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Coming in November from Down & Out Books: MAXINE UNLEASHES DOOMSDAY by Nick Kolakowski
By: Down & Out Books
About MAXINE UNLEASHES DOOMSDAY …
The United States has collapsed. Bandits stalk the highways, preying on the weak and unaware.
In order to transport goods between heavily fortified cities, companies hire convoy escorts. Maxine is the best of these new road warriors: tough, smart, and unbelievably fast. But she also has a secret: She's the niece of New York's most notorious outlaw, a man hunted by what's left of the nation's law enforcement.
Maxine wants to live a normal, upstanding life. But a bad incident on the road leaves her mauled, penniless…and fired. If she wants to survive, she's going to need to embrace her outlaw roots—and carry off the biggest heist that the post-apocalypse has ever seen. It's a journey that will take her through obstacle after obstacle to the edge of death itself—and beyond.
Advance praise for MAXINE UNLEASHES DOOMSDAY …
"Take one of Richard Stark's Parker novels and throw it in the blender with DVDs of Mad Max and The Warriors. Guess what? You just broke your blender. Find solace in this book, which is what you should have done in the first place." —Rob Hart, author of New Yorked
"Filled with a terrific carnival cast of characters, cracker-jack scenes, and Kolakowski's witty prose, Maxine Unleashes Doomsday is a fantastic read and definitely well worth your time." —Jen Conley, author of Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry
"The post-apocalyptic and wonderfully bonkers Maxine Unleashes Doomsday will keep you turning pages at a breakneck pace." —Alex Segura, author of Blackout
"I don't know which is more terrifying: how wildly inventive this book is, or how close this fractured world is to ours. Kolakowski gives us the hero we need for the apocalypse we deserve." —Nik Korpon, author of Wear Your Home Like a Scar
Meet the author …
Nick Kolakowski is the author of Boise Longpig Hunting Club, the Love & Bullets series of crime novellas, and the short story collection Somebody's Trying to Kill Me. His short crime fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Shotgun Honey, Plots with Guns, and various anthologies. He lives and writes in New York City.
In its ninth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books (https://downandoutbooks.com) is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.