The Armageddon Rag (Paperback)
Spectra Books, 9780553383072, 340pp.
Publication Date: January 30, 2007
The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties I ve ever read. Stephen King
From #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin comes the ultimate novel of revolution, rock n roll, and apocalyptic murder a stunning work of fiction that portrays not just the end of an era, but the end of the world as we know it.
Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the 60s until something unexpectedly draws him back: the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with a band called the Nazgul. Now, as Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgul and the mad new rhythm may be more than anyone bargained for a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change in time . . . before everyone follows the beat.
The wilder aspects of the 60s . . . roar back to life in this hallucinatory story by a master of chilling suspense. Publishers Weekly
What a story, full of nostalgia and endless excitement. . . . It's taut, tense, and moves like lightning. Tony Hillerman
Daring . . . a knowing, wistful appraisal of . . . a crucial American generation. Chicago Sun-Times
Moving . . . comic . . . eerie . . . really and truly a walk down memory lane. The Washington Post