- Author: Edward Lee
- Artist: Erik Wilson
- Page Count: 148
- Pub. Date: 1999
- ISBN: 1-881475-73-5
- Status: Out of Print
"B" (Cemetery Dance Novella Series #7)
by Edward Lee
About the Book:
Operator "A" is dead.
In 1989, the United States Military recovered a crashed vehicle of extraterrestrial origin.
Ten years later, the vehicle is operational again.
Willard Farrington, the best pilot in the world, has just committed suicide.
Air Force General Jack Wentz will find out soon enough, but for now he has willingly stepped into Farrington's coveted boots. What Wentz will be offered is any test pilot's dream beyond all imagination.
And Wentz's dream comes true. But there's a catch...
Within the secret warrens of the Pentagon and amongst military cells unknown even to the President and the Congress, Wentz has just been designated Operator "B".
With his mind and his body, he will assume an unfathomable sacrifice. He will assume the role of the best pilot on the surface of the earth.
Wentz will give up everything: his wife, his child, and the kind of life most people yearn for. He cuts it all loose... for this final mission and ultimate gesture of duty.
Only when it's too late does General Wentz realize the full price he must pay... to become Operator "B".
Edward Lee's distant creative endeavors include more hardcore horror novels, a political thriller, a military tech thriller, a "true-life" thriller, a pop-literati abstraction for which he just won a modest grant, several horror scripts and God knows what else. His favorite horror novel is Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber; favorite short story, "Loveman's Comeback" by Ramsey Campbell; most influential author, H.P. Lovecraft.
Published in two states:
• Hardcover Limited Edition of 450 signed and numbered copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn ($30)
• Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather and Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker ($125)