It's hard enough working homicide when your diet consists of human blood, but detective Mildred Heavewater tries not to get hungry at work. Her crime scenes are even messier than usual, considering they all involve inter-species crime. Werewolves, wendigos, and gargoyles all keep life interesting. Add on a ghostly Jewish mother and a lovesick sasquatch co-worker, and Mildred thought she had a full set of problems. That was before the most impossible murder in New York history showed up.
Golems are clay people, super-strong and pretty nice. Heck, they're programmed by their creators not to harm humans. That's why the whole city is shocked when a golem is accused of murder. A teenage rabbi turns up with a snapped neck encased in clay, and all signs point to the simpleminded golem school janitor. With the press stampeding in, Mildred has mere days to prove that someone much more dangerous has framed the poor clay schlub from behind the scenes.
Time is ticking as inter-species tensions flare throughout New York. If Mildred can't clear the good name of golems everyone, blood and clay will run in the streets. She's got a strict time limit to deal with and still has to grapple with immortal Babylonian warriors, vampire junkies, the selfie-obsessed Jersey Devil, and the terror of Kosher sushi.
Something just may kill this dead girl yet.
The person responsible for his beloved's death is a Silicon Valley tycoon allied with the forces of darkness. Fusing cutting-edge computer technology with an ancient evil, the enemy here cannot be stopped by bullets alone. If Talon is to be victorious in his mission of vengeance, he will need to master a new method of warfare -- the arcane arts! He must become... the Occult Assassin.
Talon, the main character, goes into quasi-Batman mode when the love of his life is sacrificed to the electronic demons of ancient Egypt. Vengeance will be his, except he’s kinda broke and can’t afford a trip to Cabelas to pick up a vigilante outfit or even a well-equipped utility belt. Luckily Talon is bankrolled by a bored billionaire named Casca. Casca’s pledged the family fortune to fighting evil, not through direct action or even sending strongly worded ‘cease and desist’ letters, but by donating money to a good cause. To prevent the world falling prey to a demonic coup, Casca’s going to hire a former Delta Force operator who just happens to have lost his one true love. Not an army, not even a squad, one guy, because a wise billionaire is frugal with his money. And really, one guy should be enough to take out a company’s worth of brain-washed stab-happy code-monkey cultists. Isn’t that what happened to Pets.com?
From bestselling author James Hankins comes a wrenching story of an unscrupulous man torn between his survival instincts and the plight of a true innocent. Faced with the choice, Stokes discovers his conscience might not be as corroded as he thought.
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