By Matthew Hughes
"A tremendous amount of fun." George R. R. Martin
Mad as Hell - and Loving It!
Ruthless mercenaries, hired by an ex-Pentagon chemical-weapons designer turned rogue, take over a small town in Oregon. The plan: use the citizenry as guinea pigs in a test-run of a bootlegged bio-agent for an Islamist terror organization.
But something goes wrong and the mercs and their clients find themselves surrounded by townsfolk who have turned into hyper-coordinated killing machines.
PAROXYSM is an action-packed tale about the seductive power of righteous violence, about how ordinary people can explode when fate gives them the power to hit back.
Matt Hughes is a science fiction, fantasy and suspense fiction writer. He won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, and has been shortlisted for the Aurora, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, A.E. Van Vogt, and Derringer Awards. Born in Liverpool, England, Hughes moved to Canada at the age of five. Hughes has been a writer for many years, first as a journalist, then as a staff speechwriter to the Canadian Ministers of Justice and Environment, and from 1979 until recently, as a freelance corporate and political speechwriter in British Columbia. Now Hughes writes fiction full-time.
"Look, Matt Hughes is one of the most entertaining writers in the SF/fantasy field, now or ever" - Andrew Wheeler
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03 Jan 2019
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