Resistance: Dave vs. the Monsters (David Hooper Trilogy)

By John Birmingham

For lovers of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes a heart-pounding new city myth sequence that includes monster slayer Dave Hooper and his magical splitting maul.
 
When you drop a monster-killer at the Strip, all bets are off.
 
Holed up in Las Vegas after the tumultuous conflict of recent Orleans, Dave is having fun with the VIP perks afforded a champion monster-slayer. He could be a superhero of swag and the toast of the city, but when a few fire-breathing dragons have their method, odds are every body will quickly be toast. because the hordes from the UnderRealms regroup for his or her subsequent assault, Dave events with celebrities, lunches with A-listers, and will get his ass lawyered up—because his hellacious ex is seeking a section of that candy, candy action.
 
It’s all stable, until eventually new monsters roll in, seeking to parley with “the Dave.”
 
WTF, monsters. Do you're thinking that the Dave can’t spot a catch ahead of he falls into it? And while issues visit hell at warp 10, a go well with from a shadow operation swoops in to provide Dave a deal he can’t refuse. Now Dave’s approximately to stand off opposed to an opponent who makes struggling with bloodthirsty behemoths seem like child’s play—a ravishing Russian secret agent with a couple of superpowers of her personal.

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Is that what it truly is? simply because I’m no longer prepared for dragons. I ready myself for large pig demons and carnivorous monster ghouls. no longer dragons. no longer on a airplane. I can’t do dragons on a airplane, Dave. ” “I imagine it’s dragons,” Dave proven. “Look. ” and shortly just about all of them have been pressed up opposed to the home windows on that aspect of the airplane, both protecting their eyes from the solar and staring out of the window subsequent to their seats or altering their seats to take action. all people other than Emmeline, who remained asleep, and Compton, who had the directions to strap himself in and was once now craning round, having a look very unsatisfied along with his touring partners.

Trinder was once stuck midsnarl, jabbing one pudgy finger at Armando, who had his elbow buried deep within the face of the swimsuit status subsequent to him, trying to restrain him. might be Armando was once a type of fags who’d had on the subject of adequate of being handled like shit, Dave notion. since it seemed like he was once a kind of fags who spent loads of time doing karate or Krav Maga or anything. He’d struck fresh and difficult, breaking the agent’s nostril and splitting his higher lip the place it were beaten opposed to his enamel.

The orcs did that. And they’d have killed simply as many, perhaps extra, if you’d gotten off your asses and long gone after Emmeline and people ladies. ” He had that unpleasantly regularly occurring experience of getting acknowledged precisely the flawed factor until eventually he observed that it had introduced the SEAL up brief, and he was once all of sudden joyful he’d acknowledged it. And so, in fact, he took it too a long way. “Emmeline acknowledged you killed 5 of them your self. ” “Yeah, so what? ” “Well, what the fuck was once every person else doing then? ” And he knew, he knew within the related means he’d identified whenever he driven it simply that little bit too a ways with Annie or his bosses, or a few under the influence of alcohol in a bar, or with Marty Grbac the time he’d ribbed him approximately spending quite a bit of his time at revivalist shows—he knew he’d long past simply that one step too a long way.

You gotta hook me up along with your broker. ” Dave permit pass of the agent he held whilst he flicked the gel sac into Trinder’s chest. the 1st guy slumped to the ground, gagging. the second one didn’t circulate quite a bit as a muscle. “So, do you might have an govt order? ” Heath requested in a drained voice. while Trinder didn’t answer, the smallest trace of a grin performed throughout Heath’s in a different way stern-looking face. “I didn’t imagine so. ” “Not that it can make any difference,” Dave further. “Just so that you be aware of. ” Trinder reduced his gun, a sign to the entire different brokers to do an analogous.

In truth, pondering again on it, she hadn’t hummed loads as a unmarried notice as they’d handed any of the shambling corpses. A hell of a transformation for her. She was once a fucking Valkyrie whilst the Hunn have been round. however the Tümorum? It used to be like even she used to be petrified of the fucking issues. there has been anything else nagging at him, too. yet he couldn’t work out what. 14 “I inspiration all of the roads have been jammed with refugees,” Dave acknowledged, now not understanding what else to claim as they left at the back of the sting of the cost within the overdue afternoon gentle.

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