The Alcatraz Coup

What is The Alcatraz Coup?

The Alcatraz Coup is a prequel to the Red Dog Conspiracy series set 100 years before the start of The Jacq of Spades.



What if the man you swore to protect ordered you to commit genocide?

Fifteen hundred years after the Catastrophe, Inventor Benjamin Kerr built the domed neo-Edwardian city-state of Bridges in the center of the former U.S. Three hundred years later, Bridges is in trouble. King Taylor Kerr is elderly, the economy is struggling, and corruption is rampant.

Forty years ago, a fence was built outside of the "Pot of Gold" — the city proper — to keep out the growing numbers of homeless. This number has increased to over a hundred thousand, whole generations knowing nothing but life in the tent camps.

Xavier Alcatraz is head of the Palace Guard. When King Taylor is assassinated by his son, who then gives the order to slaughter everyone outside the fence, Xavier must choose between his vows and his conscience, a choice which will affect Bridges for generations to come.

Set 100 years before the Red Dog Conspiracy series, this dark, violent story brings you a collision of science fiction, steampunk, and war fiction with a story described as "Downton Abbey meets Black Hawk Down", set in a city gone mad.

The Alcatraz Coup has no spoilers for the Red Dog Conspiracy steampunk noir series and can be read at any time.


Cover design by Race-Point. Proofreading by The Well-Chosen Word.



The Alcatraz Coup (Red Dog Conspiracy #0)

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Clips from a few reviews:

“… brilliantly written, fast paced and impossible to put down, I was not disappointed in the complete story of how the four ruling families came to power.”

“… an interesting stand alone novel about men forced to act when their new king plans to do the unthinkable. The story moves quickly, but like all of the author’s books, you best pay close attention as there is a lot beneath the surface.”

“I highly recommend it to fans of the series.”

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