Liberty is easier to burn than to birth, and downright hellish to protect.
James Starr, a busted-up bronc rider turned politician, can barely saddle his own demons when he finds himself at the center of a high-stakes game of power and lies. With the world embroiled in the Great War, power-hungry forces threaten to tear apart the state of Texas in a secret plot to rule the resource that will fuel the future.
When a high-society ball ends with the spontaneous combustion of many of Austin's elite, Starr is forced to choose between the fire-crazed anarchist bent on reducing Austin to cinders and the secretive industrialist determined to pull his strings. To top it all off, Starr discovers a maze of dangerous tunnels beneath the city and evidence of a secret society playing both sides.
Against the backdrop of widespread panic and riots, Starr must rely on his horse, Willy, and his new flame, Daisy, to help him unravel the mysteries and lies before his political ambitions, along with the entire city of Austin, are drenched in crude oil and lit on fire. Can Starr save his career? Save his love? And save the day? Or will he have to choose one over the others?
Exploding with over the top, cheek-puckering action, including the world's first parkour stunt horse, The Austin Job dares you to cinch your saddle to a bolt of Lone Star lightning and hold on for dear life. In this second season of his Lost DMB Files serial, Author David Mark Brown invites the reader into a world illuminated by human torches and moonlight towers, an underground Austin inhabited by machine and monster alike. The Austin Job happens simultaneously with Fistful of Reefer (Season One of the Lost DMB Files) and thus can be read first or second in the series.
Check out The Austin Job, and all of the Lost DMB Files, for new-pulp fiction that will keep you turning the pages from beginning to end.
MORE ABOUT THE LOST DMB FILES:
Some conspiracies remain theories. Others become obsessions. Exhumed 100 years after their penning, the Lost DMB Files will reinterpret the way you perceive the world... and possibly the way it perceives you.
Dime novelist and pulp fiction writer, David Mark Brown, mysteriously disappeared during the 1930s. Until recently, his obscure writings had all but been forgotten. Violent conspiracy theorists contend his fiction preserves a secret history, a history able to reclaim our future, if the war it unleashes doesn't destroy us in the process.
Ranging from steampunk westerns to campy horror, these lost files harken back to an age of dime-store novels and over-the-top stories full of anti-heroes, complex villains, nightmarish monsters, conspiracy theories, shootouts, and explosions.
"Sergio Leone would have killed to film Fistful of Reefer. Harry Turtledove would admire the way history has been skewed. Others will love the notion of the Lost DMB Files. The estimable Mr. Brown has really latched onto something here." ~ Mike Resnick (The Godfather of Weird Western)
OTHER SCHISM 8 SERIES and SUGGESTED READING ORDER
• Start with either Lost DMB Files or The Green Ones.
• Do not attempt reading Relic Hunters Before reading De Novo and The Green Ones.
• You should probably read Lost DMB Files before reading De Novo.
• Feel free to read Rx Empire at any point... once it is published.
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