First we had Men in Black who protected the world from rogue extraterrestrials and helped relocate friendly ones. Now we have The Janitors, the men a..Show More »nd women in green( or pink or whatever color your super swat janitorial suits decides is your best color) who protect humanity from the supernatural horrors that inhabits the pipes, ducts and sewers. Those alligators terrorizing the sewers are not just urban legends. Their mean, their green and they work for Corruption. (Where are the Turtles and Master Splinter when you need them!) Purity and Corruption are at War and The Janitors are the magical marines who police the dark, wet, dirty, damp places of the world and keep Agamemnon from being just one flush away! Fast paced, action oriented, humorous and original, Enter The Janitor is a rare and original Urban Fantasy adventure. Great character development, strange new dimensions and a original plot. Ben the Janitor is forced to take on Dani, a college student studying pre-med who has a fear of dirt and germs, as an apprentice. All she wanted to do is use the bathroom before study group. She ends up opening the door to a twilight zone of supernatural horrors, having a hidden power manifest itself within her and being recruited into the Cleaners, a covert group for the forces of Purity. Magically imbued humans who fight Corruption….And that is only in the first couple chapters! If you are fans of Christopher. Moore, Richard Kadrey, Elliott James, Rob Thurman, Jim Butcher or Seth Skorkowsky. Enter The Janitor is right up your alley. (Just don’t get caught in the gutters, the dead ways between the worlds., ask The Janitor, he will fill you in!
I thoroughly enjoyed book 1 of this and couldn't wait to listen to this one! In this edition, Dani's training has really taken off and she is learning..Show More » how to use the tools of the trade. With Ben being deemed out of action, she is teamed with new people and thrown into the deep end when suddenly Maids start attacking everyone! The whole Cleaners compound is in trouble and will be put in stasis if Dani and co can't find out who is behind this!!
Once again, we have an action packed read. We are brought into the action from the get go and it doesn't let up once throughout! The gang are thrown into perilous situation after perilous situation yet don't give up. This one is also quite darker than book 1!! We see some icky things but the villain and what he does is pretty dark!
Character wise, Dani is as kick ass and germophobic as ever. She still struggles with her fear of germs but doesn't let it get in her way either. Poor Ben is relegated down the chain and struggles with his own problems. He is trying to deal with losing his powers but also getting answers about what happened with his wife. We also have some new folk thrown into the mix! The twins are awesome!! Loved their interactions with themselves and others.
In all, this was another great edition in The Cleaners universe. Dark, action packed and engaging, this is a must read! I have become invested in these characters and can't wait to see where their journey takes them!
Michael Gilboe does a great job with the narration again. He is easy to listen to and distinguishes his voices perfectly so it's easy to hear who is talking.
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*