Dave Johnson is a has-been superhero. Losing his powers forced him to retire from being Powerhouse, but Seattle still fondly remembers him and continues to lift him up as a symbol of hope. Trans-dimensional aliens hire Mitch Farrow as the new CEO of Dorado Incorporated and instruct him to create cynicism to reduce resistance to their planned invasion. The aliens promise their reign will end all suffering on Earth and cure his ex-wife and daughter of AIDS.
As Powerhouse, Dave Johnson has defeated intergalactic zookeepers and terrorists bent on igniting a nuclear war, but his gravest threat yet is legal annihlation. The cynical Dorado Industries CEO Mitch Farrow hires an attorney to file frivolous lawsuits against him. Powerhouse's wife, Naomi, protects him by incorporating and issuing policies that keep him out of court but reduce him to being a one-man neighborhood watch. Meanwhile she searches desperately for an insurance company willing to give him a liability policy.
As Powerhouse, Dave Johnson has become a local legend in Seattle, but choruses of voices advise him that he's wasting his time defending the Emerald City. He's urged to take on more ambitious goals, like defending New York, being a full-time comic book executive, or becoming a bat-breaking evangelist. These questions are pushed into the background when Powerhouse is confronted with an unprecedented crime wave launched by the interdimensional warlord Varlock as part of his effort to help King Bel conquer the Earth.
Join podcaster and author Adam Graham on this fun journey through the annals of detective fiction. He examines the history and career of seven more of the greatest detectives and police officers from literature, radio, and television in this sequel to All I Needed to Know I Learned from Columbo.
Kirk Picard Skywalker is an unemployed sci-fi fanatic who dreams of being abducted by aliens from outer space. One day his dreams come through and he's horrified to learn that the aliens are all too ordinary.
This audiobook collects the first three books featuring Adam Graham's hero Powerhouse. In Tales of the Dim Knight, mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when an alien symbiot gives him supernatural powers. But what's he to do with them? Follow his laugh-a-minute progress as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement.
"Great Superhero Novel."
Detective stories are fun and interesting, but as Adam Graham writes, they also have a lot to teach us about life. Join podcaster Adam Graham on this fun journey through the annals of detective fiction as he examines the history and career of seven of the greatest detectives from literature, radio, and television.
Mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when an alien symbiote gives him supernatural powers. But what's he to do with them? Follow the zany adventures of the clueless custodian as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement....
"Quite possibly the worst book ever.."
Hot shot Private Investigator Cole Ustick couldn't care less about politics. However, his boss thrusts Ustick into the world of Idaho politics by assigning him the case of gubernatorial candidate Ignacio Hernandez. Hernandez wants to find the women behind thinly sourced allegations of sexual misconduct against him that appeared in the state's largest newspaper.
He thought it'd be a simple case that would pay the bills. That's why ex-cop turned private investigator Jerry Newton agreed to protect a teacher who'd received some threatening letters. He couldn't know that someone would bomb the teacher's car. He didn't expect to meet a mysterious woman who'd reveal the future to him. He didn't plan on coming to grips with his past. And he never expected to debate the merits of putting a bullet through a man's skull to prevent a series of heinous crimes.
Major Joshua Speed has escaped our time back to his native 1950s, but the past ain't what it used to be. Alien invasions, costumed criminals, and Red martial artists dominate his days. He's beginning to wonder if something is very wrong with the world.
"Bah humbug," Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Speed says. How can he be happy? He was ripped from 1957, stranded in the 21st century, and held captive by a super-criminal. Now he's escaped captivity to a homeland he barely recognizes as the country he defended in WWII and Korea as the costumed hero Major Speed. Almost all his friends have died, and he's lost most of what he loved about America.
Dave Johnson's dreams have come true. He's taken Seattle by storm as Powerhouse, a metal-clad crime fighter. His awesome array of powers has the underworld on the run, his charitable efforts are a success, and he has a popular comic book. When his publisher is bought out, he's given every fan's dream: he's tasked with creating his own line of comic books. His biggest problem is his tendency to attract campy, wannabe “supervillains” who aren't worthy opponents.
The Champion of the Emerald City battles an onslaught of kidnappers, drug dealers, litigious lawyers, and alien robots, but he is not alone. He relies on his new-found faith, and he has the help of his friends Zolgron and Captain France. Enjoy laughs and fond memories of the superheroes you've loved since childhood in these two sensational novellas.