Works

Take a trip into a new world without leaving your couch! These must-read books by David E. Johnston continue to thrill new readers. Johnston’s plot twists and turns will leave you on the edge of your seat and cause you to think of old ideas in new ways. The works by David E. Johnston shown below are in descending order of publication. For more information, or to purchase a copy, click the link under each title to view the Amazon webpage for that title.

The Pilot Light

Publication Date : February 15, 2020

Summary : A man runs from a tragedy in his past, ending up in a small Russian village in the Arctic Circle. He must earn the trust of those around him, and manage the complicated relationships they have with one another, while collectively they must deal with a creature that is stalking and slaying them. Old grudges must be overcome, and new alliances forged in order to come together and slay a monster that is becoming more brazen in its bloodlust, before there is no one left to stop it.

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The Shift

Publication Date : April 2, 2019

Summary : Reese is a Scissorman. He works for the Temporal Fates, arresting those who break temporal law and endanger humanity. His primary tool is his ability to anticipate and use the Shift; the physical manifestation of the side effects of time travel. He can see things that normal people can’t, and uses the self-corrective action of time to aid him in his life.

But even one who can see and use the Shift isn’t safe from its forces. Soon enough, Reese finds himself faced with three dire warnings from his personal future, and pursued by a gang intent on cutting his own temporal thread. The key to the mystery, and his survival, is a job to find a scientist’s missing daughter, somewhere in all of time and space. A daughter who does not want to be found…

A sci-fi time-travelling private eye thriller, with a completely different twist on the real effects of time travel on humanity, and the universe. Are you ready to see the Shift for yourself?

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The Colors of the Spirit

Publication Date : April 14, 2018

Summary : After a spacewreck on an inhospitable planetoid, a handful of survivors face off against each other and the elements, while waiting for rescue in a dangerous sector of space. All the while, they are stalked by the indigenous lifeforms, who seek only to feed, and survive…

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Coronary

Publication Date : August 21, 2017

Summary : Focused only on doing his sentence, Anthony Carmine finds himself in an impossible situation when everyone around him starts dying of massive heart attacks. Isolated and studied by the government, Anthony fights to retain his sanity, and mitigate his future, until things take a decidedly darker twist in the name of ‘National Security’. Anthony is forced to make an impossible decision between two horrific choices.

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The Master’s War: Special Edition

Publication Date : June 22, 2017

Summary: Summary : Originally released under the title Bourban in York, this is the definitive version of the epic work. It details the struggle between the Lupines of Central Park and the vampires of New York City amidst the backdrop of a secretive war between super-powered elder vampires known only as: The Masters.

This special edition also includes never-before-seen chapters from the companion piece, ‘The Alaskan Missions’, and extensive author commentary on each of the characters, and where their paths ultimately took them after the end of the War.

If you’ve read this book before, you cannot deny yourself the chance to experience it again, under the sheen of a new perspective, and see how everything ultimately turned out. If you’ve never read this book before, then what are you waiting for? The time is now.

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Run Deep

Publication Date : December 26, 2016

Summary : Something has happened in the world of man. An apocalypse of epic proportions now spills over into the oceans, and tilts the balance of nature dangerously in favor of the undead. A Great White, one of the greatest killing machines ever produced by nature, becomes infected by the plague. With nothing capable of matching its power, speed, or relentlessness in the deep, nothing is safe. With nowhere to hide, a small Pod of Dolphins finds themselves constantly hunted by the unstoppable predator. Can they find a way to adjust to the new world order of the ocean, and outlast its murderous assaults?

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The Carnal Fee

Publication Date : August 21, 2016

Summary : Janice Bell’s life was on the rise. She was young, talented, and hard-working. Her spectacular career at a prestigious company looked like it was on pace for superstardom, until she was confronted with the ‘Old Boys Club’. While looking for an edge to shatter the glass ceiling, a friend directs her to a shady storefront where a mysterious man awaits. He claims to make dreams reality, yet asks an intimate price for these favors. Janice must balance her own wishes to succeed against the demeaning acts the man demands in trade. How far is she willing to go to get what she wants, and how far will this dark figure push her, before she finally breaks?

(Note: This story contains adult situations and graphic scenes of body horror and abuse. It is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.)

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The Fertility Crisis, Part 1: The Curse of Lilith

Publication Date : February 26, 2016

Summary : A bleak future world, where most women are barren, and social status (and survival) literally hinges upon the number and quality of eggs each family can produce. Mary, a girl on the cusp of discovering her fate in the lottery of fertility, tries to manage her complicated family situation, and contain her growing frustration with the overbearing society that controls everything in everyone’s lives. As each new stage of discovery passes in her life, we see more of the webs and complications that choke personal freedoms, and hold everyone in check. She suddenly discovers that she is in a unique position to have an effect on this world, just as she finds her life is in danger from the two most powerful factions in the city. Protected by an unfamiliar bodyguard, instructed by an elder who has gone through the process of womanhood before, Mary must try to find a balance between her goals, and avoiding destruction (or outright death) at the hands of her enemies.

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The Cooks

Publication Date : December 14, 2015

Summary : An enlisted man on an alien planet discovers a method of living life and viewing the world that is so utterly simplistic and makes so much sense, it resonates across the universe. Seaman Noble aids the residents of Saffron, a beautiful world of wildly different colors and amazing cuisine, while working to mine expensive fuel from massive reservoirs beneath the planet’s surface. Noble finds himself intertwined with the peaceful residents of Saffron, and cannot stand idly by while they are victimized and mistreated. Can one man and a mind-shatteringly simple view of life stand in the face of a galaxy-spanning Alliance, and win?

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To Get His Goat

Publication Date : January 15, 2015

Summary : THIS IS A SHORT STORY: All alone at the end of existence, Adam Omega plods through his meaningless life, tended to by an utterly obedient and faithful robot servant, Serv. Life is the same routine, ritual practice every morning, noon and night, until suddenly, the last human in the universe discovers that he is not necessarily ‘alone’. He finds that he’s invited to lunch, of all things, but not just any ordinary affair. It’s lunch, with the Devil. Herself. And SHE has an offer that he just won’t be able to refuse.

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Enigma

Publication Date : November 20, 2014

Summary: A group of strangers awake in a massive, mysterious place, with no recollection of how they got there, or who they are. To make matters worse, an unstoppable flesh-craving monster hunts them from the shadows of every corridor. As they explore the confines of their ‘cage’, memories of their past start to resurface, giving them insight as to their collective purpose for being there, and their own interpersonal relationships. Together, they attempt to unravel the mysteries of their surroundings and avoid the creature, before paranoia and hysteria divide them, and tear them apart.

Over 400 pages of suspense and mystery detail the journey of discovery the group makes as they ascend their way towards the top of their metallic ‘prison’, seeking escape. A thriller with a definite hard sci-fi edge!

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