Server Down (Mad Dog & Englishman) (Paperback)
Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590588932, 250pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2011
Attending the Yaqui tribe's Easter Ceremonies in Tucson should be a dream come true for a Cheyenne wannabe shaman like Mad Dog. Instead, Mad Dog is accused of being a witch. And when a policeman is murdered moments later, he is blamed--making Mad Dog and his wolf-hybrid, Hailey, targets of a city-wide manhunt with shoot-first overtones.
Mad Dog's niece, Heather English, a part-time deputy for her father in Kansas, combs Tucson's mean streets to arrange a peaceful surrender or clear her uncle by finding the real killer. Meanwhile, back in Kansas, someone has blown Mad Dog's house off the face of the Great Plains.
At least Mad Dog can tell the sheriff who killed the cop: he has been playing a massive online computer game, War of Worldcraft. There, a vampire wizard has made a habit of tormenting him. He recognized the monster as the cop killer at the Yaqui ceremonies. Somehow, he says, the creature has reached out of the game to come after him in the real world. The ghost in the machine promises death for Mad Dog and explicit and horrible tortures for Heather--half a country away, and all before dawn....
This is the fifth book in the acclaimed Mad Dog and Englishman series.