Eighty-one years ago this past February at the height of the Great Depression, premiered the first issue of Doc Savage magazine. Inspired by those larger-than-life characters and stories, veteran mystery novelist Gary Phillips introduces Ned “Noc” Brenner in The Anti-Gravity Steal novella.
Noc, is a drifter gifted at whatever he attempts; from MMA fighter, motocross rider to blitz chess master. But after wining in an all-night poker game, he saves one of the players from a kidnapping. This sets in motion several pulse pounding events and he winds up teamed with a man who can be anyone else, an enigmatic woman with black ops trained esper powers, and a professor haunted by tragedy loosing himself in creating gadgets.
Noc, who has a few dark secrets of his own, and his new allies are out to prevent super villain Prospero from unleashing an anti-gravity device, a machine that would imperil millions.
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THE ANTI-GRAVITY STEAL is available from Bookxy.
Gary Phillips’ other work includes the novel Warlord of Willow Ridge, and short stories in the upcoming Asian Pulp and Black Pulp II.