Secondhand Souls: A Novel

By Christopher Moore

In San Francisco, the souls of the lifeless are mysteriously disappearing—and you recognize that can’t be good—in New York Times bestselling writer Christopher Moore’s delightfully humorous sequel to A soiled Job.

Something particularly unusual is going on within the urban via the Bay. everyone is demise, yet their souls should not being amassed. Someone—or something—is stealing them and not anyone is aware the place they're going, or why, however it has whatever to do with that giant orange bridge. demise service provider Charlie Asher is simply as flummoxed as everybody else. He’s trapped within the physique of a fourteen-inch-tall “meat puppet” watching for his Buddhist nun female friend, Audrey, to discover him an appropriate new physique to play host.

To unravel this abomination, a motley team of heroes will band jointly: the seven-foot-tall dying service provider Minty clean; retired policeman became bookseller Alphonse Rivera; the Emperor of San Francisco and his canine, Bummer and Lazarus; and Lily, the previous Goth woman. Now if merely they could get little Sophie to forestall babbling concerning the coming conflict for the very soul of humankind . . .

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Sophie seemed again at Charlie. “Who is the boss of me now? ” “Family meeting,” Charlie acknowledged. Sophie ran again to the kitchen. Cassie and Jane ducked down. “Out the following, please,” Charlie stated. all of them got here out of the kitchen, heads down, and shuffled out into the nice room. Charlie sat in a single of the leather-based membership chairs, Cassie and Jane sat with Audrey at the sofa. Sophie crawled into the chair with Charlie and he seemed up, helpless. “Do no longer begin crying, Chuck! ” acknowledged Jane. “Do no longer! ” Audrey appeared down, veiled her eyes along with her hand.

I must be on the 3 Jewels middle. It’s my activity. ” “You can move there for conferences and classes,” he stated. “I idea you’d reside right here with Sophie and me. ” “I need to be there for the Squirrel �People. ” Charlie threw his fingers round her and pulled her shut. “No. I’m �never letting you out of my sight. ” Audrey patted his again for him to allow her free, yet he pulled her �tighter to him. “Are you men going to do it? ” got here Jane’s voice over the speaker. Charlie allow Audrey unfastened and appeared round. there has been a domed safeguard digital camera within the doorway that hadn’t been there whilst he had lived the following.

Wait the following. I’ll be correct again. ” Rivera waited, closed his eyes, and simply felt the nippiness wind biting via his gentle, worsted wool swimsuit. In a couple of minutes Baptiste got here again out of front door, relocating quite a lot extra speedy than he had long past in. “It’s gone,” he stated. “Did you money all of the drawers? ” “I checked and that i requested the shift nurse, who acknowledged that Helen had her fee on it this morning. It was once there then, she stated. ” “Did Helen see whatever? ” Rivera requested. Baptiste simply checked out him. “Sorry.

Hi, I’m the venerable Amitabha Audrey Walker Rinpoche, head of the 3 Jewels Buddhist middle. ” click on, click on, click on went the playing cards at the table. “I am Mr. Fresh’s non secular consultant. Our religion calls for that I be current with the physique continuously to assist usher his spirit via bardo, from existence to loss of life. i have to be with Mr. clean. ” The nurse seemed skeptically over her studying glasses. fortunately, she wasn’t the nurse to whom Rivera had provided Audrey as a comic strip artist, yet she’d been on the table for your time.

Cavuto rolling with the unusual, as he continually had. He had the power to disclaim a supernatural scenario whereas concurrently facing it in a pragmatic method, that's why Rivera had referred to as him within the first position. “You’re going to tape her mouth? ” “Only till i am getting her to St. Francis and will get them to sedate her and log out on a psych carry. I’ll say she did it herself. ” “St. Francis isn’t ten blocks from the following. Throw her within the automobile, hit the lighting, and you’ll be there ahead of she involves. ” “I’m unlikely to hold her to the automobile while she is completely in a position to strolling on her personal, most likely.

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