Reagan Moon - paranormal reporter, terminal underachiever, and staunch cynic of the human race. The only ghosts he really believes in are the ones in his own head.
But his world is about to get an upgrade.
When Moon is hired by a reclusive tycoon to investigate the events surrounding his girlfriend's tragic death, he learns of an impending apocalypse about to flatten Los Angeles. Seems that the Summu Nura, ancient gods from a parallel dimension, are looking for a new stomping ground. And Hollyweird is ground zero. What's worse, Reagan Moon is the only one who can stop them.
With the help of an occult archivist and a carefree guardian angel, Moon is forced to confront an invisible world of toxic parasites and dimensional outriders. But no amount of magic can save him from monster that awaits...inside him.
©2014 Mike Duran (P)2016 Mike Duran
The fast pace. This is a page turner. While the author is incredibly gifted in descriptive language, he doesn't let that darling bog down the story. The story is the main thing here, and it is delightful.
Yes, mostly because of the sheer mystery. It was a mystery, but one I could latch on to. Mike Duran has such a grasp of the Bible, ancient myths, and even recent mythologies from greats such as HP Lovecraft, that I was pulled into this huge world where there is at least a little truth in every myth.
Perfectly snarky as Reagan Moon.
Yes, but it was an hour before the end and I don't want to be a spoiler.
This was such a fun and thought provoking novel. Mike Duran combines many of my favorite elements in this novel. This fast-paced supernatural thriller immediately reminded me of Joe Hill’s “Heart Shaped Box," but with a little less splatter and vulgarity. Okay, a lot less!
The descriptions of dark, old, and mythological/scientific arcana was reminiscent of the Special Agent Pendergast Series.
Delightfully, the author also has a grasp on many ongoing theological issues within Christianity, which reminded me of Stephen King’s deft handling of the Freudian pop-psychology infiltrating the Catholic church in “Salem’s Lot.”
His main character, Reagan Moon, has the snark of Jack Reacher. I have listened to over 400 books from audible, 200-300 of them works of fiction. I have been disappointed too many times to count, but not by this book.
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