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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Scorpion Returns

The Scorpion Returns…
“The Sting of the Scorpion is fun neo-pulp action and violence with a great new hero in a wild alternate America.” — Hardboiled Magazine

Imagine a world where the Allies lost the war to Nazi Germany and America has spent sixty years under duress by Axis powers. Now imagine an America newly freed from oppression and trying to find its way—through crime and punishment. Welcome to the new America.

Post-War profits have helped Steeltown grow into a thriving industrial metropolis. But the criminal element is growing along with it. Never before has evil of such a depraved and monstrous nature terrorized the rainwashed streets of the city. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and now only the darkest and bloodiest of messiahs can prevent every man, woman and child from becoming hapless victims. Out of the shadows comes The Scorpion.

Kurt Reinhardt is a powerful and debonair newspaper publisher by day—but by night he becomes a crime-busting vigilante feared by the criminal underground and relentlessly pursued by the police. He is neither entirely good nor is he evil—and as The Scorpion his agenda is his own. To fight the criminal element he utilizes the awesome .50 caliber Sting, a garrote of piano wire, and secrets best left buried forever in the past. Aiding him in his ruthless quest for “death for death and blood for blood” are hard-boiled Police Captain Dick Barracks, Spike Malone, a cynical young hooligan out of the river district known as “Shit Town”, and Suzaku, his loyal Japanese retainer. At night in Steeltown the shadows are alive and The Scorpion crawls…

The City of the Living Dead
What begins as an innocent carnival outing turns into a bloodbath overnight as the city of Steeltown is infiltrated by a deadly new viral plague whose origins are unknown. Civilization quickly breaks down and men turn into raging animals as they begin to fight their way through an ever-increasing army of the walking, flesh-hungry dead. The Scorpion thinks he can help those desperate souls trying to survive, he thinks he can hold back the forces eating through the beating heart of his beloved city, but a chance encounter with one of the infected leaves him with a body full of plague and a clock ticking down to zero hour. Now the Scorpion’s only hope is to ally himself with the very men who would hunt him down and destroy him…
Coming Soon…

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