Sunday, February 4, 2007
Tim Bradstreet Covers Gold Eagle
Artist Tim Bradstreet's first Gold Eagle cover is out in stores now- Avenging Angel, the first of four books in the republished Jake Strait series. Tim's gritty film noir street style is a perfect match for the tone set by writer Frank Rich.
Here's the synopsis:
Inner-city Hell... Circa 2031 The city rises like an evil vision from its surroundings...the heavily guarded suburbs, the garrisoned farmlands. Life is sweeter in the fortified elite Hill section where the privileged few live, but elsewhere the city makes its own rules for life and death. Even in this ruthless, anything-goes world, Jake Strait has his limits—a line that he won’t cross willingly. He won’t do political jobs. But when a rich, pampered couple from the Hill sets him up, he is drawn into a plot that plans to drench the city with blood. Against his will, Jake Strait becomes the favorite son of a people's revolution— and there's hell to pay.
And here's an online review of the book by Michael Goodwin:
"Frank Rich's debut novel of this resusitated series is much more than what me and my wife thought it would be. Much more.
I don't know why we didn't catch this back in it's debut year, (sometime in the early 90's), the new revision is richer in cover design, something along the lines of Punisher-meets-Deathlands. Or Punisher-meets-Micky Spillane-in postholocaust world. It is truly unique and original. Frank Rich's prose sometimes was humorous, dark and gritty, but lyrical at times that would take these readers aback with surprise. Never dull with rich characterization and high-octane action/adventure, Jake Strait is a colorful character that grows as the novel progresses. Book #1 here starts out in the year 2031 where America has been taken over by a new regime called - The Party. This dark new world order is covert, attempting to shape the states to their own dark designs. Jake Stait is something between a detective and a mercenary, and much more. The kids are scared of him and call his kind bogeymen. He takes on eveything except for political jobs. But in this novel, Jake slowly becomes embroiled within a plot that twists and turns until the very end - and Jake unwittingly finds himself becoming a leader of a resistance group. If you like your novels filled with action and intrigue, mixed with various rich characters and a dark mystery, then this fantastic newly-arisen series is for you. My wife and I are new fans of this wonderful author, and look very much forward to Book #2: The Devil Knocks coming in April."
Watch for more Bradstreet-related news coming soon.