By John Birmingham
For fanatics of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes a heart-pounding new city myth sequence that includes monster slayer Dave Hooper and his magical splitting maul.
When you drop a monster-killer at the Strip, all bets are off.
Holed up in Las Vegas after the tumultuous conflict of recent Orleans, Dave is having fun with the VIP perks afforded a champion monster-slayer. He could be a superhero of swag and the toast of the city, but when a few fire-breathing dragons have their means, odds are each person will quickly be toast. because the hordes from the UnderRealms regroup for his or her subsequent assault, Dave events with celebrities, lunches with A-listers, and will get his ass lawyered up—because his hellacious ex is seeking a bit of that candy, candy action.
It’s all stable, until eventually new monsters roll in, seeking to parley with “The Dave.”
WTF, monsters. Do you're thinking that The Dave can’t spot a catch earlier than he falls into it? And while issues visit hell at warp 10, a swimsuit from a shadow operation swoops in to provide Dave a deal he can’t refuse. Now Dave’s approximately to stand off opposed to an opponent who makes combating bloodthirsty behemoths seem like child’s play—a ravishing Russian secret agent with a couple of superpowers of her personal.
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He raised his eyes, and they were like two pretty wounds, so pain-filled. ” Oh, hell. Out loud I tried again, though the sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach told me that I was going to lose this argument. Lately, around Nathaniel, I always felt like I was doing something wrong, or at least not right. “That isn’t what I meant,” I said. ” This from Micah. “Don’t you start,” I said, and I heard the anger in my voice before I could stop it. The anger had been there already, I just hadn’t been aware of it.
I think he wanted her to seduce an alpha of another pack that he wanted to own. She refused, and instead of taking it out on her, he took it out on me. ” “All lycanthropes heal fast,” I said. “I seem to heal faster than most, not as fast as Chimera did, but close. He thought it had something to do with how easily we could both go from one form to another. ” “Makes sense,” I said. My voice was utterly calm, as if we were talking about the weather. The trick to hearing awful memories is not to be horrified.
He said it like he hadn’t believed it before. ” He smiled. ” His voice was soft. “Just look at my face, my eyes, no one else matters but the person you’re dancing with. ” He shrugged. ” I gave him raised eyebrows. “I used to do an act in formal wear, and I’d pick someone from the audience to dance with. ” Somehow, Fred Astaire was not a name that came to mind when I thought of Guilty Pleasures. I said as much. His smile was less gentle and more his own. ” I gave him a look. “You’re dancing,” he said.
Resistance (David Hooper, Book 2) by John Birmingham