David VanDyke

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David VanDyke is a former US Army Airborne enlisted soldier and, later in life, a US Air Force officer. He served in and out of combat zones all over the world in the 1980s through the 2000s. He lives out West where the skies are blue and the horizon is far away.

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Deadly Secrets - California Corwin P.I Mystery, Book 5
Pre-release—available October 30, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,820. Language: English. Published by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Cal Corwin is asked to find a missing man, she’s happy to get away from sleazy infidelity cases, boring skip-tracing, and her mother’s irritations. But as the disappearance invites murder, she uncovers layer upon layer of deadly secrets—secrets some will kill to protect.
The Girl In The Morgue - California Corwin P.I. Mystery, Book 4
Series: California Corwin P.I. Mystery Series, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,670. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Thirtysomething ex-cop-turned-P.I. Cal Corwin faces her most puzzling murder case yet. When a friend of a friend dies in suspicious circumstances, the police believe it's open-and-shut. As Cal digs deeper to get to the bottom of the mystery, she finds herself a target for those who want the truth dead and buried.
Slipknot - California Corwin P.I. Mystery, Book 3
Series: California Corwin P.I. Mystery Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After a woman is found dead in Cal Corwin's car and police detectives come knocking at her door, the case turns far more personal than first it seemed. As the ghosts of past cases rear their ugly heads, not only must she find out who murdered the victim, but why. Teasing the answers out soon reveals the disturbing question: Who is the hunter, and who hunted?
Loose Ends - California Corwin P.I Mystery, Book 1
Series: California Corwin P.I. Mystery Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a young girl is kidnapped, street-smart but damaged San Francisco ex-cop California "Cal" Corwin is engaged to find and rescue her before murder raises the stakes. As a straightforward case takes unexpected twists, Cal must quell a growing fear that an anguished mother may never see her child again. Cal struggles to tie up loose ends before evil claims its next victim.
In A Bind - California Corwin P.I. Mystery, Book 2
Series: California Corwin P.I. Mystery Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by David VanDyke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a blackmailed drag queen walks into Cal Corwin's P. I. agency, she quickly throws herself into the investigation, but with each new clue she finds the case gets murkier, its web of lies more tangled. When murder rears its ugly head, it becomes clear more is at stake than money, and Cal must watch her own back even as she tries to find the culprit.

Series

California Corwin P.I. Mystery Series
The Cal Corwin P.I. Mystery series from D. D. VanDyke is set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal Corwin novels brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, oddball family and unexpected allies.
Plague Wars
The Plague Wars apocalyptic thriller series begins in the world of today with a man and a woman twined together by circumstances, destined to change the world. It leads readers into an ever-darkening future of upheaval, struggle and war marked by the depths of evil and the heights of selfless sacrifice. Plagues, new technologies and extraterrestrial meddling provide the backdrop for heroes and villains to struggle for control of the destiny of humanity.
Stellar Conquest
Stellar Conquest series carries the central cast of the Plague Wars series forward a century into the future, when humanity turns to the stars to find its destiny. Follow the starship Conquest as its captain and crew take the fight to Earth’s enemies, finding allies and making heroic sacrifices in order to secure the future of our solar system against a hostile universe.

Books

Apokalyptischer Schrecken: Eine Anthologie mehrerer Autoren
Price: Free! Words: 170,590. Language: German. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Ein Box-Set mit Werken mehrerer Autoren! Hunderte von Seiten apokalyptischer Erzählungen!
Alien Conquest: Five Stories of Alien Conflict
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 149,750. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
**All five stories collected in this volume have been previously published in various collections, novels and anthologies, including Forge and Steel, Planetary Assault, First Conquest, Desolator: Conquest, and Jerry Pournelle's There Will Be War X.** Earth and her solar system are under continuous attack by an empire of a thousand worlds.
Forge and Steel - Plague Wars Series Book 11
Series: Plague Wars, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,700. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
From Hugo award finalist David VanDyke come three Plague Wars: Alien Invasion/Stellar Conquest novelettes in one volume of 125 pages. Steel's First Temper: Jill "Reaper" Repeth must complete a tough rescue mission. A Hotter Forge: Bull and Reaper are assigned to capture one of the Pure Race. What Price Humanity? Vincent "Vango" Markis awakes to find himself blind and helpless.
Nearest Night - Plague Wars Series Book 5
Series: Plague Wars, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When a friend disappears, Skull must track him down. Spooky's family is sent to a death camp and he proposes a suicidal rescue, but only Reaper can lead it. Bogged down in a war with the rebel state of Alaska, at odds with Canada and meddling in Mexico's politics, the Unionist-controlled USA proceeds down an ugly path toward fascism, tyranny, and genocide.
Plague Wars: Infection Day: The First Trilogy
Price: Free! Words: 191,930. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
From Hugo nominated author David VanDyke. When the Eden Plague is loosed upon the world, the forces of order and chaos, good and evil must battle it out in a struggle for control and supremacy. A PTSD-damaged combat medic, a female Marine with no legs and a sniper with no remorse might be its only hope of survival. Can these flawed heroes drive back those who would enslave humanity?
BloodMoon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Ashlee's mate Will pushes for lupine breeding just as her twin Amber is exploring new magical powers, the impending Blood Moon threatens to turn a difficult situation into a total fiasco. Add in a witches' brew of mysterious out-of-towners, old and new enemies and creatures familiar and strange, and once again her life is turned upside-down.
MoonFall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Fairy tales
When travel writer and werewolf Ashlee Scott is approached with a shocking offer to be the mother of a new race, she must decide where to place her trust: in the hot new werewolf in town, in her first love Will, or even in the shadowy vampire lurking in the background. Pulled in all directions by her family, she must confront her own demons while trying to exorcise others.
MoonRise
Price: Free! Words: 48,740. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When travel writer and werewolf Ashlee Scott returns to her hometown to recuperate from a shooting, she must confront a place full of painful and pleasant memories while dealing with her identical twin sister Amber and the complications of family. Throw in the full moon, old boyfriends, old ghosts and new enemies, and Knightsbridge Canyon will never be the same for her again.
Apocalypse Austin - Plague Wars Series Book 4
Series: Plague Wars, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,110. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When oppression by the Unionist-dominated federal government becomes intolerable, the Republic of Texas secedes from the United States. As the Unionists respond with immediate violence, Daniel Markis and Spooky Nguyen send Reaper and Skull on missions to help the fledgling nation survive in the face of overwhelming odds. Can they win through to establish a haven for Edens on North American soil?
Eden's Exodus - Plague Wars Series Book 3
Series: Plague Wars, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,620. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Eden virus is spreading. Blessing or curse, it's apparent that it can't be contained. For the poor and the sick, the Plague is a godsend, yet it puts those infected in the cross hairs of people who fear their power is slipping away. When these desperate Edens turn to Daniel Markis and the Free Communities for help, he can't refuse. Spooky, Skull, and Reaper are soon struggling to save them.
Conquest and Empire - Stellar Conquest Series Book 5
Series: Stellar Conquest, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,770. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
After barely fending off the insectoid Scourge, Admiral Absen frantically prepares for another attack while dealing with politics and treachery from within, even as Spectre pursues his own hidden agenda. Can EarthFleet save humanity once more, and will a bold counterstrike by an elite force of AI-equipped ships buy time, or merely invite disaster?
Starship Conquest - Stellar Conquest Series Book 1
Series: Stellar Conquest, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
From Hugo Award finalist and bestselling author David VanDyke. When the crew of EarthFleet's most powerful dreadnought Conquest is sent on a mission forty light years from Earth, none of them expect to return. But to find a home and keep humanity safe from hostile aliens, they must fight to seize a new world, initiating EarthFleet's first conquest of another star system.
Skull's Shadows - Plague Wars Series Book 2
Series: Plague Wars, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,220. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
American sniper Alan "Skull" Denham refuses the Eden Plague rather than give up the demons driving him. Instead, he selects his own mission to fight against the ever-growing evil of the fascist Unionist movement. Can Skull win through while keeping his soul, showing mercy only to children, dogs and the genuinely innocent? Meant for mature readers due to language, violence and adult situations.
Conquest of Earth - Stellar Conquest Series Book 4
Series: Stellar Conquest, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,540. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Poised to reconquer humanity's home, Captain Absen and Conquest are confronted with a new enemy that upsets the balance of power and changes everything EarthFleet expected. Their struggle to free Earth becomes instead a desperate battle for sheer survival as they contemplate the unthinkable: total annihilation.
Tactics of Conquest - Stellar Conquest Series Book 3
Series: Stellar Conquest, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Armed with alien technology and a complete refit, Henrich Absen captains Conquest on a voyage to take back what humanity has lost. Along the way he must confront a new form of life as well as his own demons in this shocking episode of the Plague Wars/Stellar Conquest saga.
Desolator: Conquest - Stellar Conquest Series Book 2
Series: Stellar Conquest, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,140. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When an enormous and potent alien ship appears in the colony system of Gliese 370, EarthFleet's Marines must investigate. What they find within will change the course of humanity's future yet again, as they face Desolator. The risks are high and so is the price in blood - and the payoff: new technology far ahead of their own, which may provide the key to fight the alien Meme Empire.
Comes The Destroyer - Plague Wars Series Book 10
Series: Plague Wars, Book 10. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,120. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The gripping conclusion to the Plague Wars series. Over 500 pages filled with your favorite characters and the military science fiction action you have come to love. When the enormous world-killing alien Destroyer arrives in the Solar System, EarthFleet must use every resource and employ every tactic from sneak attacks to suicide ships to fend off its genocidal intentions.
Cyborg Strike - Plague Wars Series Book 9
Series: Plague Wars, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Under the threat of impending alien invasion, when the Professor and the rogue Septagon Shadow cyborg program surface in Russia, the world has a problem. When they seize the government in a coup, the world faces disaster, and Jill Repeth and Spooky Nguyen must do everything in their power to shut them down while fending off rivals bent on assassination and subversion.
Reaper's Run - Plague Wars Series Book 1
Series: Plague Wars, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 58,540. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
When US Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that heals her war injuries is exactly what the government wants to quash - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all.
The Orion Plague - Plague Wars Series Book 8
Series: Plague Wars, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,860. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Guns blazing, Master Sergeant Repeth and her team search the nuclear wasteland for her kidnapped fiancé, while Spooky Nguyen prepares Earth's first Space Marines for duty aboard the experimental battleship Orion. But even commanded by Navy Captain Henrich Absen, Orion is hopelessly outclassed, and only by supreme sacrifice can Earth be saved. For now, that is - because The Destroyer is on its way.
The Reaper Plague - Plague Wars Series Book 7
Series: Plague Wars, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,260. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
With a homicidal alien spacecraft inbound at high speed, Skull and Raphaela fly to meet it in a desperate bid to buy time for the Earth. In the meantime Brigadier Spooky Nguyen presses to build the world's first space battleship while Colonel Muzik and Master Sergeant Repeth fight a life-and-death battle to return civilization to the nuked and plague-ridden nation's capital.
The Demon Plagues - Plague Wars Series Book 6
Series: Plague Wars, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,070. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Ten years after Infection Day, Daniel Markis struggles to unite a shattered world in the face of nuclear attack and extraterrestrial plagues, while others grasp for power and dark technologies. Skull mounts a one-man campaign to thwart the fascist Unionists, while Jill Repeth, Spooky Nguyen and his team gamble their lives to change the course of the Second Cold War.
The Eden Plague - Plague Wars Series Book 0
Series: Plague Wars, Book 0. Price: Free! Words: 71,170. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
BOOK 0 of the PLAGUE WARS SERIES. When special operations veteran DJ Markis finds armed invaders in his home and it all goes sideways, he turns to his brothers in arms to fight back. On the run from the shadowy Company, soon he finds himself in a war for possession of a genetic engineering secret that threatens the stability of the world. But who is behind it all - and are they even human?

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