Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Jupiter Man (Unique Tales, Book 1) by Nick Dorsey

Release date: July 1, 2018
Subgenre: Superheroes, Crime fiction

About The Jupiter Man:


Let’s say you’ve just gotten out of prison, and your old boss wants to rehire you. Sounds great! But what if your old boss is the Frozen Avenger? His last job was the attempted kidnapping of an acclaimed astrophysicist in order reinstate Pluto as a full-fledged planet, and now he wants you to help him steal a set of precious meteorites to fund his obsession. Still sound great?

And what if an elite team of superheroes forces you to take the job and work for them as a double agent? Do these superheroes want to put away criminals, or are they just looking for a way to get these meteorites for their own mysterious purposes? Maybe these superheroes aren’t heroes after all.

What if all of the Frozen Avenger’s old goons are turning up murdered and it looks like you might be next? What if sinister corporations are taking an interest in your work history, and you’ve got a seductive cat woman, whiskers and everything, knocking on your door at all hours?

What are you going to do?

If you’re Zach Hernandez, professional henchman, you better forget about the dream of getting a normal job, having a normal life. You better learn not to follow orders. Then you do what it takes to stay alive.




The Frozen Avenger was tall, though not as tall as Zach, and all decked out in black and silver gear. Like a kid had thrown on a medieval suit of armor and hot glued hoses and servos and gears onto the whole thing at random. His hands were empty, but there was a holster at his hip with some sort of gun there. It was big and silver, with a vacuum hose running from the grip to a big metal backpack strapped to the guy’s back. He had a ponytail and mustache. Sharp green eyes looked down at Saturn as he did his best to look imposing.
“I am the Frozen Avenger. Please. Forgive me for being late.” His voice ruined it, high and reedy with a hint of country twang the guy couldn’t quite hide. The Frozen Avenger’s armor whirred and chunked as he walked, sounding like an old CD player about to give out. “Thank you all for coming. We are about to be bold. We are about to be groundbreaking. What we are going to do will change the face of our Solar System.”
Of course. Unique criminals didn’t just want to knock over banks like normal gangs. Their jobs had ambition.
Gregor sighed, leaned over to Zach and said, “I bet five bucks we’re going to have to wear spandex for this job.”




About Nick Dorsey: 

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After a stint at Louisiana State University, I moved all over the country and I worked odd jobs. These included, but are not limited to: barista, copywriter, house painter, bicycle assemblyman at Toys R Us, carpenter’s assistant rebuilding houses damaged during Hurricane Katrina, writing instructor, indie film screenwriter, and salesman at an art gallery. You know those little beads that make up braille words set into plastic signs in office buildings? For a while, I was the guy who stuck those beads into the plastic. Yeah. They still don’t have robots for that. I grew up reading Kurt Vonnegut and Elmore Leonard, Robert Heinlein and Newton Thornburg. I live in New Orleans with too many dogs. Bleeding Levee Blues is my first novel.


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