Book: Red, as in Ruin by Jeff Deischercategories: Book, Pulp, Avenger, Doc Savage, Justice Inc, Vampire, Adventure
Jeff Deischerabout this book: Jeff Deischer returns to classic pulp adventure with Red, as in Ruin. The Basilisk and Nemesis Company, heroes in the mold of Doc Savage and the Avenger, are people who have been victims of crime and now fight injustice wherever they find it. Inventor Simon Hunter Petrie lost his family to crime and became an unfeeling thing of justice with an awful gaze that gave rise to his nickname, bestowed upon him by criminals. Nemesis Company is summoned to Mexico when an archaeological expedition unearths a gateway to Mictlan, the Aztec hell, and members are killed one by one, silently and quickly -- and bereft of blood!
Jeff Deischer is known for his ability to write in authentic pulp style, and for his love of pulp heroes such as Doc Savage and the Avenger. Red, as in Ruin is the epitome of both. Tom Johnson, author and publisher, says, "Jeff Deischer brings Pulp back in a brand new rollicking adventure. Red, as in Ruin was a wonderful read and will make a great addition to the bookshelf". Arthur Sippo, author, co-host of the Book Cave and host of Art's Reviews, says, "Jeff Deischer, one of the best and authentic modern pulp writers, has written a story that could have come right out of the 1930s." Ric Croxton, co-host of the Book Cave, says, "Jeff's ability to write in the style of the original Pulp writers is something few others are able to do. Red, as in Ruin was great ... and happens to be my favorite book [Jeff has] written."
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