By John Birmingham
For fanatics of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes a thrilling new city fable sequence that includes monster-slayerDave Hooper and his magical splitting maul.
Kids, there are not any monsters below the mattress. They’re within the entrance yard.
As a hardworking monster-slayer, Dave Hooper attempts to not convey his paintings domestic with him. yet these days it’s tough to maintain them separate. electronic mail, mobile phones, empath daemons, they by no means permit a man rest.
The Horde has been elevating hell and leveling towns from long island to la, retaining Dave and his fellow monster-killer, Russian secret agent Karin Varatchevsky, very busy. but if the legions of hell invade the small beach city his boys name domestic, Dave has to make a decision. shop the realm? Or keep his family?
Not as effortless a decision as you’d imagine, seeing that Dave’s ex-wife expects to be stored too. And there’s no convincing her that the supersexy Russian undercover agent isn’t his female friend. She’s simply his sidekick—and an murderer.
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Ascendance (David Hooper, Book 3) by John Birmingham