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BOOK REVIEW – The Company of the Dead by David J. Kowalski

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Company of the Dead is an award-winning alternate history thriller written by Australian author David J. Kowalski that was recently published by Titan Books in the UK. A medical practitioner by trade, Kowalski had previously been published in medical journals but this bold novel, originally published in 2007, marked his fiction writing debut. Set against the backdrop of the sinking of the Titanic – a tragic event that occurred exactly one hundred years ago to the day of this review being published – Kowalski asks the reader to consider a world where the United States never entered World War One.  A world where there is no United States of America and samurai patrol the streets of New York City with machine pistols hung over their shoulders…

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