Zero Minutes to Midnight

The companion website to the Kindle ebook, Zero Minutes to Midnight, this page contains Max's high-resolution photos as well as the five historic photos taken by Yoshito Matsushige the day the bomb fell on Hiroshima.

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Of Grave Concern

It’s the spring of 1877 and Ophelia Wylde is a woman on the run. Driven from Chicago for having almost conned a noted industrialist out of a few thousand dollars through a series of spectacular but fake séances, she takes the first train west and finds herself in Dodge City. The rough-hewn cattle town has never seen anyone like Ophelia, a diminutive red-haired spiritualist with a Southern twang who travels with a pet raven and claims to talk to the dead. But when Ophelia’s confronted with the real ghost of a murdered girl , she discovers her talents are greater than she ever pretended -- and teams up with Dodge City’s most notorious bounty hunter to track down the killer.

Of Grave Concern is the first Ophelia Wylde paranomral mystery. Coming in 2013 from Kensington Books.


Max is the author of four original Indiana Jones novels, licensed by Lucasfilm and published by Bantam. They have sold in the hundreds of thousands and have been praised by fans for matching the style and tone of the movies, while adding original touches and flourishes that Max's readers have come to love.The novels have become part of the Indiana Jones canon and begin with Indiana Jones. All are prequels to Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Damnation Road

Winner of the Spur Award for Best Novel from the Western Writers of America

It's the last chance for Jacob Gamble, Rough Rider, outlaw, and man of few principles. Nearing 50 and flat broke, Jacob bends his own rule about robbing trains. But by the time he reaches the payroll safe on a Rock Island train, he finds another thief there first with a bullet in his head. Jacob is caught holding the bag--and turned into a hero. A broke hero.

Shackled by unwanted fame, running from a life gone wrong, and raising the suspicions of a Pinkerton detective, Jacob listens to a woman: beautiful and tattooed by the Indians who seized her as a child. Anise Weathers knows of a treasure hidden in a cave along the Jornada del Muerto--a merciless hundred mile stretch of hell on earth guarded by Apache warriors. Now, Jacob will follow Anise into the most savage and deadly territory in the southwest—where few ever leave Damnation Road alive.

Other titles in Hellfire trilology include Hellfire Canyon and Canyon Diablo.