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Those Poor, Poor Bastards

(The first book in the Dead West series)
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THE YEAR IS 1868. Somewhere in the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada near Donner Pass, during the expansion of the Central Pacific Railroad, NINA WEAVER and her pa, LINCOLN, trundle into Coburn Station with a wagonful of goods they're looking to barter. Of all the rotten luck, their world, and the future of the American West, is forever changed when a strange and sudden swarm of zombies--called deaduns--invades town on the hunt for some human-sized vittles. says: "The writing is very visceral, RAW IN A STYLE SIMILAR TO CHUCK WENDIG...There is action aplenty, there is furious gunplay, there are characters knee-deep in the blood and guts of their eviscerated friends. This is a high octane story, but what makes it stand out among the rest is the drama between the human characters..."


  • Protagonist and Shoshone half-breed, NINA WEAVER

  • Her hard-bitten, mountain man of a father, LINCOLN WEAVER

  • The handsome and secretive JAMES MANNING, whose quick draw is greased lightning

  • MASON DAGGETT and his brother MEAN GEORGE, a shifty pair of ex-Confederates

  • RED THUNDER, a stoic Nez Perce Indian who believes in the Land and its People

  • CPRR railroad boss J.H. STROBRIDGE and his man LESTER 'WOODIE' WOODRUFF with his explosive Swedish oil concoctions

  • FATHER THOMAS MATHIAS, a Jesuit missionary who can work 'turn' the undead, but has everyone wondering which side he's on

  • And a few more UNFORTUNATES to round out the crew (deadun bait?)

  • FROM RAGNAROK PUBLICATIONS and the twisted minds of Tim Marquitz, J.M. Martin, and Kenny Soward, Those Poor, Poor Bastards is the first volume in the all-new Old Western Action-Horror series, "DEAD WEST." It takes elements of HBO's Deadwood and AMC's The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels, puts it all in a big cask of TNT, then watches it all go BOOM! Not to be missed!! Rated MA-LV (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17 with advisories for coarse language and violence).

    Genre: Horror

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    Paperback Editions

    March 2014 : USA Paperback

    Title: Those Poor, Poor Bastards (Dead West) (Volume 1)
    Author(s): Tim Marquitz, J M Martin, Kenny Soward
    ISBN: 0-9913605-2-4 / 978-0-9913605-2-9 (USA edition)
    Publisher: Ragnarok Publications
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    July 2013 : USA Paperback

    Title: Those Poor, Poor Bastards (Dead West #1)
    Author(s): Tim Marquitz, J M Martin, Kenny Soward
    ISBN: 1-4910-0260-3 / 978-1-4910-0260-5 (USA edition)
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    Kindle Editions

    February 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

    Title: Those Poor, Poor Bastards (Dead West Book 1)
    Author(s): Tim Marquitz, J M Martin, Kenny Soward
    Publisher: Ragnarok Publications
    Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU