Emergence (David Hooper, Book 1) by John Birmingham

By John Birmingham

For fanatics of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes an action-packed new city fable sequence that includes a tricky, bleakly humorous, down-on-his success oil rig employee with an not going future as a monster-slayer and savior of the planet.

“Monsters,” acknowledged 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 facet. the very last thing he wishes is an explosion at paintings. a true explosion. On his off-shore oil rig.
 
But this is often no coincidence, and regardless of the scoop experiences, Dave is familiar with that terrorists aren’t guilty. He is familiar with simply because he killed one of many things responsible.
 
When he wakes up in a sanatorium mattress guarded by way of army SEALs, he realizes this is often greater than only a undesirable acid journey. Yeah, Dave’s had a couple of. This journey is much weirder.
 
Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has remodeled the obese, balding protection supervisor into anything else totally. An honest-to-A$%& monster-slayer.

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I’ve done some stuff I regret, but you aren’t one of them. Cross your fingers for me. Love, J 44 | B E K K A B L A C K page 1 of 1 From: To: Subject: Sent: Postmaster Jonathan Harker Undelivered mail June 15 8:06 PM This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE. Delivery to the following recipients has been delayed. Mina Murray --Forwarded Message Attachment-From: Jonathan Harker To: Mina Murray Subject: I love you i D R A K U L A | 45 page 1 of 1 From: To: Subject: Sent: Mina Murray Frank Renfield Jonathan’s contact info?

I’m sure he’ll get through it all ok. Mina Murray 46 | B E K K A B L A C K page 1 of 1 From: To: Subject: Sent: Frank Renfield Mina Murray Re: Jonathan’s contact info? June 16 9:15 AM Mina, An agent for the Count contacted me and said that Jonathan would be there for a few more days wrapping things up. There are complications with a few of the items to be shipped. The agent mentioned that Jonathan was having problems with his electronic toys, by which I assume he meant the phone and laptop. He lives in a very rural part of Romania, so, unlike New York, they do not have cell phone towers and Internet service providers on every corner.

Lucy was no help at all. She smashed herself flat against the wall and wouldn’t come near us, like crazy is contagious. I’d be mad at her, but she was so upset I didn’t have the heart. It took two shots of whatever it was. After I got out, I had to go throw up. Renfield has chewed his fingernails to nubs. He makes my skin crawl, but I also feel really sorry for him. ) You should visit him when you get home. If he’s properly restrained. It can’t help Renfield any to see Lucy so happy. Maybe this guy is THE ONE that she’s always looking for.

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