Dark Angel - Before
the Dawn, #1
/ by "Max Allan Collins"
Los Angeles, 2019. Large sections of Tinseltown are in Richter-scale
ruins in the aftermath of the Pulse and a devastating earthquake.
Surviving among a ragtag pack of street kids, agile as a cat, and an
expert thief, Max steals from the rich and gives to Moody, her mentor
in crime and leader of the gang. But with no real family to speak of,
Max longs for her missing "brothers and sisters" from Manticore, the
covert agency with a sinister history of militaristic manipulation and
By chance, Max sees a news story on TV about a dissident
cyberjournalist in Seattle, known to everyone as "Eyes Only." The
police are searching for his accomplice, a young rebel whose image
flashes on the screen. Max immediately recognizes Seth, one of her
Manticore siblings. She mounts her motorcycle and hightails it north.
What she rides into is an elaborate web of betrayal, greed, revenge,
and selfless heroism that will only further fuel her quest to uncover
the secrets of her past—and seize hope for the future
Dark Angel - Skin game, #2
/ by "Max Allan Collins"
Someone is killing normal humans in the fog-enshrouded city of
Seattle. The murders are brutal and grisly, but inside Terminal City
they barely cause a ripple of concern. The transgenics who live there
have problems of their own. In an area under siege by the oppressive
arm of the police, the transgenics must protect their fledgling colony
against the outside world—a world that eyes them with contempt and
suspicion . . . and will do anything to be rid of them.
As the killings escalate, Joshua comes to Max with a dire
suspicion: the killer may be one of their own. Tensions are high
between normal humans and transgenics, and many inside the protected
City would just as soon let the humans fend for themselves. Yet Max and
her inner circle know they must investigate the crimes and stop the
bloodshed. Doing nothing would simply give the normals more reasons to
But what they discover will shock even the most jaded among
them—and expose a sinister agenda that leads to an old, nefarious foe.
Dark Angel - After
the Dark, #3 /
by "Max Allan Collins"
In a chaotic world where the lines between good and evil often blur,
and violent anarchy and brutal repression become commonplace, secrets
can be deadly. So when Max discovers a shattering truth that Logan has
kept concealed from her for years, the betrayal threatens the very
essence of their trust.
Yet when Logan is kidnapped, all questions of truth and loyalty
are cast aside. Max’s search will lead her to a familiar, menacing
enemy—and back into the shadow of the Snake Cult, which waits for her
with chilling anticipation.
But the search will also lead her into wholly unexpected
territory. Locked in the fight of her life, Max will discover a captive
of the cult who can provide her with the one thing that has haunted her
ever since she escaped from Manticore.