy's newspaper. The corrupt and immoral cops have plans to throw her in a jail that makes bug infested Mexican hoosgows seem tame in comparison. Understandably, Harlow needs to leave town post-haste. She is drawn to Walker who has the only airplane that hasn't been overbooked. Walker finds Harlow's plight comical and he initially tells her to get lost. But when he is falsely accused of murder, he leaps out a second story window taking a very reluctant Harlow with him. He later consoles Harlow by telling her he will be flying south and she is welcome to accompany him. Though Harlow agrees, the two bicker continually. Walker makes her pay dearly for her decision by his unrelenting sexual innuendos. In the harrowing, life-threatening adventures to follow the two strike a shaky truce. But Harlow is mortified when Walker cons her into abetting him as he chases after an incredible illegal diamond stash in an old abandoned mine. Once inside, evidence of World War II Nazi delves into the occult, and modern day Nazi conspiracies, lead the two to believe the authoritarian historical accounts of how and when Hitler was killed will have to be re-written. Suddenly the whole mountain exploded. The problem now was, as the stalactites began to fall and the lava of an emerging volcano crept ever closer, how the dickens were they going to live long enough for Harlow to write about their findings, and maybe get a Pulitzer prize for the effort?
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