By John Birmingham
For enthusiasts of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes a thrilling new city myth 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 challenging to maintain them separate. e-mail, mobile phones, empath daemons, they by no means enable a man rest.
The Horde has been elevating hell and leveling towns from big apple to la, conserving Dave and his fellow monster-killer, Russian undercover 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 choice. retailer the realm? Or shop his family?
Not as effortless a decision as you’d imagine, considering Dave’s ex-wife expects to be kept 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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A lot of petty, mean spells could be focused around a little talisman like that. If you wore it next to your skin, as such things are supposed to be worn, the prickly legs of the thing would be a constant poking and agitation at your chest, a continual reminder that it was there. The dried stinger at the tail’s tip might actually pierce the skin of anyone who tried to give the wearer a hug. Its crablike pincers would catch in a man’s chest hair, or scratch at the curves of a woman’s breasts. Nasty, unpleasant thing.
I could get into this bit with nervous clients wanting to preserve the anonymity of their checking accounts from my supposed sorcerous might. Cash always spends. “That will be ﬁne, yes,” I told her. I tried not to fondle the envelope. At least I wasn’t crass enough to dump the money on my desk and count it out. She drew out another envelope. “He took most of his things with him,” she said. “At least, I couldn’t ﬁnd them where he usually keeps them. ” There was something in the envelope, making it bulge, an amulet, ring, or charm of some kind, I was betting.
If I started putting together a recipe for a murder spell, and they found out about it, that might be all the excuse they needed. “Murph,” I told her. “I can’t try ﬁguring this spell out. I can’t go putting together the things I’d need to do it. ” 24 JIM BUTCHER She glared at me, without looking at my eyes. I hadn’t ever met anyone else who could pull that one off. “Oh, I understand. I understand that I’ve got a killer loose that I can’t catch in the act. I understand that you know something that can help, or you can at least ﬁnd out something.
Ascendance (David Hooper, Book 3) by John Birmingham