Monday, March 16, 2015

The Black Berets

I just picked a couple of these up so I thought I'd do a post about them.

Beginning in July 1994, Dell released a series of men's action novels under the pseudonym Mike McCray. This series was collectively titled The Black Berets and was a collaboration between Michael McDowell and another gay author, the late John Preston. The two also worked together on the Michael Sheriff: The Shield series under the pseudonym Preston MacAdam.

l - Deadly Reunion
2 - Cold Vengeance
3 - The Black Palm
4 - Contract:White Lady
5 - Louisiana Firestorm
6 - The Death Machine Contract
7 - The Red Man Contract
8 - D.C. Death March
9 - The Night of the Jaguar
10 - Contract: Terror Summit
11 - The Samurai Contract
12 - The Akbar Contract


  1. Do you know if McDowell & Preston collaborated on book 13 in this series? ("Blue Water Contract") The McDowell papers collection have nothing on this aspect of his work and web info is scarce.

    1. From what I understand, book 13 only lists Preston in the copyright database so I'm assuming McDowell left it at that point. I haven't found any other info in relation to their collaboration, though.