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“Written with the epic scope of World War Z and infused with the gritty spook works derring-do of a Robert Ludlum spy thriller.”
—Joe McKinney, award-winning author of Dead City, on Bryan Cassiday's Sanctuary in Steel

Books are listed in order of publication.

The Bus Stops HereNew! Order at Amazon
The Bus Stops Here and Other Zombie Tales (April 7, 2016)
a thriller by
Bryan Cassiday

All zombies all the time. Included in The Bus Stops Here and Other Zombie Tales are five zombie short stories by Bryan Cassiday, together for the first time in one anthology. The Bus Stops Here is a brand-new short story that has never before been published. The zombie action is nonstop and lethal.  During a zombie apocalypse, everybody is caught up in a Hobbesian world where life is nasty, brutish, and short. Along with graphic zombie mayhem these tales depict the lengths that individuals will go to to survive.

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Countdown to Death (October 20, 2015)
a thriller by
Bryan Cassiday

Haunted by self-loathing, Ethan Carr quits the Los Angeles Police Department after he accidentally shoots to death an innocent boy on one of his assignments. Years later, he sets up shop as a private investigator and is hired by Richard Herbert to protect him from being assassinated for twenty-four hours until he meets his son. Herbert is on the lam from his employer US Cyber Command at the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland.

He tells Carr he wants to reveal top secret intel to the media about a computer program Cybercom has invented that can infect and disable permanently any computer in the world. He is convinced the Equation Group, a shadowy arm of the NSA, is going to have him killed before he can reveal his intel to the media.

Carr is reluctant to take on Herbert as a client, believing the US government might consider Herbert a traitor for publicizing top secret national security information. Carr decides to take the case because he doesn’t believe the government has the right to assassinate its own citizens on American soil, which Herbert claims that they are about to do to him and that they have done to others.

Carr’s battle to keep himself and Herbert alive in a web of hackers, cabals, and assassination plots that emanate from the highest seats of power becomes a battle for his tortured conscience, which is not only consumed with guilt from his erstwhile job but racked by qualms about his decision to protect Herbert, who could be a traitor to his country.

 

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Two Moons Rising (April 14, 2015)

Police investigate the murders of thirteen-year-old Lucinda Pugh's parents who died in their beds after somebody soaked them in gasoline and set their house on fire in their hometown of Santa Loma, California. All evidence points to Lucinda as the emotionally ill culprit, despite lack of motivation on her part.

When an exorcist attempts to exorcise her, Lucinda reveals that an alien invasion of Earth is imminent and her parents' murders are just the beginning of a full-fledged assault. As if on cue, a second moon, this one bloodred, appears in the sky, ushering in a tsunami and other untoward weather to Santa Loma, followed by a series of unspeakable murders that rock the town--murders committed by children.

Jake Caulfield, a local reporter desperate for a story that will launch his career, must find out if this is the end, and on the way he discovers somebody else's life is more important than his own.

 

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Alien Assault (November 19, 2014)

Mind-blowing science-fiction tales that will scare you to your very core.  Included are stories about alien invasions, time travel, and zombie apocalypses.  An Antarctic ice station comes under attack by a virus from outer space during a subzero blizzard . . . An exorcist suspects a child is possessed, but who is doing it and why?  Is it a demon or something even more terrifying? . . . These are but a few of the apocalyptic horror stories that take you beyond the realm of reality into the undiscovered country of the horror of the imagination and its territory that knows no bounds.  Destination fear.

 

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Comes a Chopper (June 3, 2014)

Comes a Chopper is a collection of Bryan Cassiday's tales from the dark side.

A gambler who can't sleep finds he has blood-curdling supernatural powers. . . A woman is kidnaped. As if that's not enough, now the kidnapers want her sister as well . . . A mortician can't forget the horrifying mistake he once made . . . An actor who fears a homicidal maniac is stalking him finds a terrifying impostor instead . . . A cell phone doesn't take calls. It gives orders to kill . . . A hit man seeks a way out of his profession only to descend into a satanic nightmare. . .

 

Poxland by Bryan CassidayPoxland (November 26, 2013)

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America has been devastated by both plague and the nuclear weapons used to kill off the infected flesh-eating creatures that roamed across the land preying on human beings.

National Clandestine Service black ops agent Chad Halverson and dress designer Victoria Brady take refuge in a blast shelter in the Nevada desert when an A-bomb is dropped on Las Vegas at the behest of the president of the United States.

Halverson and Victoria are forced to leave the safety of their cement shelter when they run low on water.

They join up with a band of four fellow refugees, who are not what they seem, and head east toward the nation’s capitol to find out what remains of the government.

However, another band of refugees intercepts them, kidnaps the lot of them, and spirits them away to a massive bunker complex in top secret Area 51, where SS-Oberfuhrer Oswald Gutman’s son, Hector Guzman, is conducting mysterious experiments.  The billionaire drug dealer made his fortune in Mexico after growing up in Argentina in seclusion with his father, an unrepentant member of the Order of the Death’s Head who escaped Germany via a ratline to Buenos Aires after the fall of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.

Halverson stumbles onto a conspiracy so diabolical it defies belief, a conspiracy so vast that it already extends into the highest reaches of the US government.  Outnumbered and outgunned, as well as besieged by hordes of zombies that survived the nuclear holocaust, he must somehow defeat the cabal before it can achieve world domination.

 

Kill Ratio by Bryan CassidayKill Ratio (July 9, 2013)

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The insanity of the zombie apocalypse is in full swing.

CIA black ops agent Chad Halverson decides to head to Washington, DC, to find out if anyone is still in charge as the nation teeters on the brink of collapse and succumbs to the plague, even though he knows someone in the government is trying to kill him.

Halverson and fellow refugees Victoria Brady, Blackfoot Chogan, and Emma Lawson become trapped in Las Vegas by General Quantrill, who runs the strip with an iron hand.

Meanwhile, in the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Virginia, President Cole must decide whether to start nuking his own country in order to save it from the zombies.

 

Sanctuary in SteelSanctuary in Steel (November 13, 2012)
Create Space

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Black ops agent Chad Halverson of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service escapes plague- and zombie-ravaged Santa Monica with dress designer Victoria Brady and sets sail up the smoldering California coast.

Along the way, Halverson and Brady rescue the idealistic Dr. Parnell, the UCSB coed Brittany Pine who is in a state of shock induced by the loss of her boyfriend to the walking dead, and the cynical reporter Blake Reno.

Seeking sanctuary from the walking dead in Alcatraz prison, Halverson and his band discover that all is not as it seems on the island haven at the Rock.

In fact, they may have more to fear than the walking dead in the person of Alcatraz’s reigning “Chosen One,” the charismatic proponent of law and order Jefferson Bascomb, who believes zombies have the right to a fair trial.

 

Zombie NecropolisZombie Necropolis (May 29, 2012)
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The world has turned.

Plague-infected, flesh-eating zombies now infest the earth. Black ops agent Chad Halverson of the CIA’s top secret National Clandestine Service and a motley band of survivors must do everything they can to survive one more day, even as they try to find out what caused the pandemic.

Fending off zombies at every turn, Halverson and his group make a mad dash through the plague-ravaged, smoldering ruins of Los Angeles and Santa Monica to evade the clutches of the zombie hordes and reach the sea.

A cop with a drinking problem, a politician with a scandalous past, a couturiere who can’t find her daughter . . . alienated characters all caught up in the zombie apocalypse.

When Halverson finds out the truth behind the origin of the plague, he is targeted for extermination by surviving remnants of the government that are hiding underground and will do anything it takes to retain their fragile hold on power.

This is a terrifying new world where the living dead rule the land, killer drones rule the sky, and death lurks around the next corner.

Zombie Maelstrom by Bryan CassidayZombie Maelstrom (December 2011)
Bryan Cassiday

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Virulent pockets of plague, first reported in China, break out worldwide and spread with mind-boggling speed. CIA black ops agent Chad Halverson flies to Los Angeles to visit his brother after receiving a call that his brother has been hospitalized after a car accident. Halverson’s Boeing 737 crash-lands in an eerie Los Angeles shrouded with an impenetrable haze of smog. But that is only the tip of the iceberg of Halverson’s nightmare. Lurking in this mist are legions of plague-infected living dead who are driven by an all-consuming lust for human flesh. Halverson’s reunion with his brother must take second place to his own struggle to stay alive.

As civilization crumbles into chaos, it will take all the skills and wits Halverson and his fellow passengers possess for their hunted party to survive in a world overrun with hordes of flesh-craving zombies. Which will pose a bigger threat to Halverson and his ever-dwindling tiny band—their own bickering as they try to organize and defend themselves, their enemies the living dead, or the new “civilization” of men that is superseding the old?

 

Helter SkelterHelter Skelter (August 2011)
Bryan Cassiday (publisher)

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Evildoers run riot across the sun-drenched Southern California landscape in Helter Skelter. Zombies, vampires, and other wicked creatures wreak mayhem and carnage in these shocking horror short stories by Bryan Cassiday. Not all of these tales feature supernatural creatures. Some of the evil creatures are human—perhaps the most terrifying creature of all. These stories defy logic, yet they obey their own inexorable logic of fear.

 

 

The Anaconda ComplexThe Anaconda Complex (April 2011)
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United States Senator John Stockwall is kidnaped on the doorstep of his house in McLean, Virginia. That’s just the beginning of a conspiracy hatched to shake America to its very foundations. The trail of the kidnapers leads Nick McQueen, who is a CIA hit man and a fugitive from the authorities, to a brutal murder on the casino-lined, neon playgrounds of Las Vegas. The al-Qaeda kidnapers plan to broadcast live on national TV a show stage-managed to humiliate and terrorize the American public. Publicized on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media on the Internet, the kidnapers’ final horrific act for their “Theater of Terrorism” aims to wreak havoc, kill thousands of Americans, and precipitate economic collapse in the United States.

 

The Kill OptionThe Kill Option (October 2010)
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In the explosive international thriller The Kill Option, the feuding McQueen brothers must band together to prevent the apocalypse of World War III. One brother, Nick, is a journalist who seeks the truth. The other, Barry, is a CIA hit man who leads a double life. The two brothers must come to terms long enough to thwart a Basque hit man who has been hired in Paris to trigger the war to end all wars. The brothers discover that the assassin is merely a pawn in a ruthless grab for power by a supranational cabal that wants a certain world leader killed at a summit in Pike National Forest in Colorado and has both brothers in its crosshairs as well.

 

Blood Moon: Thrillers and Tales of TerrorBlood Moon: Thrillers and Tales of Terror (2009)
Create Space

Blood Moon is a collection of Bryan Cassiday’s short stories form the dark side; including, thriller, mystery, horror, suspense, and noir tales. Vampires, doppelgangers, serial killers, cannibals, and politicians are just a few of the malefactors haunting the pages of Blood Moon.

 

 

Fete of DeathFete of Death (2007)
Publish America

A California senator is brutally slain. But that is only the beginning of the increasingly macabre murders of members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA hire their termination specialist, Tyrone Quade, an ex-Weathermen infiltrator and current jailbird, to find the killer. Quade has to be pardoned from federal prison in Los Angeles where he is doing time for blowing up a passenger jet—a charge he denies. In his search for the killer, he becomes a target for Mafia henchmen and a Colombian cocaine cartel, among others, and starts to doubt his own innocence and even his sanity as his investigation keeps spiraling him back to his alleged bombing of the jet. To his consternation, Quade discovers a covert trail that leads him to the upper echelons of the United States government, where an unholy alliance will do anything to prevent him from uncovering the truth.

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E-books

Fireball and OthersFireball—and Other Stories (July 2011)
Kindle

Former SEAL Team Six member, now a black ops agent for the National Clandestine Service, John Cane is assigned to mete out justice to an illicit arms dealer. What seems to be a simple, straightforward assignment turns out to have tentacles that reach all the way to the White House as Cane uncovers a conspiracy that dates back to the Kennedy Administration in the espionage short story “Fireball.” As a special bonus, two spine-tingling horror short stories from Cassiday’s book Helter Skelter follow “Fireball.”

 

 

The Quiet ProfessionalThe Quiet Professional—and Other Stories (May 2011)
Kindle

Meet John Cane. He doesn’t know you, and you don’t know him. You don’t want to know him. Cane used to work for SEAL Team Six. Now he works for the National Clandestine Service, the black ops arm of the CIA. No op is too black for him. The black operations in these three stories take place in Hollywood, and, as everybody knows, nobody can be trusted in Hollywood.

 

 

The Internecine ConspiracyThe Internecine Conspiracy—a Short Story (2010)
Kindle

What do you do when your whole life is turned on its head? A man comes home from work one day to his house in Mission Viejo, California, to find an unthinkable conspiracy. Against impossible odds, he must prevent it. What is this man’s true identity? Why was he chosen to unravel the conspiracy?

 

 

Tijuana SunsetTijuana Sunset—a Quade Short Story (2010)
Kindle

The black sheep of the CIA Tyrone Quade is ordered to enter Mexico and free an ATF agent named Florio who is being held hostage by drug dealers. The three other CIA agents who were sent earlier to free Florio never returned. Quade has seventy-two hours before the drug cartel executes Florio. The operation might help polish Quade’s tarnished reputation—or it might help polish him off.

 

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