The Valley of Shadows

The Valley of Shadows

by John Ringo, Mike Massa


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From his corner office on the forty-fourth floor of the Bank of the Americas tower on Wall Street, Tom Smith, global managing director for security, could see the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park—and a ravening zombie horde.

Officially, Smith was paid to preserve the lives and fortunes of employees, billionaires, and other clients. And with an implacable virus that turned the infected into ravenous zombies tearing through the city, the country, and the world, his job just got a lot harder.

Good thing Smith, late of the Australian special forces, isn’t a man to give up easily. But saving civilization is going to take more than the traditional banking toolbox of lawyers, guns, and money. Smith needs infected human spinal tissue to formulate a vaccine—and he needs it by the truckload. To get it, he will have to forge a shady alliance with both the politicians of the City of New York and some of its less savory entrepreneurs.

But all of his back-alley dealing may amount to nothing if he can’t stave off the fast-moving disease as it sweeps across the planet, leaving billions dead in its wake. And if he fails, his only fallback is an incomplete plan to move enough personnel to safe havens and prepare to restart civilization.

What’s more, there are others who have similar plans—and believe it or not, they’re even less charitable than a Wall Street investment banker. Sooner or later Smith will have to deal with them.

But first he has to survive the Fall.

A New Novel in John Ringo’s best-selling Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series.

About Black Tide Rising:
“. . . an entertaining batch of . . . action-packed tales. Certainly, fans of Ringo’s particular brand of action-adventure will be pleased.”—Booklist

"This anthology broadens Ringo’s Black Tide world, serving up doses of humanity amid the ravenous afflicted. Comedy has a place in this harsh reality, and these stories stir adventure and emotion at a frantic clip throughout. Zombie fiction fans will be thrilled."—Library Journal

About the Black Tide Rising Series:
“Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series.”—Booklist

About Under a Graveyard Sky:
“Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking reader’s zombie novel.”—Publishers Weekly

About John Ringo:
“[Ringo’s work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.”—Library Journal

“. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo’s lively narrative and flavorful characters.”—Publishers Weekly

“. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.”—Booklist

“Crackerjack storytelling.”—Starlog

Under a Graveyard Sky
To Sail a Darkling Sea
Islands of Rage and Hope
Strands of Sorrow

Black Tide Rising

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481483551
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Black Tide Rising Series , #6
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 83,696
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best-selling series with over one million copies in print. The series contains A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell’s Faire, andEye of the Storm. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain, Unto the Breach, A Deeper Blue, and, with Ryan Sear, Tiger by the Tail). His techno-thriller The Last Centurion was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: Into the Looking Glass, Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe, and Claws That Catch, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times best-selling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars and We Few. There are an additional seven collaborations from the Posleen series: The Hero, written with Michael Z. Williamson, Watch on the Rhine, Yellow Eyes and The Tuloriad, all written with Tom Kratman, and the New York Times best seller Cally’s War and its sequels Sister Time and Honor of the Clan, all with Julie Cochrane. His science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.

Mike Massa has lived a diverse and adventurous life, including stints as Navy SEAL officer, an international investment banker and an Internet technologist. He counts his greatest adventures as marriage and parenthood. Mike is currently a university cyber security researcher, consulted by governments, Fortune 500 companies and high net worth families on issues of privacy, resilience and disaster recovery. He lived outside the U.S. for several years (plus military deployments!) and has traveled to over eighty countries. Mike is pleased to call Virginia home, where he passionately follows the ongoing commercial space race, looks forward to family holidays, and enjoys reading the latest new books by his favorite SF&F authors.

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The Valley of Shadows 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still not Ringo's style. To bad he gets bored after 3 books in a series. Still waiting to see if General Mike comes out on top.
Anonymous 6 months ago
The fall of NY from Tom Smith’s view.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like any book John Ringo is part of this book is all adventure. Well worth reading but don't plan to put it down until the last page
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good leads to the other books
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how you put the Kildare in there we should make a good serious if they put them both together in time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not quite up to the rest of the series but a good read none the less.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid read. Great job maintaining the energy and style from the original series while adding new flair. Really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Job well done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really hoping there would be more to this story line. Thanks for continuing. Can't wait see to see where this goes. So, hurry up with the next book already.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way better than I expected!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled in a lot of blanks for me but, like the series, ended much too soon. ? Damn fans, they're never satisfied, amirite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read! Not quite as fun to read as the original books, but then Faith is only a bit player in this one. It does have other good characters but none quite that good! I did really like Astroga though. :) Seeing the story from the point of view of other characters was cool. Especially since a lot of what happened in this book was going on in the background of the first book in the series. Nice to find out what was really going on. The book was well written and pretty exciting from the git go. Kept on with it too. Right up till the end, which came too soon. I want more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to see the series continue. I have been addicted to the books. Ringo delivers as always.