Doc Voodoo: Aces & Eights
by Dale Lucas
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Jam-packed with mobsters, mystery, magic and mayhem, Dale Lucas offers a new twist on the action-hero and a love letter to classic pulp fiction like no other.
Harlem, 1926: The First World War is still The Great War. Jazz is new and always in the air. Booze is black market and the market is worth killing over.
As the West Indies and the Harlem Knights wage a bloody turf war in Harlem, the Irish, Italian and Jewish mobs circle like sharks and a helpless community bleeds. But one of Harlem’s darkest denizens has been called by the old gods in answer to the people’s prayers for help. He stalks Harlem’s night as a skull-faced, gun-toting, voodoo-powered avenger that the people call the Cemetery Man… the Witch Doctor… the Dread Baron…
But you can just call him Doc Voodoo.
In Doc Voodoo: Aces & Eights, Madam Marie, The Queen Bee, controls the speakeasies, brothels and numbers rackets in north Harlem; Papa House controls the south. As the Queen Bee puts the final touches on her new night club, Papa House makes his move to take over all of Harlem, declaring war. But Doc Voodoo is conjuring the Loas and getting horsed to maintain peace, prosperity, and autonomy for the residents of Harlem. Navigating a minefield of gang rivalries, political corruption, and black magic, the Dread Baron lays down a new law in Harlem, dispensing two-fisted justice with a heaping helping of hot lead!
Aces & Eights is the first book of the Doc Voodoo series. Crossfire is the second.
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“The difference between old pulp and its new incarnation is that back in the day, most pulp characters spoke and behaved the way the stereotypes of the time dictated they were supposed to speak and behave. In Doc Voodoo, the characters have their own identities and motivations – some good, some bad, all human…
“Doc Voodoo is a crackling and compelling read, and Dale Lucas’s knowledge of 1920s New York City, as well as Haitian Voodoo, not only impresses, it also moves the story along rather than getting in the way.”
— Charles R. Saunders, author of the Imaro and Dossouye novels
“Rather than stretch out an idea until it snaps, author Dale Lucas presents a tight, action packed tale…”
— Nathan Brazil on the Sci-Fi Site
“This is a true page-turner that will have you cheering with each new gun battle, from this new pulp hero’s first appearance to his last.”
— Ron Fortier of Pulp Fiction Reviews