Rob McKenna knew all about pain and suffering. As a member of a top secret black ops mission deep inside Pakistan, his Marine Force Recon Unit had a close up and personal tour of Hell on Earth and the horrors that men are capable of doing to one another. When he returned back stateside to Napa, California, Rob was a shadow of his former self, a broken young man left clinging to the tattered fragments of his marriage, his memory, and the rapid decline of his physical and mental health.
Coming back from the war was supposed to be the end of Rob's misery, the start of his new life, but unfortunately Hell had followed him home and the horror and pain had only just begun. Waiting for him where he least expected.
"Gene O'Neill's imagination transcends genre conventions. His prose is simultaneously lyrical and gritty, poetic and violent. With Rusting Chickens, O'Neill captures the vicious nature of warfare, not merely in physical combat, but in the psychological battles a soldier is cursed to fight for the remainder of his days. This is Gene O'Neill at his finest!" - Michael McBride, author of Predatory Instinct and Blindspot
"From the brutal horrors of modern war, to the twisted battlefields of the healing human mind, Gene O'Neill takes his growing legion of fans on a chilling journey they won't soon forget. RUSTING CHICKENS will leave readers breathless and guessing right to the bitter end... and beyond. Highly recommended!" - Gord Rollo, Author of Valley Of The Scarecrow and Strange Magic.
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About the Author
Gene O'Neill is best known as a multi-award nominated writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction.
O'Neill's professional writing career began after completing the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 1979. Since that time, over 100 of his works have been published. His short story work has appeared in Cemetery Dance Magazine, Twilight Zone Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many more.
O'Neill has had many occupations besides writing including postal worker, contract specialist for AAFES, college basketball player, amateur boxer, United States Marine, right-of-way agent, and vice president of a small manufacturing plant. He also holds two degrees from California State University, Sacramento and University of Minnesota. He currently writes full time and lives in the Napa Valley with his wife, Kay.
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