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For fans of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes an action-packed new urban fantasy series featuring a tough, bleakly funny, down-on-his luck oil rig worker with an unlikely destiny as a monster-slayer and savior of the planet.

"Monsters," said Vince Martinelli. "There are monsters on the rig, Dave."

Dave Hooper has a hangover from hell, a horrible ex-wife, and the fangs of the IRS deep in his side. The last thing he needs is an explosion at work. A real explosion. On his off-shore oil rig.

But this is no accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren't to blame. He knows because he killed one of the things responsible.

When he wakes up in a hospital bed guarded by Navy SEALs, he realizes this is more than just a bad acid trip. Yeah, Dave's had a few. This trip is way weirder.

Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has transformed the overweight, balding safety manager into something else entirely. A foul-mouthed, beer-loving monster slayer, and humanity's least worthy Champion.
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, 2015.
Edition: Del Rey mass market edition.
ISBN: 9780345539878
Characteristics: 405 pages


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Dec 06, 2016

I stumbled across this online and being a fan of Birmingham, I had to check it out.

This is a satire of the superhero genre and should be considered as such when you read it.

The premise is basically, what happens when the least likely person to become a hero, becomes one?

Dave Hooper is a foul-mouthed, beer-swilling, coke-snorting rig worker on the run from the IRS, his wife's divorce lawyer and the odd husband.

After landing on his rig in the Gulf of Mexico, he accidently kills a demon and inherits all sorts of power. Does he use them for good or just his own betterment?

Jun 06, 2016

Absolute rubbish, what a time waste writing this unbelievable garbage. An insult to any intelligence. Never again will I read anything from this "author".

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Dec 06, 2016

bootlegga thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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