Private Investigator Adam Pike's latest case strains him to the breaking pointas he pits himself against bullets, mobsters, and a failed case from histime on the job that cost an innocent girl her life. The first in my Adam Pike, PI series written under the Carl J. Adams byline.
“High Price” appearing in:Purple Prose #2
What happens when the world becomes dependent on its super heroes? And what happens when those revered heroes aren’t what they appear to be? One man learns the truth and his discovery will change the world. But at what cost?
“Prodigal Father” appearing in:Star Trek: Strange New Worlds IVPocket Books
Captain Christopher Manning is the Provost Marshal at Early Warning Station Centauri; a listening post on a harsh planet circling the primary star of the Alpha Centauri binary system. When one of his military police officersis murdered, seemingly by a local Centauran, Manning’s investigation leadshim into a web of conspiracy and betrayal, with the fate of the facility and thelives of every human soldier on the planet at stake.
“Murder on Centauri” appearing in Extreme PlanetsChaosium Publishing
“Heart of the Matter” appearing in:Caped, An Anthology of Superhero TalesLocal Hero Press Publishing
A superhero story. Cameron suffers from a deteriorating heart conditionand because his skin can’t be pierced and his bones can’t be broken, surgery is not an option. But, as his condition worsens and his heroic lifestyleincreases the risk of a fatal coronary, a freak accident presents a possiblesolution. But, there will be a cost.
“The Tomb of Necrohotep” appearing in:Curse of the Tomb Seekers AnthologyZimbell House Publishing
Another Code Name: Intrepid adventure. April, 1935. Archaeologist “Digs” Jasper has unearthed an ancient artifact which reveals where an evil and powerful Egyptian priest was secretly entombed. Digs and the Intrepid team race to find and destroy the tomb before Hitler’s “Special Squadron” can resurrect the mad Necrohotep and leverage his dark magic for the Nazi’s nefarious ends.
The historical period: World War II. The date: July, 1943. The setting: The Pacific Theater. OSS Operative Nicholas Grant has made a gruesome discovery; one that could alter the course of the war. But, in order to convince General Douglas MacArthur, Grant must slip into the enemy-occupied Philippine Islands, secure evidence of this horror, and get that evidence back to Allied Intelligence. To do that, Grant is forced to confront it head-on.
“Code Name Intrepid: Case Gray” appearing in MembraneThe Dreadful Cafe
“The Hard Way” appearing in:Cosmic Crime Stories #1Sam’s Dot Publishing
The second in my St. Thomas PD crime series. It should have been a routine warrant arrest. Should have been. But when one of Sergeant Beth Dolan’s detectives goes down, everything goes to hell. As she rockets through the streets to save the life of her closest friend, what else could possibly go wrong?
“Critical Conditions” appearing in:To Hell in a Fast CarDark Quest Books
“Ancient History” appearing in:Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VIPocket Books
“Fear, Itself” appearing in:Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VPocket Books
It was the worst storm on Mars in recorded history. It would alter the planet’s topography forever, and they were caught right in the middle of it. Four explorers with nowhere to run; nowhere to hide. Would any of them survive their last expedition?
“Absence of Evidence” appearing in:The Martian Wave #3Sam’s Dot Publishing
Reprinted from Crimespree Magazine, #39, Nov/Dec 2010. The first inin my St. Thomas PD series. He’s a second-generation cop, striving to rise from the shadow of his father’s legacy, coping with the resentment of his job-hating mother and sister, and struggling with the jealousy of his partner. Betrayal leads to a bullet-ridden confrontation in a dank alley. With no way out.
“Sanctioned by War” appearing in:Horrors of HistoryFey Publishing
Meet the Intrepid team--a highly skilled group of men and women operating from a secret base in the northeastern part of the UnitedStates, circa 1933. Lt Colonel Rick Justice, US Army Air Corps, leadsthe Intrepid adventurers through breath-taking exploits fraught with peril and danger. In “Case Gray” the team investigates an insidious plot to create an army of soldiers... from the dead. This one has it all. Nazis. Airships. Auto-gyros. Harrowing escapes. Aerial dog-fights. And, of course, zombies!
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He thought the rickety old man was harmless and easy to bully, and then suddenly he was the one being terrorized--by a feral creature determined to make his last night in Biloxi, his last night on Earth.
“The Perisphere Solution” appearing in:Ecotastrophe IINomadic Delirium Press
It’s a world where global climate change is NOT fake news. The Earthhas plunged into a new ice age, but society has survived thanks to the Perisphere Solution. But will it be enough to save mankind from what is yetto come?
On the fringe of the galaxy, an old enemy’s attack on a Coalition survey ship escalates centuries of tension, thrusting both civilizations to the brink of interstellar war. The first in my Coalition Space series.
It was his first day in theater. What had he gotten himself into?