See It First: Dan Blake, Cory Barclay, and Patrick Kanouse

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Subjugate by Dan Blake

A mysterious man brings together a group of criminals to seek vengeance against the people responsible for the tragic loss of his family. How far he is willing to go to secure his own brand of justice is determined by the new “recruits” value for their own lives. SUBJUGATE is a short story.


Devil in the Countryside by Cory Barclay

Devil in the Countryside is a story about the most famous werewolf investigation in history, brimming with intrigue and war, love and betrayal, and long-kept vendettas.

It’s 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever — or whatever — the killer might be. He’ll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who’s recently stumbled into town. Though they’re after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs.

In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity — and their lives.


The Clearing by Patrick Kanouse

Vietnam veteran Detective Dean Wallace’s fondness for whiskey ended his New York City detective career and marriage. Having retreated to his hometown, Zion, to the only detective job he could find, he works under the shadow of his father, the Chief of Police.

A few days into the new year, the body of Billy Nimitz–a young automobile repair shop employee–turns up in the woods just on the United States side of the border. A bullet in his head, a copy of THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO in his pocket, and a gun in the snow.

As Dean strives to find Billy’s killer, his shunned brother returns to the family, stirring up memories. Painful memories Dean would prefer to keep buried in the past.