Slow Bullet II: The Last Bullet by John L. Lansdale


by John L. Lansdale

Announcing the thrilling conclusion to SLOW BULLET!

I woke up having trouble breathing.
I couldn’t see. The room was spinning.
I kept going in and out of consciousness.

Through the swirling blackness it came to me.
Junior, you son of a bitch.

There was nothing I could do.
There was no defense for it.
My life was over.

Two days passed before I woke up.
The first thing I saw was Billie smiling at me.
Welcome back, she said.

With a second chance at life, detective Clark McKay takes aim at those who tried to put him six feet under.
Will he be able to protect those he cares about or will his past come back looking for vengeance?
One thing McKay knows for sure is he will need every last bullet for what could be his last adventure.


Available for sale online September 10, 2022 at your favorite bookseller.


John L. Lansdale was born and raised in east Texas. He is married to the love of his life Mary. They have four children. He is a retired Army reserve psychological operations officer and a combat veteran that served three tours in Vietnam with numerous medals and awards. He is a graduate of a Texas police academy and a state certified peace officer. He is an inventor, country music songwriter, performer and television programmer. He produced the television special “Ladies of Country Music” and several other programs. He goes back to the Sun Record days and was introduced to Elvis Presley by Mary on their first date when Elvis was a seventeen-year-old student at Humes High School in Memphis and a ticket-taker at Loew’s State Theater.
John has produced a variety of albums and music videos for country artists in Nashville along with songs for movies, with one as recently as 2018 titled “Tremble” for an upcoming film. He has hosted his own radio shows and won awards for radio and television commercials. He was a writer and editor for a business newspaper. He has worked as a comic book writer for Tales from the Crypt, IDW, Grave Tales, Cemetery Dance and many more. He co-authored Shadows West and Hell’s Bounty with his brother Joe. He is the author of Slow Bullet, the four-part Mecana detective series, Long Walk Home, Zombie Gold and several others.
John’s novel Slow Bullet was reviewed by Publishers Weekly as a must read page-turner with constant action and compared his work to that of popular 1950s author Mickey Spillane. The novel Long Walk Home was a finalist in the fiction category for the National Indie Excellence Awards. The novel Zombie Gold received great reviews including a Booklist review that praised it as a superb story with characters that came alive. Kissing the Devil received praise as a pulp novella. All titles are still in print with new ones on the way.
John was recently inducted into the Gladewater Museum. His motto is: Never Give Up.