DeadWare: A brief Summation

 Private businesses contract The Fantasmas to stop cybercrime, now a major cost of doing 
business. Only government agencies get government cybercrime protection. 

In Saint Petersburg, Russia, independent hackers are attacked in brutal murders and kidnappings. A meeting of the major hackers and Russian cybercrime bosses is called to handle the problem. 

The Fantasmas blow up and kill everyone at the meeting. Saint Petersburg Police Detective Daniel Novikov investigates. Concerned about the spread of attacks against the cyber community, Moscow sends detectives to assist. 

Novikov joins the detectives in Moscow trying to put names with the faces he has obtained on CCTV. 

Learning the Moscow location of the Fantasmas, the security forces from the Cyber Command Center mount an attack, but it is a trap and a diversion. The attack is against the Cyber Command Center. Novikov realizes this and races back to the Cyber Command Center. As he 
arrives, he is shot by sniper Kiki protecting the team who has planted an EMP and poison gas to kill the operators and contaminate the center. In a harrowing escape, the remaining members of Fantasmas return to the US. 

Former president Ron Carson chairs a United Nations conference to establish international laws regarding cybercrime to prevent the electronic warfare from becoming kinetic–a shooting war. Novikov attends seeking proof the United States was behind the attacks in Russia. 

Russia sends teams to attack the NSA headquarters in the US. Kiki and the Fantasmas set up an ambush. Nick interrogates the captured raiders. Another team successfully attacks the NSA headquarters, though their team is lost. 

The cybercrime meetings are halted when the Israeli Cyber center is destroyed by stealth drones. Predictably, the Israeli air force attacks Iran, who has laid an ambush. In Syria, Arab forces mass near the Golan. Israel strikes first, but Arab forces have created a killing box using modern Russian tactics and equipment. 

Advisor to the president, Ron Carson brokers a ceasefire, but Israel must relinquish the occupied lands. United Nations troops are stationed in Israel to ensure the peace holds. Both the Arabs and the Israelis begin to dislike the UN more than each other. 

In his move to create a stronger world government, Ron Carson’s message is that squabbles, no matter how ancient, will not be allowed to foment war.

A  sneak peak at Deadware-feel free to leave comments and your thoughts on the latest cover for R.L. Clayton! His books truly are timely for these days and a little too scary and close to home. Tell us what you think in the comments.

Editing is moving on Dead But Not Gone.  Steve & I are working on the cover. We might throw out some ideas to see what you think. I've started on the next book, Dead Ware. Again, a topic apropos to events today. Several of the characters for previous books will show up. One is a favorite of mine, Zyra, deadly Zyra. She will have her knives.

Dead but Not Gone
  • Dead but Not Gone

Dead but Not Gone

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The vicious split between big-government and small-government is drawing to a climax. America has become a nation of addicts. Sure drugs, alcohol and social media are addictions, but the MOST dangerous addiction is to government. People have lost independence and self reliance, depending on government for everything. The small government faction

The vicious split between big-government and small-government is drawing to a climax. America has become a nation of addicts. Sure drugs, alcohol and social media are addictions, but the MOST dangerous addiction is to government. People have lost independence and self reliance, depending on government for everything. The small government faction wants to go back to the Constitution. which limited the role of government. The Founding Fathers knew if left unchecked, big government would destroy the republic After the January 6, 2021 riot at the Capital, anybody not agreeing with the elected government is labeled a domestic terrorist. Freedom of speech is restricted in a bid to prevent opposing opinions from being aired. Social media and broadcast media go along.

The ability to resist government oversight must be removed, especially guns. But the United States has one of the highest levels of gun ownership in the world, and the threat of outlawing guns has created the highest level of sales in history. The restrictive laws passed by Congress result in greater distrust of the government, and the extreme members of the two major parties have driven huge numbers of moderate voters to support the new Constitutional Advocate party. Potential violent civil war looms. The political upheaval offers and opportunity to establish China as the dominant power in the world. Will the United States continue to weaken itself, becoming a puppet of China? Is the Grand Experiment at an end?

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Dead and Dead for Real
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Dead and Dead for Real

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In an attempt to demoralize their enemies, radical Islamic forces have embarked on a program of terror within the United States. Their targets are the dependents of troops opposing them in the Middle East. When the evil forces slaughter the family of Katherine (aka Kiki) Russell, the top sniper in Afghanistan, she returns to the United States.

In an attempt to demoralize their enemies, radical Islamic forces have embarked on a program of terror within the United States. Their targets are the dependents of troops opposing them in the Middle East. When the evil forces slaughter the family of Katherine (aka Kiki) Russell, the top sniper in Afghanistan, she returns to the United States. Frustrated by the lack of progress of law enforcement in the investigation, she begins her own program to hunt them down. With her partner, Nick Sabino, a medic from Afghanistan, they capture and interrogate the murderers, moving up their chain of command. The capture of Kiki forces Nick to seek the help of federal authorities to rescue her. As his part of the bargain, he and Kiki must collaborate with them. Fears arise that they will be unable to quit the program. During their interrogations, they encounter a new force, unimaginable and unstoppable. Their fears are realized, and their focus changes to escape and evade.

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Dead Reckoning
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Dead Reckoning continues the paranormal thriller “Dead” series. Lethal sniper Kiki Russell and medic Nick Sabino come out of hiding to battle a massive attack on the United States that has plunged it into chaos, beginning the descent into dystopia. With the United States isolated from the world, the government struggles to hold the Union together

Dead Reckoning continues the paranormal thriller “Dead” series. Lethal sniper Kiki Russell and medic Nick Sabino come out of hiding to battle a massive attack on the United States that has plunged it into chaos, beginning the descent into dystopia. With the United States isolated from the world, the government struggles to hold the Union together after the collapse of the economy, the destruction of the electrical grid and a smallpox epidemic that have killed more than half of the population. The world powers have changed and the fight of civilization begins.

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Dead Again: Sequel to Dead & Dead For Real
  • Dead Again: Sequel to Dead & Dead For Real

Dead Again: Sequel to Dead & Dead For Real

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Dead Again, Sequel to Dead & Dead For Real

The United States has been devastated by a two-pronged attack that killed millions. With limited resources, the Union cannot be preserved and California has been taken over by gangs setting up a new nation. Crack U. S. Army sniper Katherine Russell (Kiki) and Nick Sabino battle these forces until the

Dead Again, Sequel to Dead & Dead For Real

The United States has been devastated by a two-pronged attack that killed millions. With limited resources, the Union cannot be preserved and California has been taken over by gangs setting up a new nation. Crack U. S. Army sniper Katherine Russell (Kiki) and Nick Sabino battle these forces until the US government is able to return and take over the west coast again. A huge bounty is placed on her head because of her success as a sniper, and Kiki must take out the leader organizing rival gangs to form the new nation of Kalifornia. During an attempt to kill him, she is wounded and rescued by a group of refugee kids. Kiki, along with Nick and the children escape to Arizona for her recuperation. The kids are trained as guerilla unit to return to Los Angeles in the battle against these gangs. Unable to kill Kiki, the gangs mount a raid into Arizona to take out Kiki and her family. They seem to be successful and return to their new nation of Kalifornia, The young guerrilla unit returns to Kalifornia to disrupt the unification movement and prepare for invasion by United States.

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Risen from the Dead: Sequel to Dead & Dead for Real
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Risen from the Dead: Sequel to Dead & Dead for Real

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Twelve-year-old Mohammed al Jar, escapes from the horror of a refugee camp in Libya by joining a radical Islamic group. As part of a bio strike against the United States, he is infected with a dangerous virus, becoming a bio-weapon. On the eve of his departure he realizes that his leaders are not being directed by God but a devil. He turns himself

Twelve-year-old Mohammed al Jar, escapes from the horror of a refugee camp in Libya by joining a radical Islamic group. As part of a bio strike against the United States, he is infected with a dangerous virus, becoming a bio-weapon. On the eve of his departure he realizes that his leaders are not being directed by God but a devil. He turns himself in to the local Imam who takes him to a hospital where he assists in stopping this dastardly attack. He dies from the infection but is reborn with the purpose of uniting the religions of the world, bringing them back to God.

US President Ron Carson sends Kiki Russell and Nick Sabino to determine if this boy represents the threat to world stability his advisors claim. Spreading peace to the war-torn Middle East, the boy is assassinated by those profiting from war. Nick and Kiki witness his resurrection.

Predicting a cataclysmic event that would lead to human extinction, Mohammed al Jar urges United States President Ron Carson to create a string of power gathering satellites beaming clean energy to Earth. By providing energy globally, the United States is insured a position of power in the world. To fund this endeavor, he must dip into the defense budget becoming an enemy of the Military Industrial Complex. Mohammed al Jar is again assassinated but reappears, bringing followers to his Faithism religion, lending credibility to his claim to be an envoy of God.

The Military Industrial Complex, unwilling to give up the billions of dollars, declare Carson an enemy. Nick and Kiki are forced to protect Carson from assassinations and fight those who perpetuate world conflict for profit. They become targets themselves.

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Dead Prey: The New Order
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Dead Prey, a thriller sequel to Risen from the Dead in the Dead Series

Top sniper Kiki Russell and Dr. Nick Sabino join a hi-tech team, the Fantasmas, contracted to reduce Mexican cartel violence. They question the seemingly humane nature of the contract when they recognize their employer as Julio Cardenas, a major cartel boss who led the Mexican

Dead Prey, a thriller sequel to Risen from the Dead in the Dead Series

Top sniper Kiki Russell and Dr. Nick Sabino join a hi-tech team, the Fantasmas, contracted to reduce Mexican cartel violence. They question the seemingly humane nature of the contract when they recognize their employer as Julio Cardenas, a major cartel boss who led the Mexican army invasion of California during the Bio-Cyber War. Meanwhile, the brother of a Nighthawk Securities assassin Kiki killed is hunting her. When the Fantasmas strike cartel operations partnered with a U. S. Government agency, the hunt expands and a contract is issued to eliminate this threat to their alliances and the Black Money they depend on.

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Here's the prologue of my next book, Dead Ware. Hope it makes you want to read more. 

Prologue 

Kiki Russell sat well back from the dirty window in the St. Petersburg flat studying a wide- screen monitor sitting on the floor. It was connected to a tripod-mounted camera with a twenty power telescopic lens aimed through the window. Twelve blocks away, a man emerged onto the roof of a three story apartment building. He was not remarkable to look at–thin, scraggly beard, shaggy brown hair, and a pasty white complexion from too many hours indoors. 

She could clearly see his black tee shirt with the image of a dragon devouring the world on it. He shook a cigarette from a pack that had been rolled in his sleeve, crumpled the empty pack, tossed it on the ground and lit up using a Zippo style lighter pulled from his tight black jeans. 

She shook her head. Everyone in Russia smoked. Leon Ivanov, nickname Dragon Boy, was her assignment, and it wouldn’t be cigarettes that killed him. He didn’t look like one of the top hackers in Russia, but then, what do they look like? 

“We capture him for Nick?” Kiki nodded. “Doesn’t look too hard,” said Zyra, sitting to her left. 

Zyra was a Russian-born ex-Mossad agent who had contracted with Kiki and Nick several times before. She was tall, very slender with hair cut close to her scalp, black skin and blacker eyes. Calling her deadly was like describing a Mac truck as a pickup. She liked close work with a knife, watching as the light of life faded from her victim’s eyes.

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