Ascendance (David Hooper, Book 3) by John Birmingham

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 less than the mattress. They’re within the entrance yard.
 
As a hardworking monster-slayer, Dave Hooper attempts to not deliver 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 enable a man rest.
 
The Horde has been elevating hell and leveling towns from big apple to la, maintaining 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 retailer his family?
 
Not as effortless a call as you’d imagine, considering that 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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Cedric was still drinking Red Stuff and seemed even more unhappy, and Glenda, now completely healed, glowered at Dahlia. 24 ■ CHARLAINE HARRIS But they joined the throng with the rest. Even Don and his enforcer rose to join the crowd when Taff y did. “That was an excellent strategy to distract the police,” Joaquin said. ” “We found a bundle of bloody clothes hidden in the base of the fountain,” Dahlia said, and a ripple ran through the crowd. “If we hadn’t had to hide the body, if no one had called the police, we might never have found them.

Didn’t seem likely. I thought about putting the record on, listening to it again, but I couldn’t stomach the thought. The fact that I held it in my hand made me uncomfort­ able. It was like holding a bomb about to go off. I had thought of it like a snake once. Alma May had thought of it like a hit-and-run car driven by the devil. And now I had thought of it like a bomb. That was some kind of feeling coming from a grooved-up circle of wax. 45 in the glove box, a razor in my coat pocket, and the record up front on the seat beside me, I tooled out toward Dallas, and the Hotel Champion.

That sound,” I said. “You get used to it,” Tootie said, “but the thing can’t. ” I looked at the wall. There was no alleyway. It was just a wall plastered in paint designs and spots of blood. ” I said. “I fall asleep,” Tootie said. ” For a moment I didn’t know anything to say. I finally got off the floor and sat on the bed. I felt my cheek where the tentacle hit me. It throbbed and I could feel blisters. I also had a knot on my head where I had fallen. “Almost got you,” Tootie said. “I think you can leave and it won’t come after you.

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