"Ten stories, two each from EQMM and AHMM, are highly varied apart from the common military connection, some bordering on science fiction, treating various periods, wars, and branches of services. One of the best short-story writers around, DuBois has a faultless touch." -- Jon L. Breen, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"...Brendan DuBois is one of the two or three finest short story writers of my time." --- mystery editor and author Ed Gorman.
"To say that Brendan DuBois writes thrillers is equivalent to saying that Faberge was pretty good at decorating eggs." --- Crippen & Landru publishers
Award-winning mystery author Brendan DuBois has gathered ten of his short stories that revolve around mysteries involving the military and the men and women who serve. Included in this mysterious collection are:
"Death of a Gemini": An F-14 pilot flying missions over Afghanistan after 9/11 is haunted by the memory --- and possible ghost --- of his dead brother, killed during the World Trade Center attacks.
"Mission Failure": In 1962, a U.S. Navy submarine on an espionage mission up a river in the Soviet Union makes an unexpected discovery that may change the history of the country.
"The Men on the Wall": A top secret special ops unit is on a dangerous mission in the United States, racing against time to prevent an almost unimaginable disaster from taking place. But will they have to make the ultimate sacrifice?
Plus seven other tales of military heroism and sacrifice.
This unique anthology also includes:
-- Author forward and afterward
-- Publication history of each story
-- Author insight on how each story was written and published
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His latest novel, "Deadly Cove," was published in July 2011 by St. Martin's Press.
His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including "The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois
His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a onetime "Jeopardy!" gameshow champion. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com.
Cover art by Jeroen ten Berge.