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Slaves Beneath the Stars: The First Two Chapters of the New Thriller from Liberty Island

Check out the second installment in Fred Tribuzzo’s American Blackout series!

Mike talked excitedly about tomorrow’s run, the “prizes,” easy pickins from a small town upriver. Big Phil hushed him, saying the boss needed to see him right away, and Mike stopped talking like he had plowed into a concrete wall. Both men knew that Big Phil, a seasoned captain, answered to Ajax for everything. Mike had never sat across from Ajax.

The boss arrived and left only during the night hours. Minutes ago, inside his tent, without a candle or a lantern, with only the distant light from another slaver’s campfire, Big Phil couldn’t tell where Ajax’s body ended and the darkness began. His eyes played tricks. He saw things in the tent he didn’t like and ignored them, concentrating on Ajax’s voice, which was soothing and gentle. When the flap of the tent opened and a guard came in, he thought he saw a hatchet on the table.

Editor’s Note: Click here to read the first chapter of Pulse of the Goddess, book 1 in the series. And click here to purchase Slaves Beneath the Stars on Amazon.

An EMP Attack: Worse Than the Zombie Apocalypse

I started the American Blackout series three years ago and, last month, Liberty Island Media released book one, Pulse of the Goddess. The young heroine, Emily Cricket Hastings, is one part Nancy Drew and two parts Joan of Arc. She’s a young aviator, hair stylist, and dreams of becoming a geologist someday. Cricket knows firearms, is a good hunter, and her father’s chief of police of their small Ohio town. She’s also been listening to Rush Limbaugh for years. Potentially, Cricket can fight terrorists, zombies, and space aliens, anything I put in her path. Zombies have been a favorite of mine, but they’ve well saturated the market. Go “Walking Dead!”

In my search for villains and disasters, I started reading about the devastation of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack knocking out the nation’s electrical grid. Late one night, I scared myself imagining people at work and likely never making it home. Even with a short commute, they’d be hoofing it with thousands of other folks, running with a terrified mob of desperate, hungry, scared, and lonely people, who had abandoned their dead cars. Add northern Ohio’s freezing temperatures of late fall and winter and a new circle of hell emerges. That night, well into the witching hour, I reconsidered throwing in my hat with zombies or the frightening creature in John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place.

The First Chapter For New Thriller ‘Pulse of the Goddess’

The first book of Fred Tribuzzo’s ‘American Blackout’ series is out now and volumes two and three are coming soon!

“Emily Cricket Hastings!” Sister Marie shouted in lieu of God Almighty as the bullets whistled by and the porpoising ’67 sky blue Barracuda left the road at high speed.

Cricket made a hard right turn and sped the Plymouth convertible through a sunny field of tall grass, aiming for the woods alongside a white farmhouse.

“Stay down,” Cricket yelled, her long, dark hair a war flag, leading the battle.

Inside the forest she slid to a stop behind a row of oaks lining a large meadow and flew out of the car.

Click here to purchase Pulse of the Goddess: American Blackout Book 1.

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