I was honored when New York Times Bestselling author Jonathan Maberry invited me to pitch (and then accepted) a story for volume one of a three volume series of X-Files anthologies — officially licensed from X-Files creator Chris Carter. Jonathan is editing the series for IDW Publishing, where he has published his enormously popular Rot & Ruin and VWars books. Volume one is titled X-Files: Trust No One, and will be released April, 2015. It’s currently available for pre-order now from Amazon.
In “King of the Watery Deep,” Agents Mulder and Scully are asked to assist in investigating the disappearance of a US State Department political officer after her boat is found adrift in the Red Sea. The incident is officially attributed to pirate activity, but a found video suggests that something sinister may have risen from the depths. After arriving in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mulder and Scully are forced to navigate the strict cultural landscape of Sharia law, while racing the clock in hopes of finding the officer alive. In the end they face an ancient evil resurrected from the cradle of civilization.
X-Files: Trust No One will also feature stories from Keith DeCandido, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, William W.D. Gagliani and David Benton, Paul Crilley, Heather Graham Pozzessere, Stefan Petrucha, Brian Keene, Aaron Rosenberg, Ray Garton, Gini Koch, Peter Clines, Max Allan Collins, Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon.