There have been some rumblings about this news, but now I can officially announce the release of this summer's novella. Similar to last year's SKELETON KEY (that featured a solo adventure with Seichan), this will be a 99-cent novella, available in most electronic formats.
I'm very proud of this new story for a couple of reasons, which I'll get to in a moment. It's titled TRACKER and introduces a new character--or should I say a pair of characters--who will be featured prominently in BLOODLINE. They are Tucker Wayne, a former captain with the army rangers...and his war dog companion, Kane. Sigma recruits this pair at the beginning of BLOODLINE to help hunt for the kidnapped daughter of the President. If you want to get a sneak peek at this new pair in action or want to know where they were before Sigma recruited them, then check out TRACKER, their first solo adventure.
This genesis of these two characters came about after my USO tour to Iraq and Kuwait. Out in the deserts and bases, I was lucky enough to see these unique heroes in action--and knew back then that I wanted to find a way to feature and honor these unique American heroes. Also as a veterinarian, I wanted to write some actions scenes from the dog's perspective, to try to capture what it's like to be a war dog in the field: hunting, protecting, being a soldier on the battlefield. I hope you enjoy the result. I had a blast writing it.
Oh, I figured I should post the "jacket copy" for the new novella:
From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a stirring story of a soldier and his military war dog who are drawn into a dark mystery tracing back to World War II and a lost treasure tied to the bones of the dead.
Off the streets in the medieval heart of Budapest, Captain Tucker Wayne and his war dog, Kane, rescue a mysterious woman fleeing three armed men. The secret she holds will unlock a terrible treasure, one steeped in blood and treachery, tied to a crime going back to the fall of Nazi Germany and a heritage of suffering and pain that reaches out from the past to wreak havoc today. In a final showdown in the depths of a lost cemetery, truths will be unearthed, treasures exposed, and the fate of all will rest upon the shoulders of one man and a dog whose courage is beyond measure.
Included with this thrilling story is sneak peek at Bloodline, where the further exploits of Tucker and Kane will be revealed.
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