Wild Cards Volume XIX — Busted Flush
At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world, including a genocidal war in the Niger Delta, an invasion of zombies in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, and a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town.
The art was by illustrator Michael Komarck.
Busted Flush contains the following stories:
|"Double Helix"||Melinda M. Snodgrass||Follows Noel and his adventures as Lilith and Bahir.|
|"Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda"||Caroline Spector||Follows the Amazing Bubbles on her search for Niobe and a very dangerous ace.|
|"Just Cause"||Carrie Vaughn||Follows Curveball as she deals with a love triangle and saving the world.|
|"Political Science"||Ian Tregillis and Walton Simons||Follows Genetrix and Drake.|
|"The Tears of Nepthys"||Kevin Andrew Murphy||Follows Cameo as she channels Simoon.|
|"Volunteers of America"||Victor Milán||Sun Hei-lian and the Committee both take an interest in the People's Paradise of Africa.|
|"Dirge in a Major Key"||S. L. Farrell||Drummer Boy gets more than he bargained for in the Middle East.|
|"Mortality’s Strong Hand"||John Jos. Miller||Carnifex investigates the mysterious destruction of Pyote.|
|"Won’t Get Fooled Again"||Victor Milán||The Committee gets involved in the African conflict while the Radical supports the People's Paradise of Africa.|
|"A Hard Rain Is A’Going to Fall"||Victor Milán||All is not paradise in the People's Paradise of Africa.|
The stories "Double Helix”, “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda”, “Just Cause”, “Political Science”, “The Tears of Nepthys” and “Dirge in a Major Key" are told in recurring chapters (sometimes with subtitles, a progression, or the story title incrementing) which alternate with the other stories throughout the book.