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Red the Riot Act (Red Menace #3)

Posted in Books, Jim Mullaney on November 2, 2012 by sunnyjoedale

The third book in Jim Mullaney’s Red Menace series is live at Amazon: Red the Riot Act.

RED IS THE NEW GOLD

There’s more than meets the eye when inmates riot in a West Coast maximum security prison. What could transform men into wild beasts? Turns out the dead prisoners are guinea pigs in a larger scheme, and Washington sends in the only two men who can deal with the sinister plot.

Patrick “Podge” Becket and Dr. Thaddeus Wainwright trace a trail of bodies to a crazy California cult whose demented leader welcomes all who seek truth. But enlightenment costs, mainly in the form of cold, hard cash into the bank account of failed writer and self-proclaimed High Star Admiral R. Gunn Hallifax.

Hallifax’s tall tales of out-of-this-world enemies have the gullible lining up in droves to join his church, and his disciples become an earthly army for their leader’s terrestrial aims. There’s nothing otherworldly about murder and mayhem. It’s up to the Red Menace and Dr. Wainwright to discover just what the cult has to do with the head honcho of a down-on-its-luck perfume company, a Russian hit squad, a sexy Hollywood superstar, and a threat to all America.

No matter what the stars have to say about it, here on Earth all the players quickly learn that even in the Golden State blood runs Red. Just like everywhere else.

Here’s a review by Tractor 45:

Jim Mullaney has done it again as this is the best one of his so far 3 book series. If any of you read his Destroyers then you will absolutely love the Red Menace and his mentor, the grumpy doctor. Full of fun and satire and very well written and just a flat out good read.

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Red Menace: Red and Buried Paperback

Posted in Books, Jim Mullaney on September 24, 2012 by sunnyjoedale

Jim Mullaney’s first Red Menace book is being issued in paperback by Moonstone. The book won’t be out until next spring, but it’s up on Amazon and available for preorder there.

 

New cover for Moonstone’s paperback of Red and Buried.

Devil May Care on Kindle

Posted in Jim Mullaney on June 1, 2012 by sunnyjoedale

 

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BANYON’S BACK WITH ONE HECK OF A CASE!

For a savvy private investigator like Crag Banyon, tackling cases that are too hot to handle comes with the territory.  But even a plucky P.I. with an occasionally unsavory client roster has his limits.  So when a demon shows up at the front door of Banyon Investigations with a pile of cash and a plea for help, Banyon thinks it could be time to cool things down.  Unfortunately, temptation strikes at the precise moment the rent is overdue, and the landlord — not to mention the power and phone companies and Banyon’s top fifty favorite liquor stores — don’t take IOUs.  Short on cash, he makes a deal with the devil.

Someone’s gone over the wall and escaped from Hell, and the demon prison guards need somebody on the outside to track down their misplaced soul.  Simple missing persons case, right?  Except nothing’s ever simple for Crag Banyon, P.I.  When he’s not being assaulted, mauled, arrested, framed, betrayed, chased and nearly killed, he’s uncovering a conspiracy that extends from this life to the afterlife and all points in between.

When all Hell breaks loose, what’s Banyon’s solution?  Shove a flask in his pocket and go to a matinee at the Bijou until it all blows over or blows up…whichever comes first.

Devil May Care (A Crag Banyon Mystery)

Posted in Jim Mullaney on April 22, 2012 by sunnyjoedale

While we wait for more Destroyer news, Jim Mullaney is busy writing his second Crag Banyon mystery.  He’s also written the back cover blurb, which we’ll tease you with here:

BANYON’S BACK WITH ONE HECK OF A CASE!

For a savvy private investigator like Crag Banyon, tackling cases that are too hot to handle comes with the territory.  But even a plucky P.I. with an occasionally unsavory client roster has his limits.  So when a demon shows up at the front door of Banyon Investigations with a pile of cash and a plea for help, Banyon thinks it could be time to cool things down.  Unfortunately, temptation strikes at the precise moment the rent is overdue, and the landlord — not to mention the power and phone companies and Banyon’s top fifty favorite liquor stores — don’t take IOUs.  Short on cash, he makes a deal with the devil.

Someone’s gone over the wall and escaped from Hell, and the demon prison guards need someone on the outside to track down their misplaced soul.  Simple missing persons case, right?  Except nothing’s ever simple for Crag Banyon, P.I.  When he’s not being assaulted, mauled, arrested, framed, betrayed, chased and nearly killed, he’s uncovering a conspiracy that extends from this life to the afterlife and all points in between.

When all Hell breaks loose, what’s Banyon’s solution?  Shove a flask in his pocket and go to a matinee at the Bijou until it all blows over or blows up…whichever comes first.

 

Drowning in Red Ink (Red Menace #2)

Posted in Jim Mullaney on April 1, 2012 by sunnyjoedale

Jim Mullaney latest action/adventure book, Drowning in Red Ink,  is on Amazon’s Kindle.   As you know, he was the ghostwriter for twenty-one Destroyer books and co-wrote the four New Destroyers with Warren Murphy.

 

Drowning in Red Ink

 

Take one psycho beauty hell-bent on revolution.
Add millions in illicit cash.
Stir in one counterculture army.
Simmer in a political pressure cooker until it explodes into America’s streets.

A devastating attack in the heartland leaves a stunned nation reeling. Claiming credit for the unprovoked strike is a new radical group called the People’s Brigade. Even as bodies are being pulled from the rubble, this heretofore unknown group loses no time launching assault after assault in cities across the country.

America’s intelligence agencies are flying blind and can only stand helpless as the violence escalates…until a desperate MIC tosses Patrick “Podge” Becket and Dr. Thaddeus Wainwright into the fray. The two men quickly uncover a scheme that links the People’s Brigade to underground radical groups in every state in the union, all answerable to a lovely young sociopath called Daisy.

The gal’s got looks, brains, money and an army of men willing to die for a cause.

Our side has the Red Menace and Dr. Wainwright.

The bad guys haven’t got a chance.

The Red Menace 2: Drowning in Red Ink

Posted in Jim Mullaney on February 27, 2012 by sunnyjoedale

Jim Mullaney’s latest book is ahead of schedule.  While we wait for the Destroyer announcement, check out  Red Ink’s back cover blurb:

RECIPE FOR DISASTER!Take one psycho beauty hell-bent on revolution.
Add millions in illicit cash.
Stir in one counterculture army.
Simmer in a political pressure cooker until it explodes into America’s streets.

A devastating attack in the heartland leaves a stunned nation reeling.  Claiming credit for the unprovoked strike is a new radical group called the People’s Brigade.  Even as bodies are being pulled from the rubble, this heretofore unknown group loses no time launching assault after assault in cities across the country.

America’s intelligence agencies are flying blind and can only stand helpless as the violence escalates…until a desperate MIC tosses Patrick “Podge” Becket and Dr. Thaddeus Wainwright into the fray.  The two men quickly uncover a scheme that links the People’s Brigade to underground radical groups in every state in the union, all answerable to a lovely young sociopath called Daisy.

The gal’s got looks, brains, money and an army of men willing to die for a cause.

Our side has the Red Menace and Dr. Wainwright.

The bad guys haven’t got a chance.

One Horse Open Slay

Posted in Jim Mullaney on December 7, 2011 by sunnyjoedale

Jim Mullaney has been busy in between Red Menaces. Now available on Kindle:

One Horse Open Slay

Dashiell Hammett meets Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

“Hello, you’ve reached Banyon Investigations….”

Crag Banyon is just your run-of-the-mill P.I. He’s got a secretary who loves to hate and hates to love him. His worst enemy in the world is on the local force and relishes the thought of seeing Banyon behind bars. And he’s got a knack for attracting all the crazies to his small downtown office above the fish market. So when an elf shows up on a stolen reindeer and hints of foul play at the North Pole, Banyon takes the whole thing in stride, refuses to take the case, and heads off to his favorite saloon. But when the elf turns up dead the next morning, the cops make their least favorite private eye the fall guy.

A hunted man, Banyon lams it to the Arctic Circle to clear his name. He quickly finds that Santa’s workshop is a lot more dangerous than even a plucky P.I. with a ready quip and a five-alarm hangover can handle. Between fighting for his life and fending off the advances of a hot-to-trot Mrs. Claus, Banyon uncovers a conspiracy that goes far past December 25. If he can just ring in the New Year without a bullet in his brain, it’ll all be just another day’s work for Crag Banyon, P.I.

“….he’s an SOB, but he’s cheap. How may I direct your call?”