Beyond the Last War: The Wayward Mercenary
by Claude McKenna
The Last War ended centuries ago, leaving behind a clouded, ochre sky and endless deserts where bloodthirsty mutants scavenge for flesh…
Johnnie Bernstein is a mercenary who just killed a prince. Now he’s on the run to the one place his enemies won’t follow–the imperial capital of Vienna. It’s the last place on Earth he ever wanted to visit, but with Balaskan cavalry trampling at his heels and a wasteland of monsters in every direction, he’s out of options.
Drake Kicklighter is a gang lord whose daughter has been kidnapped by the worst mutant imaginable–the dreaded Demon Queen. He’ll stop at nothing to get her back, and knows Johnnie might be his one shot at saving her life.
Strapped for cash and in need of safe haven, Johnnie resentfully accepts Drake’s job offer. But he’s got a bad feeling about this one, and for good reason.
This is going to be one hell of a job.
Category: Science Fiction – Post-Apocalyptic