Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Raiders
Volume 4 – Duty

Just between you, me, and the dead guy on the corner, I think this is the strongest ARISEN title in years – and my favourite cover ever.

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “The Game of Thrones of the Zombie Apocalypse” … “Like a Michael Bay movie on steroids” … “like trying to ride a bronco in a tornado” … “roars out of the gate at 200mph and just keeps going” … “by far the best-written most intense series I've encountered” … “A work of art – a beautiful, smart, tension-filled experience that will leave you both exhausted and grateful, filled with such astonishing richness and depth” … “the most amazing and intense battle scenes you've ever experienced” … “thoroughly engrossing, taking you on a wild ride through utter devastation” … “A one-of-a-kind ZA opus. The indomitable warrior spirit shines through from start to finish” … “If you haven't read these you need to reevaluate your life” … “dials the volume to the point of annihilating the sound system

cover of ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 4 - Duty

What do you do when everyone you trust to keep you alive wants you dead?
When the only man who can stay back and hold the line is the one nobody can do without?
And when the one thing that can keep all the survivors alive is going to get everyone killed?

Welcome to the darkest night of the Zulu Alpha, where every loyalty is tested, every moral calculus impossible, and every price paid too costly to be borne. The world's last nuclear supercarrier strike group, and its exhausted Marine Raider guardians, must now range from the coast of fallen America, to an unavoidable date with destiny at the farthest northern point of Australia, to the enclosed and exploding death zone of the world's largest offshore oil field – knowing that everywhere, at all times, absolutely everything will be on the line.

Betrayal. Redemption. Consecration.

Available now worldwide (in e-book, paperback, and hardcover) from Amazon.

Update: Well, lying in a food coma on the floor, surrounded by friends watching A Muppet Christmas Carol (but only because I couldn't talk them into Die Hard; obviously), I managed to get my phone out and saw that Duty had just snuck in as the #1 New Release in War Fiction on Amazon. So of course I'm grateful, not least to all the amazing readers, for this minor Christmas miracle. 😊🎄🖤

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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