A Hasidic gunslinger tracks the renegade teacher who betrayed his mystic Jewish order of astral travelers across the demon-haunted American Southwest of 1879. In this acclaimed first volume, four sequential novellas and one bonus short story chronicle the weird adventures of the Merkabah Rider. Featuring The Blood Libel, The Dust Devils, Hell's Hired Gun, The Nightjar Women, and "The Shomer Express."
After the 1986 tragedy of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the technicians of NASA hoped to create a failsafe shuttle, incapable of malfunctioning. With the space shuttle Lightning, all systems were go.... Then lightning struck twice. America’s greatest technological achievement has been sabotaged. First an engine malfunctions. Then, another. Now Lightning is desperately trying to land, racing against time - and a powerful and unseen enemy will do anything to make the first flight of Lightning its last....
When food writer David Domine; buys a three-story Victorian house, little does he know it is located in an enchanted neighborhood, one full of gargoyles and gas lamps, hidden courtyards, towers, turrets, and gingerbread trim. The 1890s structure he will call home becomes known as La Casa Fabulosa--or the fabulous house in Spanish--because of its elaborate facade. His is just one of hundreds of striking dwellings in an area famous for its fanciful architecture and 19th-century charm, however. The neighborhood is also replete with colorful characters--an assortment of vagrants, cross-dressers, gypsies, and random misfits that make life interesting, to say the least.
Traveling with the circus since he was 12, the carny life was all Toby Pach knew, the only place he fit in. From strong man to clean-up crew, he had many jobs, but he spent most of his time working with the elephants, who he had more in common with than most people knew. When Toby sees the newest act and member of the family, a dark-haired beauty named Kai, he's enamored. Could she be the one who will accept him, both sides of him?
Deep in the heart of New York City, a killer is stalking a select group of individuals. A killer whose MO matches a series of murders that have been going on for more than 80 years. Orrora Dalca is brought in by the US government to identify and find this murderer...but there's a problem. Orrora is hiding a dark secret. And although she's met with the task of finding this killer, she must also hide that person's identity from ever becoming known.