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Old August 25th, 2011   Peter2.0 is offline   #1
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Now that I checked out the Mulholland Books preview of "Alpha" http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/cc/alpha, a couple of questions came up:

1. Is Jad a shortened version of a longer name? If not, what is the origin of our main character's name?

2. I got the impression from the excerpt that Bell was ex-Special Forces, unless I'm mistaken. So will he be working special missions on a plausible deniability basis?

Those questions aside, I'm looking forward to see where the story goes.
 
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Old August 25th, 2011   Danny Perkins is offline   #2
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Now that I checked out the Mulholland Books preview of "Alpha" http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/cc/alpha, a couple of questions came up:

1. Is Jad a shortened version of a longer name? If not, what is the origin of our main character's name?

2. I got the impression from the excerpt that Bell was ex-Special Forces, unless I'm mistaken. So will he be working special missions on a plausible deniability basis?

Those questions aside, I'm looking forward to see where the story goes.
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Greg, I love the cover art!

I didn't see a release date. Is that known yet?

Book rocks btw. You guys are going to love it.
 
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Old August 26th, 2011   Danny Perkins is offline   #3
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I would actually strongly recommend that none of you read this preview unless you have a box of tissues nearby.

Plus it will make you very unhappy that you can't read more.
 
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Old August 28th, 2011   Jared465 is offline   #4
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I would actually strongly recommend that none of you read this preview unless you have a box of tissues nearby.

Plus it will make you very unhappy that you can't read more.
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yeah, i am going to hold off. but man, i also totally dig that cover. its about time he had graphic artist nail one for him. Some have been just terrible. Remember Walking Dead? Ugh. Both HC and SC were just awful...........
 
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Old August 29th, 2011   Danny Perkins is offline   #5
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yeah, i am going to hold off. but man, i also totally dig that cover. its about time he had graphic artist nail one for him. Some have been just terrible. Remember Walking Dead? Ugh. Both HC and SC were just awful...........
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The Last Run had a nice cover.

I've also always been fond of Keeper.

But I see your point.
 
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Old September 8th, 2011   Jared465 is offline   #6
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The Last Run had a nice cover.

I've also always been fond of Keeper.

But I see your point.
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I always did like the trade dress of the original "er" books. and i'm sure its not that the designer wasn't talented. that stuff always reaks of corporate meddling.
 
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Old November 11th, 2011   Ken Liner is offline   #7
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I just listened to Greg's latest "Debrief" (part 1) on the Word Balloon podcast. In it, he mentioned that Alpha should be published in May 2012.
 
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I just listened to Greg's latest "Debrief" (part 1) on the Word Balloon podcast. In it, he mentioned that Alpha should be published in May 2012.
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listening to it right now. yes, he does mention may 22, 2012!!!!!

i've been jonesing for some rucka prose.
 
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Old November 15th, 2011   Ken Liner is offline   #9
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Here is the listing at Amazon
 
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Old December 19th, 2011   manwithnoname is offline   #10
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i've pre-ordered Alpha from Amazon. my sister's in-laws got me a $50 Amazon giftcard couple weeks ago!

salivating for the release date!
 
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The UK cover is GREAT

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpha-Greg-R...5279189&sr=8-1

Side note- I finally got a the last first edition AK book I needed so I'm reading them for the first time. Got through Finder and Keeper so far. LOVE them.
 
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The UK cover is GREAT

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpha-Greg-R...5279189&sr=8-1

Side note- I finally got a the last first edition AK book I needed so I'm reading them for the first time. Got through Finder and Keeper so far. LOVE them.
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I recently rounded out my set as well. Glad to hear you like them. I find Keeper to be the most dated (obviously so) but it still holds up pretty well.

Finder is one of my absolute favorites.

Keep us posted as you go. I'd love to see your take as you read them for the first time. Walking Dead is my favorite Rucka novel to date though Alpha
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Got an email yesterday from Amazon advertising this one - still on track to be released in a few weeks.

Kindle price is $11.99 for those who are interested. I'll definitely be checking it out.
 
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Got an email yesterday from Amazon advertising this one - still on track to be released in a few weeks.

Kindle price is $11.99 for those who are interested. I'll definitely be checking it out.
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I would recommend it to those considering. I thought it was very good. Maybe one of Greg's better books.

I'd also highly recommend it for fan's of Greg's comics who are looking to get into Greg's novels but don't want to deal with existing series. Its a whole new group of characters.

My wife and I couldn't put it down.

Have you read Greg's novels before Matches? I would guess yes.
 
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Yea I've read most of them. Loved the Kodiak and Q&C books but I think I'm ready for a new series. Fistful of Rain is actually my favorite of Greg's novels.
 
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Yea I've read most of them. Loved the Kodiak and Q&C books but I think I'm ready for a new series. Fistful of Rain is actually my favorite of Greg's novels.
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Fistful is one of the few I've only read once so I don't remember it well. It is on my list of things to get back to. Man is time hard to come by.

Alpha is more like the later Kodiak books and Q&C Novels meshed together. So if you liked those I imagine you'll enjoy it as well.

It is a quick read because it moves fast and also, you wont want to put it down.

However, I may be a little biased on this one so my impartiality is certainly in question.
 
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