Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Good Morning! This morning, I woke up, like always, head to the kitchen, make my coffee, and BAM! My coffee maker isn't working? What? It worked just fine yesterday! So, alas, I'm just now, 3 hours after waking up, getting my first cup of java! Man, I feel like a Zombie ... so... today's books:



Plague Zone
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There are a million zombies in the Seattle Plague Zone. Tim needs to find and kill just one. In the midst of world-wide apocalypse, there are still some things a man has to do. Like get vengeance for his lost family.

From the author of the acclaimed MONSTER ISLAND series comes a whole new zombie tale--full of gore and action and the quick-paced suspense David Wellington's readers have come to expect.

Cages (Book One)
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Twenty three years after the Outbreak nearly destroyed the world, teenagers are kept in Quarantines in case they change into the Beasts that infected half the globe with the zombie parasite.  Sam Crafty is a born rebel, eager to enter Quarantine and break away from his damaged Outbreak-survivor parents.  What he didn't count on was having to face his own fear about the evil lurking inside of him, or the unthinkable... that the Outbreak may not be over.  

Cages is a page-turning coming of age story that asks sometimes disturbing questions about how we choose to identify ourselves during the most volatile time of our lives.

Deep Into the Game: S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND (Episode 1) (Volume 1) (S. W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND)
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It's a game people are dying to play. Literally.

They were created to be soldiers. They were used as common laborers.

Now the Undead are Players in a live-action computer game.

Welcome to GAMELAND. Set in the middle of Long Island's forbidden wasteland, it's where the rich and privileged play out there violent fantasies, pitting cybernetically-controlled zombies against one another for money, power, and entertainment. Most people buy their way into The Game. Others get in by dying.

Jessica Daniels and her gang are going to hack their way in.

In a world drowning in contradictions, Jessie Daniels is just trying to make sense of it all. Her long-dead father is universally reviled for having invented Reanimation technology, yet the very monsters he helped create have become entrenched in a society increasingly dependent upon them. For security. For work. And now, for entertainment. As Jessica -- a computer gamer and hacker -- approaches her eighteenth birthday, all she wants is to escape her family's dark past.

She's about to crash headlong into it.

EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game
A reckless, end-of-summer plan leads Jessie and her friends onto Long Island hoping simply to catch an unlikely glimpse of the infected victims of a decades-old outbreak. But if they think breaking in was easy, they'll soon discover that getting back out is a killer. Someone -- or something -- doesn't want them to leave. Not alive, anyway.

Five hackers. One game. Ten thousand Undead.

Passing Time: Nine Short Tales of the Strange and Macabre

Nine dark fiction stories that may just give you nightmares.

A man lives to regret Passing Time. A father will do anything to save his son in Expiration Date. An author finds out her worst nightmare is back in The Devil’s Song. A woman gets more than the claim fee when she takes out vampire insurance in Luna Black.

In Dining in Hell, the Death Valley Diner becomes the wrong place to stop.

A serial killer wants to add another file to his collection in The Vegas Screamer. In Eating Mr. Bone, an undertaker could meet an unfortunate end. A con man meets his first ghost in Land of the Free. And will truth finally be set free in The Letter?

Passing Time contains nine stories originally published between 2010 and 2011. Stories range from very short to novelette.

The Zombie Story (The Chronicles of Orlando)

Unfolding on the streets of Los Angeles is a new breed of monster...

Orlando, fresh from the mid west, arrives at his new high school on his Harley Davidson.

All he wants is to make it through the day, and begin his training as a Zombie Hunter.

But someone has different plans for him. 

Pandemia (Genesis)

Pandemia - Genesis is part one in a series of books that relate the story of Mike and Liz Landis, a suburban couple faced with a new reality.

An exotic and mysterious virus appears in China and spreads quickly to the United States. The US Government tries to quarantine the infection and also control the information being reported by the media.

Despite rigorous protocols the virus manages to infect the general population and the rest of the world. Soon it's impossible to hide the truth from the public and society begins to fall.

The remnants of humanity are faced with a desperate struggle as the world slips into darkness.

Mike Landis has been preparing for a time when he could rely on only himself for survival. His planning and preparedness allows Liz and he to escape the madness as their world changes and their old lives are left behind.

After retreating to the safety of northern Michigan, Mike and Liz use all of their resources and skills to stay alive. 

Dying To Live (Zombie Overload Series)

Admit it. You think about it, fantasize about it, live through it in your
head. But what would you do if zombies became a reality? If you actually
were to see the dead walk, attack and kill people you know - who then
rise right in front of your eyes? What would you do when the undead
don't follow the script you've played out - over and over - in your own

Find out what happens to a woman in central Illinois when her life is turned upside down. Zombies become real and so does the danger. Her family means the most to her, but can she keep them alive? Can she keep herself alive?

In this short story that begins the full-length series, you are a big part
of it. The main character "speaks" to you often and you're invited into
her thoughts - which can be quite humorous at times. She's not perfect
and she knows it.

She strong and she's a fighter...but she doesn't know it.

Nearly Dead: A St. Pete Zombie Tale

When a New York crime boss sends a hitman to St. Pete in the middle of a zombie infestation, the hitman finds that even infested with the undead, his beloved St. Pete hasn't really changed that much. But even in the middle of an infestation, he still has a job to do.

A seriocomic short story of about 4,000 words from the author of APPLEWOOD and SUMNER GARDENS.

Zombie Games (Origins)

Seventeen year old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother’s home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts’ instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down.

When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk and the living…run!


This short story is taken from a novel called THE HUNGRY, which also starred Sheriff Penny Miller. THE HUNGRY was released as an ebook October 1, 2011, with an introduction by best-selling zombie author Joe McKinney ("Dead City," "Flesh Eaters"). The paperback was released soon after. The sequels THE HUNGRY 2: THE WRATH OF GOD and THE HUNGRY 3: AT THE END OF THE WORLD are also out now.

American Zombie - Night of the 28 Legends

Three potheads encounter a zombie outbreak in the backwoods of America.

Sy, Nile, and Poe are three complacent stoners driving the back roads of their town when a startling event causes their night to detour into escalating danger.

What Waits Through the Trapdoor (The Reidy Chronicles)

Troubled teens go missing every day. The police often brush them off as runaways. When one of these teens turns up, muttering and rambling about how her boyfriend was eaten, she is taken to the psych ward and her warnings are ignored. But the Order of St. George listened. Tom Reidy and his fellow monster hunters scour the city in an attempt to find out what terrible fate has befallen the teens. Will the answers be found beneath a foul smelling corner store?

Wunder-Erotic Zombie Paranormal Romance

WUNDER-Book 1-The Approach
A Semi-Zombie Erotic Series from Debut Author, A.R. Von

Wunder isn’t your average girl, in fact, she isn’t even an average human. In a world ravaged by Zombies, she was born amidst the chaos.
Where can a girl like her find the man of her delicious dreams? She has an idea and it leads her to the hottest new club in town, where she finds what’s been missing in her life.
Pete has his own secrets to tell, and when they come together, another story unfolds while the sparks fly.

Human Remains (Novella)

There was a loud crack as the well's cover split in the middle and separated in two. The foul creatures would soon be upon him. Michael howled more in fear than anger and pushed downwards with all his might.

Just seconds remained and his father’s words rang out in his mind.

“You’re about as much use as a wet fart in a thunderstorm kid,” he had said, laughing and swigging his beer. “Ain’t one good thing you can’t turn rotten!”

30 Minute Plan

It's the dusk of the zombie apocalypse. What's left of mankind is huddled in the husks of the cities of the world. There are fewer of the walking dead, but they are just as dangerous as ever. After scientists come up with the brilliant idea of scent-marking them something goes wrong and a soldier is taken. When a fellow 'dog' decides to take matters into his own hands to rescue his comrade he finds the living dead have changed for the worse. Includes an excerpt of The Zombie Archives, now available.

Blood, Brains and Bullets

Blood, Brains and Bullets is Book One of the new Blood, Brains and Bullets series by Sean Liebling and starts on day one of the outbreak and continues through the first seven full days after it's apocalyptic climax.

Jay has started his daily routine as a single father of three when the news hits of massive deaths then reanimations from the vaccine distributed by the government to combat the super flu virus that had been sweeping the globe. For Jay, it's irritating because it interrupt's Jay's normal comedic attempts at nailing every sweet piece of ass in the area. Being a survivalist means he has a lot of 'stuff' as you can never have too much and before he can even take shelter in his homemade retreat to ride out the apocalypse, friends start showing up who need his help. Before he knows it, he's forced into the unenviable position of assuming leadership over his community, or what's left of it, and fighting on multiple fronts against the forces of the evil undead, marauders and assassin's of the secret shadow government with a secret New World Order plan. Of course, that plan of theirs doesn't include him and his, so this Marine does what all Marines do best. He kicks ass without bothering to take names, while along the way he happens to fall into the clutches of a girl or three. Women can be very demanding. Even during a Zombie Apocalypse!

Jay is a dedicated self-styled player who gets lucky more often than not, and has a soft spot for children. As one of those survivalist's they always talk about on the news, he's better prepared than most when the shit hits the fan. During the coming days and weeks, he will be forced through circumstances to grow up (reluctantly) and strive his utmost to save his community, while melding close friends, survivors and salvaged military units on the run, from assassination forces of a secret shadow government dedicated to a New World Order through a 200-year-old Eugenics plan. But it isn't over yet, because Jay is a Marine, and he has a few tricks up his sleeve, which he fully intends to implement while accumulating as many girlfriends as possible.

This series will make you laugh hysterically at Jay's womanizing antics while being forced to grow up and act his age, then crying like a baby during scenes of heart rending tragedy and sacrifice, as it depicts real life tragedy and situations. It will also make you cheer when and if the forces of good triumph over those of evil. Written with the help of a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Psychology along with survivalist friends of all stripes, the scenes you will read inside are what really happen in an endgame situation with a comedic spin to it.

This book is a testament to what Good Men can do when Doing Nothing simply isn't an option! The trick you see - is to act quickly and decisively. Being a Marine also helps of course!

The Peeling: Book 1 (Jeremy's Choice)

The Peeling is a series of novellas set in a world ravaged by a deadly plague. Each book follows the individual story of one of the survivors of this horrible new existence. They can be enjoyed as standalone tales or as part of a larger, overall narrative.

BOOK 1: Jeremy's Choice

Being a security guard at a news station meant Jeremy found out about the peeling before anybody else. But that didn't prevent the deadly, unknown virus from infecting his wife. After years of neglect, unfaithfulness, and lies, is it finally time for Jeremy to do right by the woman he loves? Or is it too late?

BONUS CONTENT - Also includes the following short story:
-- The Peeling Of Samuel Lloyd Collins

Dead College (Horror, Zombie Apocalypse, Walking Dead, Drama)

A college football quarterback on his way back to class stumbles upon his zombie classmate feasting on their dead professor and realizes that the world as he knew it has been completely destroyed.

Zack Holloway's scared. He's confused, he's disoriented. He asks himself what's going on. But he doesn't know. It's not like anyone's alive to tell him anyway. Just a short trip to the bathroom, a welcome break from the geology class that puts him to sleep and his world is turned upside down. He sees things that defy explanation: His classmate eating his professor, his professor getting up, shrugging off fatal injuries and coming for him.
Zack knows he must get out of this nightmare. But when he's inadvertently trapped in the faculty building by a fellow survivor, he soon discovers that the living may be even more dangerous than the monstrous undead.

Riser (Teen Horror/Science Fiction) (Book #1 in The Riser Saga) ((Volume 1))

Black swirling holes churning madly in the center of every corpse. This is how eighteen-year-old Chelsan Derée sees the deceased. Her ability to connect to the black spinning holes allows her to control every dead thing within a four-mile radius.

But that’s the least of her problems. It’s 2320 and Chelsan Derée has to survive another year of high school, which for her is pure and utter torture, mainly due to the fact that her schoolmate Jill Forester’s favorite activity is making Chelsan’s life a living hell. If that isn’t enough, Chelsan’s impossible crush on Ryan Vaughn makes her brain do somersaults on a regular basis, especially since she is positive he doesn’t know she exists. And being eighteen Chelsan has to deal with the pressure of whether or not she should take a little pill called Age-pro, which cures aging, making the world eighteen forever and highly over-populated.

When Chelsan’s mother, Janet, is brutally killed, along with everyone else in her trailer park, Chelsan finds out that she was the intended target.

Chelsan must use her power to raise and control the dead to save herself, protect her friends and take down the man responsible for murdering her mother.

Zombie Nights (Rays and Nights)

"Being a zombie, not so easy". That could have been Dave Connor's six word memoir. "At first he couldn't remember how he'd ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth" ... Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.

The Book's Review of Itself:

This is not really a story about zombies, for of course there are no such creatures,only maybe that some people are more dead than others, and while some people may have all the luck, others have very little of it. This is an absurdist fable at heart, whose moral is that no matter where you go, there you are, even after death.

Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt. 305

Charles Grimly has marital problems you wouldn't believe and his mommy issues are a little too much for him to handle. He may not be all there, but he has to hold it together if he's going to make it through this day in one piece.

Enjoy this short story based in the world of my novel Don of the Living Dead.

Resurrection #1

*publishers note. This series was previously published as "Resurrection: A Zombie Epic". Now edited to fit a ten part series format.

An ultra-secret Army medical project has gone wrong, terribly wrong. An experimental biological agent has been released into the air. Now it's coming down in the rain, reanimating dead tissue. And as the streets flood and the water rises, trapping hundreds of people in Witcham, the evil dead are reactivated with an insatiable hunger for the living.

LZR-1143: Perspectives

In a world overrun by the living dead, every victim has a story. These are some of those stories. This collection of six short stories from a world ravaged by the LZR-1143 virus tell the tale of six different people, all of whom fell victim, in different ways, to the deadly plague.

From the pilot of a commercial aircraft, overwhelmed in midair, to the lonely soldier stranded high above a world of the undead, the six characters each face their own fears and mortality in different ways.

This 20,000 word short-story collection features a unique selection of characters from the original zombie novel by Bryan James, LZR-1143: Infection, and from the recently released sequel, LZR-1143: Evolution. Each character appears only fleetingly in the longer novels, but each has their own unique thread in the LZR-1143 storyline, all of which are exposed in these short excerpts from their final hours alive.

The collection includes The Pilot, The Boy, The Inmate, The Fry Cook, The Subway Passenger, and The Sniper. In The Pilot, a commercial aviator sees his last flight end in a way he never could have imagined. In The Boy, a family trip is cut short, and a lonely homecoming is not at all as he anticipated. We see the surprising genesis and true identity of a traveling companion in The Inmate, while The Fry Cook reveals the final moments of a teenage fast food worker. In The Subway Passenger, we learn that in the case of zombie apocalypse, you’d probably rather be aboveground. And in The Sniper, the surprising truth that there are some fates that cannot be fought, even with a fifty caliber rifle.

The Zombie Chronicles: Outbreak

It was the start of another ordinary day at the office for Max, he was emailing a friend when one of his other early morning co-workers called for his help, someone was having a heart attack. Rushing to the aid of his fallen co-worker Max knew one thing, it wasn't a heart attack. Heart attack victims didn't bleed and didn't start chewing on anyone they could catch either. Once the victims died they came back to life with only one goal; to consume the living. Now Max was stuck in a rapidly deteriorating situation thirty miles from home, where his wife and two kids were sleeping away the warm mid summer morning. He had to get back to his family and get them to a safe place, if he could find one. Forming a group made up of his coworkers Steve and Tom and a police officer called 'Stewart' they make their way into the city to save the ones they love. The newly returned, however, were not all mindless shamblers and some of them had a plan...

One Foggy Night: A DEAD MECH Prequel Short (Apex Trilogy)

Years before the events in DEAD MECH, many of the characters find themselves in one city/state at the same time. Foreshadowing events to come, One Foggy Night is a prequel short to DEAD MECH. Get a peak at Masters, Harlow, Jay Rind, Bisby, Stanislaw, and the Rookie years before their fates are sealed. Blood, sex, action, murder, and moonshine- in the Wasteland anything is possible! 

Hell Comes for the Hurried

Set many years after the zombie apocalypse, Hell Comes for the Hurried follows a group of weary survivors in their trek north through a wasteland of ruined cities and quickly takes a turn for the worse. Some things are worse than death; guilt and cowardice chief among them.

Short Story, approximate word count: 5, 277

STEM (Zombpunk)

Elder Tull is a Puke, one of the few unconverted. Without a stem, he's been discarded by society.


Those converted now fed directly on electricity, through a power socket attached to their sternums. This cybernetic implant has transformed mankind: everyone is beautiful, everyone is healthy, everyone is thin. The stem regulates everything.

Meanwhile, the Pukes are left to scavenge in the gutter, their minds burned out by starvation. Forced to squabble for what few crumbs remain, they've resigned themselves to living like the walking dead, shambling through a world of the eternally young...

Until the day it all comes crashing down.

One tiny glitch in the stem and the world goes insane. The few Pukes left now face a new threat: the mindless, snarling jaws of those Stems that had once seemed so perfect. With the lights out, they're searching for a new source of energy.... hungry for human flesh...

Zombpunk: STEM is a postmodernist reinterpretation of the classic zombie genre, where the ranks of the walking dead are not filled with filthy, rotting corpses, but the young, forever perfect empty husks of a collapsed consumer culture.

When the world finally runs out of food, will the living envy the (un)dead?

Sven the Zombie Slayer (Book 1)

When a zombie outbreak of unknown origin hits their town, strongman Sven, gun-lover Jane, track star Lorie, and video game warrior Milt find that their lives have become entangled in zombie gore.              

The first sequel to Sven the Zombie Slayer is City Hall of Blood.

The second sequel to Sven the Zombie Slayer is Mayor of the Damned.

David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

Deadlocked puts you into David's head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that could guarantee his family's survival, but at what cost?
Hunger For Truth: A Short Story
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A secret the government doesn't want you to know.
Food that has become so scarce that people will kill you for it.
A mother forced to rescue her adult son. 

In a not so distant future where danger lurks around every corner people are not always what they seem. Especially since food is so scarce that people will kill you for it just to feed their family.

When a group of renegades take Josie's son and hold him captive it's her mission to rescue him. Will they reach him in time? And why did they take him in the first place? 

Perhaps he knows more than he is letting on? 

Circus of the Dead

Twenty years ago, the dead destroyed the world of the living. The survivors scattered in the wake of the Scourge, erecting small towns in the worlds' most sparsely populated areas.

For young Gabriel, the walking dead are merely the memories that haunt the eyes of those old enough and lucky enough to have survived. He is more concerned with his hard life in America's desert, where his chores keep him busy and the husks of books stashed beneath the cellar of the library are his only freedom.

Until the circus comes to town.

Zombie Fever 1: Origins

After working a graveyard shift at Vitura Pharmaceuticals, Tomas' father disappears without a trace. Eager for answers, Tomas confronts Supervisor Bertrand, division head of the secretive corporation. Tomas gets answers all right; and it's those answers that put him on a course with destiny, international intrigue and...ZOMBIES.

What happened to his father?

What are Vitura's plans?

Are Zombies real?
The Zombie Chronicles (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series)
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Val was bitten by a zombie and now she’s scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out. 

When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.

Cemetery of the Living Dead

Johnny was Gravendale's grave digger and embalmer who loved his job, especially picking a special spot that he thought the deceased would be proud to be buried at. Johnny was a little weird because during the embalming process, he would sit beside the cold slab the body was lying on, and as he was inserting the hose into the deceased body to drain their blood, he would read stories to them and talk to them as though they were still alive.
In the Shadows

A collection of horror short fiction and poetry, featuring zombies, vampires, psychological tales, and dark verse.
The Becoming: Brothers In Arms

In January 2009, the Michaluk Virus escaped from the Centers for Disease Control and decimated Atlanta, Georgia.

In February 2009, the virus had spread to the major city centers of the southeast, wreaking havoc in Memphis, Birmingham, Mobile, Jackson, Biloxi, and New Orleans.

Then the virus reached Tupelo, Mississippi.

Theo and Gray Carter find themselves surrounded by chaos, death, and misery on all sides. As their worlds collapse around them, both are forced to do the unimaginable to not only ensure their survival but to protect each other from the cannibalistic infected that cross their paths.

Weaponless and alone, the two brothers quickly learn that the only thing they can count on is each other. 

Aftermath: Found (Aftermath Zombie Series)

In the wastelands of America silent predators stalk their victim. For a survivor in these ruins they must learn to run and hide. Except for one lone man who would rather be found. Armed to the teeth he finds it easier when people don't know his name. For one lone survivor, she will learn to become his voice.

Aftermath: Wanderer (Aftermath Zombie Series)

The heroine of Aftermath: Found returns. Nicknamed Ghost, she struggles to deal with her silent companion. She may not understand him, but she is learning to trust the man she has come to learn some affection for. Yet, when they meet up with another wandering soul in the waste land that was America, she discovers a side of him she doesn't like.

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Deadlocked 2

Part two of the series picks up immediately after the end of the first. David's wife, Laura, is forced to take over the protection of their family as the boat travels out into Hailey Bay, away from the zombies. However, the boat's pilot plans to dock back in the overrun city to rescue his own family, which will put Laura, Kim, and Annie in jeopardy.

Laura is forced to overcome unimaginable horrors as the zombie apocalypse explodes around her, but it is the evil intent of humans that present her greatest challenge. The reader is taken far beyond the edge of their seat as Laura pushes forward to the inevitable end. No one is safe in a world where the dead hunt the living.

Aftermath: Survivor (Aftermath Zombie Series)


Ghost continues her anthology into the dystopian world she finds herself thrust into. In trying to avoid her actuality, she finds herself forced to make a choice between reality and fantasy. In the midst of her bewilderment, Ghost is horrified by what she sees in people and her trust in humanity is deeply shaken. Through it all, a thin line of hope remains. Will it be enough?

The third installment in the Aftermath Zombies series of book explores her environment in grim detail. Following in the precedence set by Aftermath: Found and Aftermath: Wanderer, Ghost details her life in the North American wastelands. See the world through her eyes as she struggles and be a part of her journey to remain coherent in a situation that would break most people's will to live.

Hungry Dead: Episode 1 (The Zombie Apocalypse Series)


When the corpses of the recently dead began returning to life, the world slept. The military, the police, the doctors and nurses and countless other people and organizations in place to deal with crises are the first victims, leaving humanity without its first line of defense.

The Hungry Dead series follows the stories of five people whose lives touch as they try to fight back against, to find refuge from, and to survive the onslaught of the living dead.

In this episode:

Anna - A young woman down on her luck, trying to find her place in the world, returns home to make amends with her estranged parents.

Gabe - Anna's younger brother who still lives at home, a sarcastic and directionless young man waiting for life to come to him.

Both wake up into a nightmare when the dead crash in through the front door in the middle of the night.

The Zombie Chronicles - Book 2 (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series)


*This is a novella*

This is book 2. Dean and Nick will stop at nothing to save their sister, Val, who was bitten by a zombie. When their helicopter crashes into the middle of Zombie Land, the three siblings must fight to survive. Things suddenly get more complicated when a drifter steals the precious vials needed to save Val. The hunt is on to find the scoundrel and get their vials back.

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