Joe Ledger: Unstoppable
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Edited by Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween, boos and ghouls! What better way to celebrate this most haunted of holidays than with a bit of the supernatural…in book form, of course. I present to you the one and only Joe Ledger: Unstoppable. This anthology of supernatural suspense and horrific thrills is based around the detective, government clean up guy, and all around badass: Mr. Joe Ledger. Known for his paranormal and supernatural excursions, our hero is never afraid to make sure the buck stops here. As a matter of fact, he has plenty of ways to make sure the dead stay that way, or at least they will after a few tries.
With guest authors from all over, this anthology is a compilation of more than twenty stories that explore the depths of Ledger’s expertise, all the while trying desperately to make sure he survives to face the darkness another day. It even features a story from creator Jonathan Maberry, just to keep us course corrected. Other authors include Larry Correia, Mira Grant, Scott Sigler, David Farland, Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, Steve Alten (a favorite of mine), Jon McGoran, Dana Fredsti, Joe McKinney, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, GP Charles, Keith DeCandido, James A. Moore, Weston Ochse, Aaron Rosenberg, Nicholas Steven, James Ray Tuck, and Jeremy Robinson.
I have done a little skipping around whilst reading this little gem and I must say it is a doozy. Loads of action mixed with a serious helping of suspense makes for some great short stories. Having a new perspective on a beloved character can sometimes backfire but so far, so good with this group. Of course, it helps when the original writer is there to help edit! Less creepy and more fun, this anthology is all about stretching the boundaries of a well developed protagonist. In fact, with all this new blood writing Ledger tales, I was amazed at how different authors explored different facets of his skills and personality.
You cannot go wrong with this anthology; I wish I had more time to detail everything out and convince you why but you will just have to take my word for it. You will want to read this book if you have ever enjoyed any Dresden Files, Repairman Jack, or Jason Bourne stories, for this guy is a little bit of all of those rolled into one. Besides, where else can you find Lamborghinis, minotaurs, zombies, and amazing movie quotes all in one spot? Happy reading and Happy Halloween, geeks!
Joe Ledger Fans Rejoice!
Everyoneâ€™s favorite snarky, dangerous, idealistic, relentless covert operative is back, and this time heâ€™s brought friends. Joe Ledger: Unstoppable presents original short stories about Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences by some of New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberryâ€™s “friends in the industry.” Buckle up for powerful, exciting, and nail-biting adventures by Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, Larry Correia, Weston Ochse, Steve Alten, David Farland, Aaron Rosenberg, James A. Moore, James Ray Tuck, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Jeremy Robinson, Joe McKinney, Jon McGoran, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Nicholas Seven, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, P.G. Charles, and Dana Fredsti!
Joe Ledger is a former Baltimore cop who was recruited into a secret government agency tasked with stopping terrorists who are using bleeding-edge science weapons. The stakes are always high. If you have to call Joe Ledger, itâ€™s already hit the fan!