Resurrection Day (A Storm and Fury Adventure Book 1)
Gail Z. Martin
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A Steampunk Short Story set in the world of Iron & Blood: A Jake Desmet Adventure.
Department of Supernatural Investigation agents Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich are called in to investigate missing corpses, clockwork zombies and a charlatan doctor with ties to Jack the Ripper before all hell breaks loose.
New Pittsburgh, 1898 – a crucible of invention and intrigue. Born from the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, the city is ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. In the swarming streets, people of a hundred nations drudge to feed the engines of progress. The Department of Supernatural Investigation was set up to take care of those things that live below, that go bump in the night... those odd cases that go beyond 'standard' investigation. Nicknamed ‘Storm and Fury’, Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich are two of the more creative agents, working in New Pittsburgh and obeying the rules - when they have to.
Includes bonus excerpt from Hell on Heels, a Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novella by John G. Hartness
Sound & Fury Adventures set in the Jake Desmet universe. These short stories also appear in the anthologies Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens and Weird Wild West with more to come. Larry and Gail also have a science fiction short story in the Contact Light anthology. Gail Z. Martin is the author of the new epic fantasy novel War of Shadows (Orbit Books) which is Book Three in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga; Iron and Blood and Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel in her urban fantasy series
shower in the locker room, and I’ll get you something to wear.” “No dice,” I replied. “Meet me at my apartment in twenty. I’ll leave the door open.” I hung up on her protests and slid the phone into my pocket as I walked to my car. I tossed my exorcism bag into the trunk of my old burgundy Accord and shrugged out of my leather duster. It was a little ostentatious, but it looked the part of a wizard a lot more than I did, and it kept me from getting completely covered in puke on gigs like this. I
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Mitch pressed. Adam chewed on his lip as he tilted his head from one side to the other to examine the bits of metal Jacob and Mitch had retrieved from the cemetery bombing. “Maybe someone could build one. I mean, theoretically,” Adam replied. “Could you?” Adam’s gaze slid up to meet Mitch’s eyes, and Jacob saw a glint of irritation. “If you are trying to ask ‘did I’, the answer is no,” Adam replied tersely. “Could I?” He gave an off-hand shrug. “I don’t know because I wouldn’t try. We’ve been
into the back door and hit the ground shooting,” Jacob replied. “No, seriously,” Drostan said. “What’s the plan?” When Jacob just stared at him, Drostan cursed fluently, his Scottish burr becoming much more pronounced. “You’ve been hanging about with Mitch Storm too much, if you think that’s a plan,” he said. “Got a better one?” Drostan sighed. “No. Come on. We’ve got work to do.” Hans took the carriage around to the front of the house on Ridge Avenue. Jacob took the steam bike around to the