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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat: Graphic Novel

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Covert Ops: Tear Down the Wall

Last week I talked briefly about a new project from Pro Se Productions called Covert Ops: Gemini, which is fashioned on the sixties and seventies TV series, Mission Impossible. The anthology contains three stories, The Havana Protocol, by J. Walt Layne – Romanoff and Juliet, by Tim Lasiuta – and “Tear Down This Wall!” by [...]

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Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond

Fans of Eurospy films may want to check out Matt Blake’s new book Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond. Matt was one of the co-authors of the Eurospy Guide and really knows his stuff. Here he presents an overview of one of the most popular Eurospy stars, Giorgio Ardisson. As a refresher, here are my [...]

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Fist of Africa

Just a heads up for those following Fight Card, that February’s title, the fourth in the MMA series Fight Card MMA: Fist Of Africa from Balogung Ojetade has just been released. The cover illustration is by Carl Yonder. Here’s the spiel: FIGHT CARD MMA: FIST OF AFRICA Amazon“>Nigeria 2004 … Nicholas ‘New Breed’ Steed, a [...]

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Covert Ops: Gemini

Last week, Pro Se Productions released their latest spy anthology, Covert Ops: Gemini, which is in the style of the Mission: Impossible television series – wherein a team of specialist agents take on a dangerous mission that nobody else could accomplish. I have started reading it, and so far it is pretty good. I couldn’t [...]

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Swamp Walloper

Author: Paul Bishop Published: October 2013 Swamp Walloper is the follow up to Felony Fists, the first book in the Fight Card series written by Paul Bishop. Fists saw L.A. cop, Patrick ‘Felony’ Flynn fighting on two fronts, first corruption on the streets, and then duking it out with one of gangster Mickey Cohen’s minions [...]

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Leaving Bondi

Author: Robert G. Barrett Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 2000 Over the years I have read a few of Robert G. Barrett’s Les Norton series. I don’t know how many there are in the series. I have about seven of them, and I’d guess there’s probably that many I don’t have. I have always found them [...]

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Iron Head & Other Stories

The Fight Card team flexes its muscles for a good cause. Iron Head and Other Stories is the first of several charity anthologies being released by the Fight Card team over the next few months, and it includes my vintage fight fiction short, Bushwhacked – written under the pen name James Hopwood. All monies made [...]

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A Dirty Dozen With Barry Reese

New Pulp fans may want to check out an interview with Barry Reese – author of The Rook and the Lazarus Gray series (amongst many others) – on Bish’s Beat. Paul Bishop chains Barry to a chair, shines bright lights in his eyes and asks him twelve tough questions about his career and creations. You [...]

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Commando: Operation Cannibal

Author: Jack Badelaire Published: December 2013 Operation Cannibal is the third book in the highly enjoyable Commando series (following Operation Arrowhead and Operation Bedlam) written by indie author Jack Badelaire. The story is a stand alone adventure, and having read to first two book is not a necessity. While the first two titles in the [...]

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