while a top-secret weapon is going lacking on Colonel Maggie Black’s watch, her honor and her profession are at the line. there have been airmen who stated the Air Force’s top woman strive against pilot could by no means be a similar after wasting her arm in Iraq, yet cutting-edge prosthetics have made Maggie larger than new, and she’s no longer approximately to lose what she battled so demanding to regain.
But discovering her experimental missile won’t be easy—thanks to the revenge-fueled targets of Asdrubal Torres, whose hallucinatory come upon with the good Spirit demanding situations him to fill up Lake Cahuilla, the traditional inland sea that when coated a lot of southern California. to satisfy his blessed challenge, Torres wishes wizardry and weaponry, and the good Spirit presents either: Magic, within the kind of a celebrated shaman’s basket lower back to the tribal museum via San Diego reporter Jordan Scott; may possibly, within the type of Maggie Black’s top-secret weapon that falls from the sky.
From that second, it’s a race opposed to time for Maggie and Jordan, who jointly needs to cease Torres from destroying Hoover Dam—and turning the Colorado River right into a tsunami that will kill thousands and wipe out the Southwest’s water provide. within the ultimate showdown, it’s Maggie who needs to disarm the stolen missile’s trigger—one-handed or not—and store the day.
Praise for THE BLACK KACHINA:
“Jack Getze’s most recent novel, The Black Kachina, marks the coming of a brand new megastar within the foreign mystery pantheon. circulation over, Jack Reacher and make a spot on the desk for Colonel Maggie Black and her Robin, journalist Jordan Scott. Getze has simply hit it out of the park, a gargantuan tape-measure of a clout with this, his top novel up to now. My desire is that he’s tough at paintings writing the second one of what's absolute to be a hugely-successful sequence. motion picture humans can be in every single place this one.” —Les Edgerton, writer of The Bitch, The Rapist, The actual, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping, Lagniappe and others
“With an exciting mixture of local American folklore and the most recent in cutting edge guns know-how, Jack Getze takes you on a trip that has attainable written not easy around the storyline. A mystery that chills. He asks what if a deadly weapon fell into the palms of somebody who was once passionate about gratifying the wildest needs of his ancestors? Then he throws jointly a neighborhood reporter and a rebellious ace flyer and units them either opposed to a clock that's racing in the direction of one of many worst mess ups within the background of America.” —Gordon Brown, writer of 4 crime mystery novels set in Scotland and the USA and a co-founder and director of the crime writing competition Bloody Scotland
“The Black Kachina exhibits Jack Getze isn't really a one-trick pony. an incredible departure from his Austin Carr series—which can also be excellent—with all of the components required to be a mainstream bestseller.” —Dana King, Shamus-award nominated writer of Resurrection Mall
“Getze has that unusual skill of having the ability to inform a hell of a narrative with simply the correct quantity of darkish humor. regularly a winner!” Terrence McCauley, award-winning writer of The James Hicks sequence
“It’s a frightening job to maintain a narrative complicated and suspenseful whereas making the main avid gamers encounter so colourful and convincing. Jack Getze makes it look effortless.” —Erin Williams, The Paperback Stash