“Excellent noir yarn with well interwoven demonic and supernatural aspects…”
–Alan Baxter, author of Alex Caine series
My name’s Keith Murphy. Danny Roark and I hunt down the dark things that prey on humans like you. Or we did, until what seemed like a routine assassination job went bad. Really bad. Now the end of the world is coming at us like a possessed freight train.
Running doesn’t bother me. It’s a fine survival trait. What bothers me is the 9mm bullet I swallowed—with the soul of my last victim trapped inside it. That botched job I mentioned. He was leader of the Raven Cult: bloodthirsty fools who won’t let a little thing like death cramp their style. When Roark goes down, I’m left to figure out what the cult’s survivors are planning.
It’s a puzzle I’ve got to figure out before the Gloom gets too strong and the real monsters come through—ones my ragtag, mostly demonic, army can’t handle. All this magic and end of the world stuff was Roark’s department, not mine. I’ll have to figure it out as I go. The end of the world’s still coming, but it’s got to go through me first.
The Flotsam Trilogy contains the novellas Exile, Frost, and Crusade as well as two more stories from the gold coast, “Local Heroes” and “Tithes.”
“Suitably brutal and inventive…”
–David Versace, The Lexifabricographer