The civil war is over, but the struggle for power is just beginning …
In the aftermath of a devastating civil war, America has fallen into anarchy and chaos. Los Angeles is divided into different territories controlled by criminal organizations. Don Antonio Moretti has won a slice of the pie but is hungry for more. In his quest for power, he sends his nephew and a small crew to Mexico, to negotiate a new deal for their staple product, while the don returns to Italy for some unfinished business.
While the crime families battle for power in LA, Dominic Salvatore and his elite team at the LAPD fight tirelessly to stem the rot. But their fight often seems futile in a force rife with corruption. Dom s father, Ronaldo, is a deputy fighting to secure the border, but when intel arises about his missing daughter, he leaves Los Angeles for the desert wastes, to find her and bring her home.
Over 500 pages of short stories set in the Extinction Cycle world from some of the biggest names in post-apocalyptic fiction!
Featured Authors Include:
Mark Tufo – Extinction Trippin’
Anthony Melchiorri – Darkness Evolved
Jeff Olah – The Bone Collector
Russell Blake – Extinction Thailand
Rachel Aukes – The Fall of Fort Bragg
The bestselling Extinction Cycle series by NYT Bestselling Author Nicholas Sansbury Smith first introduced readers to a world ravaged by an engineered virus that turned men into monsters. Billions died, civilization collapsed, and the human race teetered on the brink of extinction. Humanity’s only hope was not a cure, but another bioweapon. When deployed it killed ninety percent of the infected, but the remaining ten percent transformed into even more terrifying creatures called Variants.
Heroes have risen up to meet these abominations. Men like Master Sergeant Reed Beckham of Delta Force Team Ghost and Marine Corporal Joe Fitzpatrick. Women like Dr. Kate Lovato and firefighter Meg Pratt. Throughout the world, survivors band together to fight the evolving monsters in an effort to save humanity. Now, for the first time ever in print, comes a collection of Extinction Cycle short stories that explore the human spirit and the fight for survival in the face of overwhelming odds from some of the leading voices in the post-apocalyptic genre.
Mark Tufo was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he received his BA. He later joined the United States Marine Corp, where he was stationed in California, Hawaii, and South Carolina. After his tour he went into the human resources field and has gone back to college to complete his master’s degree. He has written the Indian Hill trilogy and many other novels, including the Zombie Fallout series. He lives in Maine with his wife, three kids, and two English bulldogs.
Anthony J. Melchiorri is a scientist with a PhD in bioengineering. By day, he develops cellular therapies and 3D-printable artificial organs. By night, he writes apocalyptic, medical, and science fiction thrillers that blend real-world research with other-worldly possibility. When he isn’t in the lab or at the keyboard, he spends his time running, reading, hiking, and traveling in search of new story ideas.
Jeff Olah is the author and creator of the bestselling series the Dead Years, the Last Outbreak, and the Next World. He writes post-apocalyptic, supernatural horror, and dystopian/science fiction. He lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and seven-year-old Chihuahua.
Russell Blake is the author of twenty-nine acclaimed thrillers, including the Assassin and JET series. He lives on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Rachel Aukes is the award-winning author of 100 Days in Deadland, which made the Best of the Year list by Suspense Magazine. Her other series include the Fringe series, the Deadland Saga, and the Colliding Worlds Trilogy. A licensed pilot, she can be found flying old airplanes over the Midwest countryside with her husband and an incredibly spoiled, fifty-pound lapdog. She lives near Ames, Iowa.
~They dive so humanity survives. Now they take to the sea.~
In the fourth installment of the award-winning and USA Today bestselling Hell Divers series, the Sea Wolf sets out to search for the Metal Islands. Leading the expedition is legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez. After enduring for a decade on the poisoned surface, his survival skills will be put to the test on the dangerous open seas. But storms, sea monsters, and the cannibalistic Cazadores aren’t the only threat to X and his small crew. Their mission will uncover hard truths about the history of the war that left humankind stranded in the air for centuries. And the fate of those still living on the airships might very well rest on this fragile and perilous journey to find a new home.
Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers series, the Orbs series, the Trackers series, and the Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his wife, their dogs, and a house full of books.
Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier “X” Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero.
In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air—even murder. But when he learns the Hell Divers he exiled have found Deliverance, he changes course for a new mission—find the divers, kill them, and make their new ship his own.
In the third installment of the USA Today bestselling Hell Divers series, Michael and his fellow divers fight across the mutated landscape in search of X. But what they find will change everything.
”An exciting new take on the end of the world and a thrilling race to survive…Sure to delight fans of survival and postapocalyptic thrillers.” –A. G. Riddle, bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene
”Relentless action and danger in a gritty postapocalyptic world where survival depends on a few brave men and women. Hell Divers is one hell of a page turner!” –Bob Mayer, New York Times bestselling author of the Area 51 series
”An action-packed page-turner. All humanity’s hope for survival rests on the shoulders of a handful of daring men and women. The odds are stacked against them, but they have no choice but to try. You won’t be able to put this book down until the last searing page. And then you’ll want the next book.” –Mike Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series
”Literally skydiving into the apocalypse, Hell Divers delivers more of Smith’s trademark breakneck action and suspense. Amazing settings, great characters, the end of the world shouldn’t be this much fun!” –Matthew Mather, bestselling author of CyberStorm