Emergence (David Hooper, Book 1) by John Birmingham
By John Birmingham
For lovers of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes an action-packed new city myth sequence that includes a difficult, bleakly humorous, down-on-his success oil rig employee with an not going future as a monster-slayer and savior of the planet.
“Monsters,” stated Vince Martinelli. “There are monsters at the rig, Dave.”
Dave Hooper has a hangover from hell, a terrible ex-wife, and the fangs of the IRS deep in his part. the very last thing he wishes is an explosion at paintings. a true explosion. On his off-shore oil rig.
But this can be no coincidence, and regardless of the scoop stories, Dave is familiar with that terrorists aren’t responsible. He understands simply because he killed one of many things responsible.
When he wakes up in a health center mattress guarded via military SEALs, he realizes this can be greater than only a undesirable acid journey. Yeah, Dave’s had a number of. This journey is far weirder.
Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has reworked the obese, balding defense supervisor into anything else completely. An honest-to-A$%& monster-slayer.
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