Busted Flush (Wild Cards Series #19)
  • Busted Flush (Wild Cards Series #19)
  • Busted Flush (Wild Cards Series #19)

Busted Flush (Wild Cards Series #19)

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by George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust
     
 

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From the #1 New York Times bestseller, the second of a new generation of Wild Cards tales.See more details below

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From the #1 New York Times bestseller, the second of a new generation of Wild Cards tales.

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Publishers Weekly

The sequel to 2008's Inside Straight, a revamp of the shared Wild Cards universe, features crises ripped directly from today's newspaper headlines and summer blockbusters. A burgeoning gas shortage has sparked an invasion into the Middle East; New Orleans is hurricane-beset and zombie-ravaged; someone has set off a nuclear explosion in Texas; and genocide rages in Nigeria. The conflicts between the compellingly human superheroes on the U.N.'s Committee shape this fast-paced alternate history. Veteran contributor and now assistant editor Melinda M. Snodgrass pens standout chapters featuring British triple-agent Double Helix, who drives the plot while posing as both seductive Committee member Lilith and Middle Eastern assassin Bahir. While those unfamiliar with the Wild Cards mosaic novels will flounder, the clever twists on today's political landscape and the unique powers of several new "aces" will lure back past readers. (Dec.)

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From the Publisher
“Delicious…Everything I’d hoped for in a new Wild Cards book. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I’d expect out of a George R. R. Martin project.”

—Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible, on Inside Straight

"A new beginning…This fast-paced and sardonic story will appeal to comic book aficionados and heroic fantasy fans alike."

Publishers Weekly on Inside Straight

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765357137
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Wild Cards Series, #19
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
570,258
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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