12 February 2013

Cover Reveal: Odd Men Out

Dog Star Books' lineup of science fiction adventures has another title to add to its growing catalog with this steampunk/alternate history novel: Matt Betts' Odd Men Out.

Coming July 2013 from Dog Star Books

The Civil War went on far longer than anyone expected, prompting the North and South to call a truce to fight their common enemy: The Chewers – dead men come to life to attack the living. As a result, a peacekeeping force called the Office of Military Operations is created to watch over the tenuous peace.

Cyrus Joseph Spencer didn’t fight in the war and couldn’t care less about the United Nations of America that resulted from it. His main concern is making money and protecting his crew from all manner of danger. To escape a horrible tragedy, Cyrus and one of his wards, Lucinda, board a U.N. dirigible for safety. They quickly discover their situation has not improved as the U.N. team is chasing a group of rogue soldiers in hopes of stopping them from obtaining a terrible weapon.

They also have to contend with a larger threat - Drago del Vapore – a giant lizard attacking the West Coast and wreaking havoc on everything it encounters. As the two sides face off against each other and the huge beast, Cyrus feels more and more like an Odd Man Out and finds it harder and harder to stay out of the fight.

You can find more about Matt Betts at his blog: http://zombiewrangler.blogspot.com

Cover artist Bradley Sharp keeps a portfolio here: http://www.bradsharp.co.uk/

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