Laughin' Boy

CoverAmerica at the end of the Twentieth Century was a dangerous place. It was a place conceived in liberty, yet threatened by the forces of oppression and evil. It was a place where fanatics--political and religious, foreign and domestic--sharpened their swords to attack an innocent populace whose love of freedom was matched only by its lack of irony.

It was a sick place in need of sick heroes.

And so they came: PORNO GIRL, whose consumption of filth was merely a disguise to conceal her purity of soul...

THE RACIST RANGER, whose repugnant jibber-jabber masked the fact that his strength was as the strength of ten...

And Danny Clayton, the infamous LAUGHIN' BOY -- born in tragedy, caught in a despicable act -- who would become both the most beloved and most hated man on earth.

In other words: Its Savior.

Or not.

It would depend on whether he lived long enough for the rest of us to find out.

Cover Art by J. K. Potter

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, January 2005

Subterranean Press
PO Box 190106
Burton, MI 48519

Printed in the United States of America

ISBN-13: 978-1-59606-016-6
ISBN-10: 1-59606-016-6

Copyright© 2005 by Bradley Denton

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

Electronic version by Baen Books