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About Mike Baron
Mike Baron is the author of Helmet Head, Whack Job, Biker and Skorpio, four mind blowing novels that will change the way you feel about horror fiction. In 2018, Liberty Island will release six Josh Pratt novels in The Bad Road Rising series. Josh Pratt is a reformed motorcycle hoodlum who found God in Jail, got out, and became a private investigator. The stories are bleak, brutal, and harrowing, and often very funny.
Mike Baron broke into comics with Nexus, his groundbreaking science fiction title co-created with illustrator Steve Rude. He has written for Creem, The Boston Globe, Isthmus, AARP Magazine, Oui, Madison, Fusion, Poudre Magazine, Argosy and many others. Nexus is currently being published in hardcover by Dark Horse. Baron has won two Eisners and an Inkpot for his work on Nexus, now being published in five languages including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Baron's other creations include The Badger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badger_(comics)), Spyke, Feud, The Hook, and The Architect. The latter is available as a graphic novel from Big Head Press.
Baron's short stories have appeared in Masked, Blood Lite 2, the upcoming Blood Lite 3, and the June 2011 issue of Ellergy Queen's Mystery Magazine.
He lives with his wife Ann and some dogs in Colorado.
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The dying Empire’s most cunning and ruthless warlord, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial Fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic’s destruction. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council—only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies.
Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness, and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the dark side.
KHAN, BOOK NINE OF THE ACCLAIMED BIKER SERIES BY MIKE BARON, COMES ROARING TO LIFE LOUDER AND FASTER THAN A HARLEY V-TWIN HELL-BENT ON REVENGE!
P. I. extraordinaire Josh Pratt is back with a quirky cast of characters in tow, exposing a mystery within a mystery.
When MMA fighter Gena Kropenski goes missing, along with a rare Siberian tiger, animal rights group The Wild Animal Initiative hires him to find the beast and bring it back unharmed.
The trail leads Pratt on a wild goose chase throughout the Upper Midwest and sees him cross paths with animal lovers and gangsters, friends and foes, all leading to sleazy Tiger Sanctuary owner Fabian Fitch, who will stop at nothing to ensure his cash cow ‘zoo’ stays open–despite the State of Wisconsin’s crackdown.
With more twists and turns than a Colorado mountain road, KHAN is Josh Pratt at his finest, proving once again that Mike Baron is the master of the action scene, the titan of telling tales, and the undisputed King of the Urban Jungle.
Titan’s Robotech Archives omnibus series continues with a huge collection of the classic Robotech: The Masters comics! The Macross Saga is over and 15 years have passed since the war with the Zentraedi. But the peaceful life of the surviving humans ends when the Robotech Masters attack, in their search for the Protoculture. Can Dana Sterling – the daughter of Max and Miriya – and her fellow soldiers save the Earth?
As Gary and Krystal drag Prince Larry and Princess Regan, through the mud, a snapping turtle latches on to the prince’s manhood and a debate breaks out on whether to release the video.
Will it help or hurt the Royal Ducats?
Gary brawls with a man in a bunny suit at Wacky World. Venezuelans use Gary’s property for drug deals. Legendary dadaist Claude Balls stuns the world with his creations. Leotis, a giant Mekong catfish, becomes Gary’s friend and advisor, but only Gary can see the painfully shy Leotis – perhaps it was that cane toad Gary licked. Krystal trains to fight Lucha Libre sensation Javelina.
“It’s completely unpredictable, loaded with laughs and action, and it's a blast to read!”
Josh Pratt is an ex-con turned private investigator. Ginger Munz, a woman dying of cancer hires him to find the son she lost as a baby. The child’s father is a sadistic sociopath named Moon who has vowed to kill her and Josh’s girlfriend Cass, for ratting him out. The trail leads to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and west into no-man’s land where Josh learns the monstrous fate of the stolen child.
Josh is the BIKER, caught up in a race for survival against a human monster on the road between heaven and hell at the end of which lies either salvation or damnation.
Baron spins a tale of unrelenting suspense and horror that moves across his narrative landscape like the roar of a chopper’s engine.
"Mike Baron's Whack Job is pretty freaking brilliant."—James Owen
"Mike Baron writes like the bastard offspring of James Crumley and Rex Miller, in prose so hardboiled you'll break a tooth."—Jeff Marriote
"Mike Baron brings his limitless imagination to prose with a fast-moving tale that feels like an action movie captured in type." —Paul Levitz
Gary Duba’s having a bad day. There’s a snake in his toilet, a rabid raccoon in the yard, and his girl Krystal’s in jail for getting naked at a Waffle House and licking the manager.
Gary’s a redneck living in a trailer by the swamp. But he’s got dreams, big dreams. Every time he tries to get ahead, fate deals him a low blow. But then he gets lucky…
With his best friend, Floyd, Gary sets out to sell his prized Barry Bonds rookie card to raise the five hundred needed for bail. But things always find a way of getting out of hand.
“Florida Man will make you laugh out loud. It’s sui generis.”
When Detective Heinz Calloway's seventeen-year-old daughter runs off with spiritual leader Scipio, Josh has no choice but to go after her.
Josh talks to terrified God's Breath Survivors who fear reprisals. God's Breath is ruthless in persecuting apostates. Josh gains a new techie, rapper and hacker Ninja Preston, who comes with his own problems. He's on the run from St. Louis gangster John Torreo, for outing Torreo's son as a woman abuser and drug dealer.
Leaving Ninja at his home to take care of Fig, Josh and Calloway travel to Colorado and hook up with Randall Kleiser, the "Black Widower," who has helped Josh in the past. The heavily fortified God's Breath compound lies just below the Continental Divide. Attempting to reach the camp from the back side, Josh falls and is captured by Gladiator, Scipio's enforcer, and forced to fight for his life…
When Josh Pratt agrees to provide security for a charismatic Sioux blues musician at the opening of a new casino, he walks into no man’s land between two Okapachee Sioux biker gangs: the traditionalist Red Shirts who want nothing to do with the white man’s ways, and the modernist Blue Shirts who see the casino as a boon.
The Red Shirts aren’t the only ones gunning for Hump. Josh has his hands full dealing not only with the assassins, but the byzantine politics of South Dakota gambling.
Buffalo Hump’s limitless talent hides a hidden agenda. From the banks of the Missouri to a climax at an abandoned amusement park, Buffalo Hump will take your breath away.
“The action is great and the plot is intoxicating. It draws you in and doesn't want to let you go.”