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A fantastical reimagining of the American West which draws its influence from steampunk, the American western tradition, and magical realism.
The world is only half made. What exists has been carved out amidst a war between two rival factions: the Line, paving the world with industry and claiming its residents as slaves; and the Gun, a cult of terror and violence that cripples the population with fear. The only hope at stopping them has seemingly disappeared—the Red Republic that once battled the Gun and the Line, and almost won. Now they’re just a myth, a bedtime story parents tell their children, of hope.
To the west lies a vast, uncharted world, inhabited only by the legends of the immortal and powerful Hill People. Liv Alverhyusen, a doctor of the new science of psychology, travels to the edge of the made world to a spiritually protected mental institution in order to study the minds of those broken by the Gun and the Line. In its rooms lies an old general of the Red Republic, a man whose shattered mind just may hold the secret to stopping the Gun and the Line. And either side will do anything to understand how.
An ancient manuscript has remained concealed for centuries — within its pages lies the key to the most unholy secret known to mankind.
A sacred brotherhood has sworn, generation after generation, to protect this terrifying truth from those who would use it to unleash doomsday upon mankind.
When the unthinkable happens, and the holy scroll is uncovered, the race is on to reveal the true meaning of the cryptic language. Only one man, Dr. Thomas Lourds, the world’s foremost scholar of ancient languages, who we first met in the bestselling novel The Atlantis Code, can safely decipher this most deadly scripture.
Lourds soon becomes the bait in the most lethal manhunt — knowing he must confront the true face of evil if the world is to be saved…
In his sophomore release, Los Angeles Times best-selling author Stephen Jay Schwartz, gives us another raw look into the haunting, personal journey of Hayden Glass, LAPD Robbery-Homicide detective in Beat.
A distinguished and gifted detective, LAPD’s Hayden Glass is a mental mess. Suffering from a deep desire to connect with anyone, Glass seeks refuge in a world where connection is a myth – the seedy world of strip-clubs, prostitution, and the one place where pornography reigns supreme, the Internet.
Glass becomes obsessed with Cora, a web-cam vixen and prostitute operating out of San Francisco. While on leave from the LAPD, he soon finds himself making weekly trips north, in attempts to save Cora from herself. Instead, Glass falls deep into the grim hole of the se x-slave trade in San Francisco. In this sinister world run by a labyrinthine system of crime rings and corruption, his attempts to battle his own addiction get challenged like never before.
His struggle lives on beyond the pages with that age-old question: Just how do we beat our own personal demons?
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