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Knuckleduster
Knuckleduster

Knuckleduster

FICTION

432 Pages, 5 x 8

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: February 2013

ISBN 9781605424934

Rights: WOR

Medallion Press (Feb 2013)

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Overview

A mercenary science fiction thriller set in the near future

After being blinded during military service, Brody “Knuckleduster” Calhoun relies on special carotene lenses, powered by expensive batteries, for sight. In order to pay for his vision, Brody becomes a vigilante for hire, specializing in tracking down and beating abusive husbands. To strangers he’s just a junkie with odd, orange-stained eyes, but to the police, Brody’s a repeat offender with a lengthy, and ever-growing, rap sheet that includes 17 cases of aggravated assault, all with a deadly weapon—his brass knuckles. When an old friend from the service, Thorp Ashbury, invites him to rural Illinois, Brody takes the opportunity to flee the city and violence. But after agreeing to help Thorp find his missing kid sister in Chicago, Brody uncovers a startling conspiracy that threatens to shake the very foundation of everything he stands for. Having spent his life in a cycle of violence and probation, Brody is forced to face his future.

Reviews

"When Thorp Ashbury, Brody's old army buddy, enlists his help to find Thorp's missing sister, the trail leads them to a corporation whose mind-control experiments have driven a veteran to commit mass murder." —Publishers Weekly (November 30, 2012)

"The novelty of a blind protagonist who 'sees' through artificially induced eyesight lifts this debut sf action-adventure a cut above most of its subgenre." —Library Journal (January 2013)

"Action packed and tense, Knuckleduster delivers on so many levels. . . . The reader is kept guessing right up until the explosive climax. A first-class novel." —Simon West-Bulford, author, The Soul Consortium

"There's plenty of room here for a sequel, or several, and that's a perfectly good thing." —Booklist (January 2013)

"Knuckleduster is an exciting thriller with plenty of twists and turns. Highly recommended." —Midwest Book Review

"Post, a talented writer, creates strong characters in a believable dark setting, forced to accept the unacceptable. . . . Readers will anxiously await Post's next effort." —www.SFRevu.com

"The exhilarating investigation grips readers with a pulp fiction excitement as [Brody Calhoun] battles some nasty adversaries while thinking his paranoid friend is insane." —www.GenreGoRoundReviews.blogspot.com

Author Biography

Andrew Post is a writer whose stories have appeared in several literary magazines, including Cannoli Pie, The Legendary, and Underground Voices. He lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.