Troop of Shadows follows the post-apocalyptic journey of four fascinating people. It contains adult language, sexual situations, and violence.
Book 1 in the Troop of Shadows Chronicles Series
“This is the best book I have EVER read.” – Deborah B.
“I called in sick so I could finish this book. The best characters of any book I have read. It’s fantastic!” – Susan R.
My name is Dani. I was a slacker before society collapsed. I had to grow up fast and learn how to fight even faster.
Only 1% of humankind lived through the pandemic. Over the past year, I’ve witnessed the murder of fellow survivors, not all of them by my hand.
In my old life, I was a smart girl in a dumb job. When people first started dying, I saw the writing on the wall. I got myself and my house in survival shape while there was still time.
Something is weird about the survivors, though. Crazies and psychopaths outnumber the decent folks. I prefer to avoid people, but they won’t let me. I make them wish they had.
I’m a damn good fighter, but even I couldn’t defeat the army that came knocking on my door. Now I’m on the run with my best friend Sam to a place not infested with lunatics. Something tells me we may never find it.
If they kill all the decent people like Sam and me, they’ll surely turn the world into a human wasteland. We may be civilization’s last hope.
My name is Steven. I was a prepper before society collapsed.
Only 1% of humankind lived through the pandemic. Over the past year, I’ve witnessed the murder of fellow survivors. Some of them were murdered by me.
In my old life, I was a hardworking family man with a beautiful family. Prepping was a part of that life too. I stupidly believed I was ready for anything. Now I am raising my son alone in this godforsaken world.
To make it worse, something is very wrong with those who remain. Crazies and psychopaths outnumber the decent folks. They’d rather torture and kill than try to make things better.
I’ve become the unlikely leader of a handful of half-starved survivors, a flock of sheep I must convert into warriors if they want to prevail against the wolves at our doors. Have I foolishly tied the fate of myself and my son to them?
We could be civilization’s last hope. If we fail, that hope will surely die along with us.
Book 2 in the Troop of Shadows Chronicles Series
Picking up immediately where the first book in the series ended, Beauty and Dread continues the saga of a small group of extraordinary people.
Their unique genetic code allowed them to survive a devastating global pandemic. Now they must continue to fight for their lives, their humanity, and their town’s enviable progress toward rebooting civilization.
The tiny population of Liberty, Kansas, has weathered disease, starvation, marauders from without, and dissension from within. Still, it is a shining star of hope in an otherwise bleak and desolate land.
But a madman approaches with an army at his heels, spurred by blood-lust and fantasies of revenge.
Will he prevail, usurping the town and murdering its citizens? Or will this eclectic group of geniuses and misfits fight back?
Intricately plotted, superbly paced, and brought to life by fully-developed protagonists, quirky supporting characters, and charming villains, the Troop of Shadows Chronicles is a tour de force. It is the unfolding story of the greatest threat humankind has ever faced and is populated with some of the most entertaining people you’ll ever meet.
Book 3 in the Troop of Shadows Chronicles Series
You’re one of the lucky ones – you lived through the global pandemic that eradicated seven billion people. You survived civilization’s collapse and the unspeakable atrocities committed by desperate people.
Now it’s two years later…and you’re still alive.
So are two intriguing groups of survivors living in close proximity on the Florida coast. The first, a harmonious community of highly intelligent people who reside on a former island paradise; they are determined to create sustainable quality of life. The other, camping in a Costco warehouse on the nearby mainland, a ruthless tribe of organized raiders who will stop at nothing to provide for their own.
Not only must they endure hardships and hunger in their ravaged world, fate seems hell bent to crush them all as a monster hurricane seethes in the Atlantic.
Fans of Stephen King’s “The Stand” will love these novels. Intricately plotted, superbly paced, and brought to life by fully-developed protagonists, quirky supporting characters (some you will recognize from the previous books), and charming villains, the Troop of Shadows Chronicles is a tour de force. It is the unfolding story of the greatest threat humanity has ever faced, and is populated with some of the most entertaining people you will ever meet.
Book 4 in the Troop of Shadows Chronicles Series
What has Fergus gotten himself into this time?
The residents of Whitaker Holler, nestled in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, possess the gene (engineered millennia ago) that saved them from perishing during a catastrophic global pandemic three years earlier. They’re lucky. They knew all about rustic living before the apocalypse.
Led by Serena Jo, a brilliant, determined woman who doesn’t hesitate when making impossible, even ruthless decisions about their survival, the Mountain People thrive in this newly primitive world.
Two diverse residents of a secret government warehouse (one of the nation’s seven “Strategic National Stockpiles”) camouflaged within a self-storage complex a few miles from Whitaker Holler also survived the pandemic.
Ray, the facility’s former brainy but phobia-plagued supervisor, must accommodate his captive, a malevolent psychopath bent on murdering every human she encounters. Ray knows keeping the survivors safe from Lizzy, despite the toll she takes on his peace of mind, is the most important and dangerous job left in the world.
What if he fails?
Book 5 in the Troop of Shadows Chronicles Series
“This is a fantastic series.” – Susi A.
“Some the best character development I have ever read. They become your friends… and enemies!” – Lisa D.
It’s been three years since a global pandemic decimated the earth’s population. The conflicts that continue to rage in its aftermath threaten to tear apart two diverse societies living in Appalachia. The multi-generational feud between the Whitakers and the Murdocks is about to boil over in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. The Whitakers, led by the fierce and brilliant Serena Jo, can no longer allow the Murdocks’ savagery to exist so close to their own peaceful and prosperous holler.
Will the help of a few outsiders offset the disparity in numbers? Can the Whitakers prevail against the brutality of the former crime-syndicate family and its malevolent leader?
How many lives will be lost if they fail? Or worse, how many prisoners of war will be brutalized if the Murdocks triumph?