William Alan Webb
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About William Alan Webb
Bill grew up in West Tennessee, riding his bike on narrow rural roads lined with wild blackberry bushes, in the days before urban sprawl. He spent those long rides dreaming of new worlds of adventure. Childhood for him was one interesting activity after another, from front yard football to naval miniatures, but from the very beginning reading was the central pillar of his life.
Any and all military history books fascinated him, beginning before age 8. By his teenage years he had discovered J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard, Robert Heinlein and Fritz Leiber. Teachers ripped comic books out of his hands during Spanish and Accounting class. Oops!
After majoring in Creative Writing in college, he turned to writing history and non-fiction and was published a number of times, including in World War Two magazine.
In September of 2014 he wrote the first pages of what would become Standing The Final Watch, and its prequels and sequels in the Last Brigade Universe. Thus, at age 60, his career in fiction had just begun.
Still living in West Tennessee with his wife of 42 years and 8 dogs, four of which are Search and Rescue certified police dogs, life has turned out better than he could ever have dreamed. Yet Bill never forgets that it is you, his readers, who make this possible. There is a covenant between writer and reader that is always uppermost in his mind. Readers who spend their time and money to read an author's works, deserve the best that author has to offer, and he never forgets that.
Bill is proud to be a member of the International Authors of Science Fiction Authors, the Science Fiction Writers of America, the Society For Military History and the Alliance of Independent Authors. To keep up with the latest news, including new releases, join the mailing list at his website, www.thelastbrigade.com.
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For 80 years, Nick Angriff and Tom Steeple have battled to make competing visions for America a reality, but no battle can last forever. Now, the future for a resurrected America is settled in one final wave of violence that might see freedom snuffed out once and for all.
Fifty years after The Collapse, while the 7th Cavalry fights for its life in the old American Southwest, east of the Mississippi River the stirrings of exploration drive two men to head west across the ravaged landscape. Jase and Pard know that if remnants of American society survived in the hills of Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina, they had to live on elsewhere, too, and they set off on a journey to find a better life.
Accompanied by a select group of friends and family, they know hardships await. What they didn't plan on was that if the best of humanity was still out there somewhere, so was the worst.
Lt. General Nick Angriff has spent his adult life protecting family and country from a world of terrorism spinning out of control. On the battlefield, off the grid, in clandestine special task forces and outright black ops, Angriff never wavers from duty. But when a terror attack on Lake Tahoe kills his family, he’s left with only the corrosive acid of revenge… that is, until a hated superior officer reveals the deepest of all secret operations. Against the day of national collapse, a heavily-armed military unit rests in cryogenic storage, to be awakened when needed, and Angriff is named its commander.
Fifty years later he wakes to find the USA destroyed and predatory warlords roaming the ruins. Stalked by assassins bent on seizing his command for their own purposes, Angriff has to prepare for war while avoiding murder.
Because the only wall still shielding survivors from slavery and death are the men and women of The Last Brigade.
Fans of John Ringo, William W. Johnston's 'Ashes' series, and Michael Stephen Fuchs, will enjoy these books.
Readers say about them that "they're absolutely addictive"... "maybe the best series of the past 10 years"... "as original as they are refreshing"... "I need more Nick Angriff."
The epic Alternate History of the United States known as the Last Brigade Universe so far:
The Origin of Operation Overtime
In At The Start
The Last Brigade
Standing The Final Watch
Standing In The Storm
Standing At The Edge
Standing Before Hell's Gate
Standing In Righteous Rage
Standing Among The Tombstones
Task Force Zombie
Out For Blood
Not Enough Bullets
The Collapse (with John Babb)
Freedom Rising (with John Babb)
Hell's Hip Pocket
A Reservation In Hell
Standing Fast On Foreign Shores
Fantastic Stories in the Last Brigade Universe
The River of Walking Spirits
The Hairy Man
When Angriff awakened in a world where America no longer existed, he vowed to resurrect his beloved country. Put in command of Operation Overtime and all U.S. forces in the post-American world, he assumed that everyone under his command wanted the same thing.
But he was wrong. And now the forces arrayed against him have the power to crush freedom once and for all.
With all of the twists, turns, deceptions, and action you’ve come to expect from a series that one reviewer called “the best I've ever read,” Standing Before Hell’s Gate begins the Showdown Trilogy, where Nick confronts his enemies in a final fight for control of Operation Overtime, while the rebirth of the American Republic hangs in the balance.
Tom Steeple and his Chinese allies have taken control of Overtime Prime, and with the fall of Nick Angriff their opposition is powerless to stop them. Steeple’s dream of a totalitarian America under his hand as benevolent dictator can now become a reality, even if it means making common cause with America’s mortal enemies. No treachery is too great to fulfill his ambitions, and those of his friends.
But American patriotism doesn’t die that easily, and Steeple just might find out that men and women still exist to protect those who can’t protect themselves. Regardless of the odds, some people take their service oaths seriously, even unto death.
Such courage always has a cost, though, and this time the cost is high.
Operation Overtime has come through its first winter in post-Collapse America in better shape than expected. Food is plentiful, the city of Prescott is healing, and there’s even a battalion of new recruits for the Marines. Everything seems to be going Angriff’s way, until people start trying to kill him again.
When the aggressive Chinese send an armored force to capture old America’s largest tank farm, Angriff can rally only desperate measures to stop them. But first he must crush the traitors both inside and outside of Operation Overtime.
Angriff must rely on others to do what he has always done for himself. As the body count mounts, he has to determine who he can trust and who wants him dead.
In the tradition of Standing The Final Watch and Standing In The Storm, traitors, assassins, and secrets explode in a rocket-powered roller coaster called Standing At The Edge.
When Jace and Pard run into the vicious Warlord of Kansas City, King KaMo, blood and death quickly follow. As cunning as he is deadly, KaMo's position is nearly unassailable, but the duo must find a way to save the lives of their friends and families from a man with no enemies strong enough to hurt him.
That is, until he catches the attention of the 7th US Cavalry Brigade (Reinforced), and has to deal with members of Task Force Zombie.
When Nikki Bauer declares war on the gang who killed her mother, she finds herself hunted not only by their vengeful friends, but also by the corrupt Memphis Police Director who runs the gang. In desperation, she calls the one person who might be able to save her from a violent and painful death, her brother Green Ghost, the leader of Task Force Zombie.
In Africa, preparing for a vital mission to attack a meeting of important terrorists, Green Ghost cannot ignore his sister's plea for help. But the scale of the corruption is beyond what he expected, and the forces arrayed against them too deadly to fight without help. Fortunately, he can call on the deadliest special operations team in the world for help.
It's Zombie time!
There is a reason they called themselves The Nameless. Having given up their ranks, their families, their friends, even their own names, they know each other only by code names such as Judge, Isaiah and Esther. They collectively voted to name their Special Operations unit Task Force Zombie, because what are Zombies except the resurrected dead? And when you're already written off as dead, nobody mourns if you die again.
Now, with First Squad reeling after the heavy losses suffered in the Congo during Standing The Final Watch, and Second Squad, it's time for Third Squad to bear the brunt of a mission into the heart of darkness. When the CIA picks up hard evidence of a meeting between Iran, North Korea and China, and a smorgasbord of terrorist organizations, with the aim of directing attacks against America, it's time for Judge to lead Third Squad into the fire.
Do you love sparkly vampires? Well too bad, because you won’t find a single one of those fancy-dancy bloodsuckers anywhere in this collection!
It Came From The Trailer Park began as a fun idea to revisit the Classic Horror and Old-School Creature Feature genres with a hefty helping of B-rate tropes thrown in for good measure. Who doesn’t love a good Bruce Cambell or classic Vincent Price flick on a dark and dreary night?
Emmy award winner Bill Oberst Jr. opens the collection and sets the stage for the stories to come. From aliens to demons to werewolves and so many more, you’re sure to fall in love with these tales of the Macabre.
So come on in. Take a load off. And get yourself ready for nineteen unforgettable tales, straight from the Trailer Park.
Stories written by: Sara Brooke, Mel Todd, Charity Ayres, Amie Gibbons, William Alan Webb, Philip K. Booker, J.F. Posthumus, JL Curtis, John Drake, Michael K. Falciani, Michael Gants, Rob Howell, R.J. Ladon, LawDog, Benjamin Tyler Smith, Kevin Steverson, Christopher Woods, Jenny Wren, and William Joseph Roberts.
From Trailer-trash to armageddon survivalists, this book ROCKS!
--Faith Hunter NYT and USAToday bestseller
They are America's first Death Ops team, sacrificing everything to shield their country from danger. But after a 'Succeed-or-Die' mission into Egypt to kill an Austrian arms dealer, the man who sold Stinger missiles to the terrorists who attacked the US Embassy in Benghazi, the Nameless men and women of Task Force Zombie finds themselves next on their own government's hit list.
Corrupt officials want them dead to cover up their own involvement in facilitating the sale of the Stingers, and what better way to cover up their crimes than to send Task Force Zombie on a suicide mission...into Iran. What those officials didn't understand was that highly trained, disciplined and motivated men and women aren't so easy to kill.
Led by the taciturn man known only as Green Ghost, the Zombies must either betray their oath, refuse orders, or face near-certain death. The one thing working in their favor is the patronage of their founder...Lt. General Nicholas T. Angriff.