Dog Days – Deadly Passage



Dog Days (Winner of the HWA Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a YA Novel)

Deadly Passage

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JournalStone’s DoubleDown series hits book number 3.

Dog Days:  It’s the summer of 1983 and the suburbs of Houston are reeling from a disastrous hurricane.  But the storm brought more than wind and floodwaters.  In the swamps that surround Clear Lake a brutal and possibly supernatural killer is gathering strength, and waiting for the full moon.  The focus of his bloodlust is fifteen year old Mark Eckert.  Reckless to a fault, with a knack for making spectacularly bad decisions, Mark had planned to spend that last summer before high school wandering the swamps with his friends and his beloved dog Max.  But after a chance encounter with the lunatic, Mark’s summer becomes a time of terror and tragedy.  With his life on the line, Mark’s courage will be tested to his limits and beyond as he struggles to survive the hottest days of summer: the dog days.

Deadly Passage:  Just after the American Revolution, the slave ship Lombard sets off from Africa, beginning its brutal passage to the New World. But even this ship’s hardened crew of thugs and drunkards is unprepared for the horrors ahead. When the Lombard’s human cargo dies one by one, free black crewman George Bell suspects a stealthy and devious stowaway — not disease — is the cause. As the death toll mounts and the slaves threaten mutiny, he must choose between his humanity and duty to a callous captain. But Bell doesn’t have much time to make his voyage of self-discovery. The deadly beast burrowing through the rotten guts of the Lombard grows more powerful with each life it takes.


“With Dog Days multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Joe McKinney rebuilds the werewolf legend for the teen audience. A whip-smart, compelling, and ultimately deeply human story. Highly recommended.” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Rot & Ruin and V-Wars

Dog Days is just a great read.  Joe McKinney has put together a moving coming-of-age story that embraces a standard horror genre while, at the same time, turning it on its head.  Page-turning tension, sympathetic characters, and a unique setting — this is the real deal. – David Liss – New York Times-bestselling author of The Twelfth Enchantment and The Whiskey Rebels

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The Double Down III limited edition hardcover is numbered 1 through 100, bound in leatherette, oversewn binding and includes 60lb natural interior paper, stamped on the front cover and spine, with a Litho Label Gloss dust jacket.

BONUS:  As a bonus, the limited edition of Dog Days – Deadly Passage, will also include Joe McKinney’s short story, Burning Finger Man.

This is a numbered limited edition with approximately 100 being produced. It will be autographed by both authors (Joe McKinney and Sanford Allen). The approximate page count is 260 pages.

Product Details:

Author:   Joe McKinney and Sanford Allen

Publication Date:   December 6, 2013


Limited Edition Hardcover:  Total Price is $49.95, which includes shipping, handling and sales tax

Hardcover: $26.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $29.95

     Paperback:    $15.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax.  Total Price $18.95

     Electronic:    $6.00

Print Length:   220 Pages

Publisher:  JournalStone

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