In April of 2020 as businesses were shutting down across the country due to COVID-19, I wanted to do something to drive traffic to local independent bookstores at a time when most people were sequestered in their homes. My small gesture of support came in the form of limited edition Savage Son bookplates available only through independent bookstores. I published the list of participating bookstores with contact information on my website and they sold out immediately. In April of 2021, in an effort to continue supporting the local independent bookstores I love so much, I replicated that campaign for the publication of The Devil’s Hand. Those also sold out immediately. For the publication of In The Blood, a sniper centric novel of violent resolutions, it was time to move things to the next level and send a bullet through title pages that are bound into the book, those bullets making each novel a one of a kind edition. Once again, they sold out immediately. This year, I am continuing the tradition for the publication of Only the Dead. This time I am using a clone of an Iraqi Tabuk AK built by the legendary Jim Fuller of Fuller Phoenix. It is a clone of the Kalashnikov that James Reece uses at the end of The Devil’s Hand, a rifle I researched through the Vickers Guide AK Kalashnikov Volume 1. I shot them at the Park City Gun Club in Park City, Utah. If you are looking for a unique addition to your library, find limited “shot through” editions of Only the Dead, a novel of truth and consequences, at independent bookstores via the links below.