“They used to say the Western is dead…and now it really is—in a good way! In Cold as Hell, authors Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle put a clever and fantastical spin on a well-worn and much-loved genre.” —Lou Diamond Phillips, actor, Longmire, Young Guns, Prodigal Son
In the West, there are worse things to fear than bandits and outlaws.
Demons. Monsters. Witches. James Crowley’s sacred duty as a Black Badge is to hunt them down and send them packing, banish them from the mortal realm for good.
He didn’t choose this life. No. He didn’t choose life at all.
Shot dead in a gunfight many years ago, now he’s stuck in purgatory, serving the whims of the White Throne to avoid falling to Hell. Not quite undead, though not alive either, the best he can hope for is to work off his penance and fade away.
This time, the White Throne has sent him to investigate a strange bank robbery in Lonely Hill. An outlaw with the ability to conjure ice has frozen and shattered open the bank vault and is now on a spree, robbing the region for all it’s worth.
In his quest to track down the ice-wielder and suss out which demon is behind granting a mortal such power, Crowley finds himself face-to-face with hellish beasts, shapeshifters, and, worse … temptation. But the truth behind the attacks is worse than he ever imagined …
The Witcher meets The Dresden Files in this weird Western series by the Audible number one bestselling duo behind Dead Acre.
“Gunslingers and demons, shootouts and monsters, cowboys and the supernatural—Cold as Hell is an imaginative, fun, and exciting novel.” —Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Dune: House Atreides
“The authors strike a good balance between action and mood, moving the story along at a breathless pace. As a horror-adventure blend, there is, of course, plenty of the expected blood and gore. For those who enjoy supernatural adventures with lots of heroic action set in a novel environment, Cold as Hell delivers.” —Booklist
“A weird and wild twist on the Old West that mashes gunslingers, divine intervention, and the supernatural into one hell of a story. Highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Kagen the Damned
“Undead cowboy ronin delivering the Lord’s justice in the Old West? Cold as Hell snared me like a lasso and never let go.” —Scott Sigler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Earthcore
Rhett C. Bruno is the USA Today and Washington Post bestselling and Nebula Award–nominated author of the Circuit Saga, the Children of Titan series, the Buried Goddess Saga, Vicarious, and The Roach, among other works. He is currently a full-time author and publisher living in Delaware with his wife and daughter.
Jaime Castle is the Washington Post and #1 Audible bestselling author of The Luna Missile Crisis, the Buried Goddess Saga—which includes the IPPY Award–winning Web of Eyes—and more. Hailing from the great nation of Texas, he lives with his wife and two children and enjoys anything creative. Castle cohosts Keystroke Medium, a popular podcast devoted to reading, writing, and everything in between. His office looks as if Marvel and DC vomited on his walls and he refuses to clean it up.
Roger Clark is a professional actor and voiceover artist who lives in New York City. He has performed in over forty-five countries.