By Frank Fradella
New Babel Books
When Permafrost's father is murdered, she enlists the aid of The Swan to root out his killers, embroiling them both in a conspiracy that could have global consequences. With a viral pathogen threatening the lives of everyone on earth, Permafrost finds herself in the arms of the one person she cannot bear to lose.
"Frank Fradella gets superheroes -- in the same sense that Hollywood finally got it right with the Spider-Man and X-Men films. Swan Song is a compelling murder mystery, involving two superheroes falling in love. Fradella's characters are not the least bit campy -- they're believable, and that's the key to Swan Song's success."
-- Jim Salicrup, editor-in-chief, PAPERCUTZ
If you're a fan of superheroes, adventure, mystery or just plain good writing, pick up this book. Permafrost and the Swan are real people first and heroes second. The author blends us into this alternate world seamlessly by making three-dimensional people the focus instead of gadgets and schtick. The story is fast-paced, with a no-holds-barred approach that will keep you reading. This is a new kind of fiction, and one I really enjoyed.
-- Elizabeth Donald, author of THE COLD ONES and the Nocturnal Urges vampire series
Note: This amazing second edition is now out of print and very rare!