|Author||James D. Long|
|Cover artwork||Boris Vallejo|
|Interior artwork||Rick Harris|
|First published||1 May 1994|
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
|Timeline||3056 – 3057|
The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 21 February 2010 as a PDF file (text only, without cover, pictures or any other interior artwork except for the usual BattleCorps frame graphics). The PDF copy includes a disclaimer stating that it was created from a pre-final edition text that might differ from the printed version and that canon-wise, the print edition trumps the PDF edition.
(Unlike other BattleCorps publications, the PDF versions of print novels are not available for purchase.)
Within the PDF edition, the title is given as "DRT" (without the periods).
From the back cover
|“|| DEAD RIGHT THERE
Jeremiah Rose and the Black Thorns, flush with their success against the Jade Falcons on Borghese, head to Harlech to draw a new assignment. Their only requirement: Their new job must let them face off against the Clans.
They find more than they bargained for. Their assignment: Garrison duty on Wolcott—a Kurita planet deep in the heart of the Clan Smoke Jaguar occupation zone. Wolcott is besieged, but protected from further Clan aggression by the Clan code of honor.
Wolcott makes a useful staging area for Kurita raids on Smoke Jaguar-occupied territory.
The pay is good. The advance is unbelievable.
But they have to live long enough to spend it.