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New Release! Chase the Tiger

chase-the-tiger01-duplicateThe 4th novel in the Connor Rix series is now on pre-order! Chase the Tiger is officially available on Thursday, October 20, but you can reserve your copy now on Amazon at a special introductory price and have it automatically delivered to your e-reader on launch day.

As with all the other Rix books, it’s a fast-paced science-fiction thriller set in a near-future independent Texas Republic. Have a problem with a violent superhuman outlaw? Rix is the guy you call to set things right.

CHASE THE TIGER

The day of the bio-engineered superhuman is here, and the only limit is human imagination.

When two Animal Kids—young women modified to resemble their favorite jungle cats—hire Connor Rix to recover stolen black-market biotech, it looks like a straightforward case. No problem for a guy like Rix, with his unbreakable bones, advanced optical implant, and rewired nervous system.

But the mystery runs a lot deeper than Rix could have guessed. Untangling it will require getting past lethal enforcers with bizarre modifications, and facing down the larger forces operating in the background.

Imagine a superhuman private investigator in a near-future independent Texas, and you’ve got Chase the Tiger, the fourth novel in the Connor Rix series of SF thrillers.

Free Signed Copy

Rules of Force, book 1 in the Connor Rix Chronicles

I’m in a rare generous mood. A grateful mood, even. I have bulk copies of the paperback edition of Gods and The City on their way to me, and to get the celebration under way, I’m giving away a free signed copy of Rules of Force, the first book in my Connor Rix science-fiction thriller series. Later this week I’ll draw a name from my e-mail newsletter subscriber list to receive this prize, so make sure you’re signed up. The sign-up form is at the top of the sidebar to your left. See it? I’ve also got a sign-up widget on the home page of my website.

This won’t be the only book I’ll be giving away over the next couple of months, so make sure you sign up and have a chance to win. I don’t pester people with excessive e-mails, but newsletter subscribers will be the first to hear news about new releases, book signings, special sales and such. Don’t miss out!

Rules of Force on sale

Rules of Force, on sale for 99 cents this week.
Rules of Force, on sale for 99 cents this week.

I’ve got a promotion through eBookSoda that’s set to hit on May 1, but readers of this blog can get an early jump on it. The e-book edition of Rules of Force, the first volume in my Connor Rix series of SF thrillers, is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. The eBookSoda push arrives on Thursday, but the price decrease has already gone through at most of the major outlets. No waiting! Alternately, you can purchase the print edition and get the e-book for free.

Rules of Force

Connor Rix was there at the beginning, when the second-generation Brazilian steroids first arrived on the scene, along with the blood boost packs. It was his job to keep the newly-superhuman rowdies under control and shut down the most poisonous of the new modification labs. Not an easy job, but unbreakable bones and state-of-the-art optical implants sure help.

But now the list of bio-engineered miracles available to the public has grown as broad as the desires of mankind. And one man is leaving a trail of bodies across the Texas Republic as he brutally takes control of the market in human modifications and suppresses all competitors. What will it take to stop him? And what price must Rix pay to bring the man to justice?

Fortunately, Rix isn’t working this job alone. He has a nearly 7-foot giant on his team with a one-of-a-kind exoskeleton boosting his strength off the charts. And then there’s the night owl who never sleeps (or so she says) but that’s not her only modification. The woman Rix wants to make his wife is along for the ride too, if she can keep her fears in check.

These four must square off against an army of Modified enforcers to bring down the man who seeks to rule the bio-enhancement trade. All they have to figure out now is if their famous benefactor is a friend or foe….