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Kids, there are no monsters under the bed. They're in the front yard.
As a hardworking monster-slayer, Dave Hooper tries not to bring his work home with him. But nowadays it's hard to keep them separate. Email, cellphones, empath daemons, they never let a guy rest.
The Horde has been raising hell and leveling cities from New York to Los Angeles, keeping Dave and his fellow monster-killer, Russian spy Karin Varatchevsky, very busy. But when the legions of hell invade the small seaside town his boys call home, Dave has to make a call. Save the world? Or save his family?
Not as easy a choice as you'd think, since Dave's ex-wife expects to be saved too. And there's no convincing her that the supersexy Russian spy isn't his girlfriend. She's just his sidekick--and an assassin.
- ISBN-13: 9780345539915
- ISBN-10: 0345539915
- Publisher: Del Rey Books
- Publish Date: June 2015
- Page Count: 400
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
Series: David Hooper Trilogy #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-04-20
- Reviewer: Staff
In the third installment of Birmingham’s Dave vs. the Monsters series (after Resistance), Dave Hooper, an American oil rig worker and reluctant superhero, continues to battle the inhuman hordes that are attempting to conquer and devour all humans. With his superspeed, ability to stop time, and enchanted splitting maul (which he names Lucille), he’s a one-man army, but he’s still learning how to handle the pressure. He’s joined by sexy Russian double agent Karen Varatchevsky, who uses her own empathic powers ruthlessly as she goads him on to further success. But the monsters have numbers and cunning on their side, as well as the knowledge and talents of traitorous human geniuses. Birmingham injects a tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top sensibility into this action-packed adventure. Dave is a perennial screwup, while the ultracompetent Karen is repeatedly compared to the Marvel Comics superheroine Black Widow; they’re the oddest of odd couples. On the side of the monsters, the strangely endearing Threshy mixes urban slang with a scientist’s brilliance, to rather surreal results. New readers will have an easier time starting with book one. Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency. (June)