Vampires are real. They go out during the day.
They can eat garlic. Crucifixes don't scare them.
They aren't Bela Lugosi.

Rocks is a vampire hunter.
Rocks is the best at what he does.
Rocks is a vampire.

The Hunt has more casual violence than any of my war novels, and more sex than I thought I was capable of writing.

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This is a book of beginnings, nearly everything in it qualifies as a first of one sort or another. Here you will find some of my first fumble-fingered attempts at writing from right after I got out of the Marines. From there it takes a time-jump to 1982, and one of the two college papers I wrote that made me aware that I could put words on paper and have them make sense. Then a short time-hop to 1983, when I bought my first computer and began trying to write. It has my first short story, my first fantasy short, first fantasy novella, first published short story, first. . . I could go on, but why bore you? It also has four poems. No, I make no claims to be a poet. Some of the stories are fairly good, some are—well, there's nothing I felt a burning need to destroy rather than risk anybody ever seeing it. Honestly, in going through my files I did find a couple of pieces that met that description. More than anything else, this is a book for readers who want everything an author has written.
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I wrote Dead Man's Chest in 1992, but wasn't able to find a market for it. That was pre-internet, pre-cellphones, pre-just about everything else technological that we take for granted today. I've tried a few times to rewrite it, but as I said, I wrote it pre-everything. But I like it, it's got a lot of good stuff in it. I present it here as, let us say, a historical artifact.  

Dead Man's Chest is set in 1992. Ham Eliot is a down-on-his-luck freelance magazine writer who finds lost or misplaced objects to supplement his writing income. He soon encounters Sindi DiWagne, a duplicitous blonde who leads him on a search for a purloined map she claims shows the way to treasure buried by the notorious pirate Blackbeard. Arrayed against Ham and Sindi are "Mister Big," a businessman who made his fortune by manipulating money, and lost it through some bad dealings. Mr. Big goes into the manufacture and distribution of designer drugs to regain his wealth. He also wants the treasure map. Mr. Big's muscle is provided by a trio of goons, Kallir, Hondo, and Moose. Mr. Big wants Ham out of the way, and his goons eventually make several attempts on Ham's life. By the time the story reaches its conclusion, many of the principals meet untimely ends. Adding to the action is Ham's favorite night spot, the Side Car Club. The Side Car is a curious club that sometimes hosts musical acts, some on their way up, others on their way back down, and some that never made it big but haven't given up. On other nights it has "dancing girls" shimmying on its stages and circulating for tips from the customers.  

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