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Blood River

Written By:Patrick Tilley - 1987

  • Blood River - Patrick Tilley cover

Synopsis

The visionary chronicle of the ultimate struggle to rule Earth

The epic narrative that began with CLOUD WARRIOR continues to unfold. On the snow-swept overground, Steve, Cadillac and Clearwater meet with triumph and disaster as they try to evade the clutches of both the Iron Masterss and the First Family. The samurai of Ne-Issan prove to be tenacious adversaries and the rulers of the Federation have no intention of loosening their grip on Steve Brickman. For he and his friends are valuable pawns in a game which, if lost, could spell the end of the First Family's dreams of reconquering the blue-sky world.

Excerpt

Four bombs exploded and broke the wheelboat in two. A torrent of water was rushing up the passageway and flooding into the room...

The Jap wasn't finished. Before either Steve or Cadillac had time to react, Wantanabe threw himself towards the open door, seized hold of the precious keys that still hung in the lock, jerked the door clear of Cadillac's outstretched fingers and pulled it shut behind him.

"Steve!" screamed Cadillac. "Stop him!"

Reversing the blade to put the curved cutting edge on top, Steve raised the blade as high as he could and plunged it downwards with all the force he could muster. The blade sliced through the lattice and sank deep into Wantanabe's chest before he could turn the key but as Steve withdrew it and his body slid into the rising water, his dead hand pulled the keys from the lock...

Oh, Sweet Mother! They were going to drown!

Catastrophe:

war

Type:

fantastical
Other Titles in the Amtrak Wars list

1     Cloud Warrior

2     First Family, The

3     Iron Master

4     Blood River

5     Death-Bringer

6     Earth-Thunder