By Richard Kadrey
“An addictively pleasurable, deeply fun, dirty-ass masterpiece.”
“A sharp-edged city delusion, soaking wet in blood and cynicism, tipping its hat to Sam Peckinpah, Raymond Chandler, and the anti-heroes of Hong Kong cinema….A bravura performance.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“I couldn’t positioned it down.”
Sandman Slim has arrived—a wild and bizarre, edge-of-your-seat supernatural roller-coaster rider that propels writer Richard Kadrey to the leading edge of the myth, mystery, and a number of alternative literary genres. This spellbinding, completely extraordinary story of a vengeful magician/hitman’s go back from hell is a component H.P. Lovecraft, half Christopher Moore, half Jim Butcher, and absolutely, unabashedly darkish, twisted, and hilarious.
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The evil evening issues that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new attractiveness for the darkish arts is popping human and undead heads alike with the motive to own, mattress, and kill her -- no longer unavoidably in that order. Now a mortal lover who deserted Rachel has again, haunted by way of his mystery previous.
Regardless of relationship one vampire and residing with one other, Rachel Morgan has constantly controlled to stick simply sooner than difficulty . . . in the past. A fiendish serial killer stalks the Hollows, and nobody residing in or round Cincinnati—human, inhuman, or undead—is secure. An historical artifact could be the key to preventing the murderer—a mysterious relic that's now within the fingers of Rachel Morgan, fearless self reliant bounty hunter and reckless witch.
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Manhattan instances bestselling writer Richard Kadrey’s 5th Sandman narrow experience. James Stark, aka Sandman slender, has misplaced the Qomrama Om Ya, an omnipotent weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who're returning and looking out for his or her misplaced strength. the search leads Stark to an deserted shopping center infested with tribes of squatters.
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