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Publisher's Summary

Gregory Lamberson’s well-reviewed first story in his exciting, dark new series The Jake Helman Files (which also includes the second novel, Desperate Souls) is a genre-bender that mixes suspense and horror. When Jake Helman, an elite member of the New York Special Homicide Task Force, faces up against an addiction to cocaine and an elusive serial killer, he finds that the pressure might be too much.

After resigning from the police department and starting a high pressure position as director of security for a controversial genetic engineering company, Helman begins to discover many dishonorable practices performed in the name of human progress. The resulting tale of ethics, science, and the theft of the human soul is a gripping and suspenseful audio read by veteran narrator Christopher Hurt.

©2009 Gregory Lamberson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Lamberson’s ability to twist a scenario and offer up descriptive, shiver-inducing murders makes Personal Demons a gripping must-finish." (Rue Morgue)

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Impressive "Genre Blending" Debut!

I like Horror, I like Urban Fantasy and I like Detective Stories. This book is a highly stylized blend of my three favorite genres but at it's core it remains a Horror story(mostly). I really like the protagonist's(Jake Helman) "never say die" attitude - he gets his ass kicked throughout the entire story and his whole world goes to sh*t but he keeps on fighting. The story has a good "flow" to it and the supporting characters are well constructed. I though the narrator did a fantastic job with the voicing. This is one of the more original stories I've heard from Audible. As far as "book 1's" go I am impressed enough "Personal Demons" to move onto book 2 in the series with no hesitation. Listen to the "sampler" and see if you like it.

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A bit far fetched near the end

I enjoyed this book, a bit of a twist on the usual detective story. Towards the end I did feel there were a few twists too many, particularly the demise of one baddy but overall an entertaining read. Not for those who like the more traditional detective story.

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great book

I love the series. average guy taking on forces of evil. check it out. enjoy