by Stuart Hopen
Foulness spreads across the Florida Everglades. Its gangrenous veins stretch from the salt marshes to the Indian burial grounds, to the Live Oaks, now blackened and dying. Some strange manner of contagion — the like of which has never before been seen in the world — leaves a Stygian residue, as if the very light of creation were being leached from the land. Is this the result of using strong chemical toxins to drive back the bestial flies brought to America by the Central Powers? Is it some new accursed pestilence provided by the Mysteriarchs of the Abyss? Or could it be that the very rune the Twilight Patrol thought would be America’s salvation will bring damnation for all?
Also features the short story "The Visions: What is Telling and What is Tolled" by Stuart Hopen.
To the world at large, The Twilight Patrol is a high-flying band of scrappy patriots, ever alert for trouble and always willing to lend a hand. To the sinister foes lurking behind the Axis horizon, they are a force to be reckoned with in the onslaught against freedom. To their fans, The Twilight Patrol is the bravest assortment of adventurers ever brought together to confront the dark forces threatening our mortal realm.
Read more about The Twilight Patrol in "Stuart Hopen: Flying High with the Twilight Patrol," an installment of the Bold Venture Bulletins blog.