Deacon Chalk

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 520 ratings

That Thing at the Zoo Publisher's Summary

Shredding monsters is his stock and trade. He sniffs them out, tracks them down, and corners them. End of story. But when the tables are turned, expect the unexpected . . . Knowing his enemy is a rule that Deacon Chalk swears by. But he's never seen anything like whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo's most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in the treetops. And he’s only got until sunrise to keep it from turning the entire city into a slaughterhouse.

Now Deacon is in zoo lockdown with a handful of staffers to save. His zookeeper backup has more guts than monster-hunting experience. The only chance Deacon has to run this thing to unholy ground is to risk unleashing his darkest, most uncontrollable instincts. . .

©2011 James R. Tuck (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 0.5

    • That Thing at the Zoo

    • A Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter Prequel Novella
    • By: James R. Tuck
    • Narrated by: Jim Beaver
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Shredding monsters is his stock and trade. He sniffs them out, tracks them down, and corners them. End of story. But when the tables are turned, expect the unexpected . . . Knowing his enemy is a rule that Deacon Chalk swears by. But he's never seen anything like whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo's most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in the treetops. And he’s only got until sunrise to keep it from turning the entire city into a slaughterhouse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely not monster hunter

    • By charles on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 1

    • Blood and Bullets

    • Deacon Chalk - Occult Bounty-Hunter, Book 1
    • By: James R. Tuck
    • Narrated by: Jim Beaver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities help him take out any kind of supernatural threat. But now an immortal evil has this bad-ass bounty hunter dead in its sights....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The name is right

    • By Cliff on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 1.5

    • Spider's Lullaby

    • A Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter Novella
    • By: James R. Tuck
    • Narrated by: Jim Beaver
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities take out any kind of unnatural threat. But between this bad-ass bounty hunter and rescuing the most helpless of victims stands the one evil he can’t defeat…. For Deacon Chalk, loyalty is worth dying for. And now that something has taken were-spider Charlotte’s un-hatched children and one of his closest friends, he’ll tear up the human and supernatural underworlds to find them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Deacon Chalk Book 1.5.. Worth a listen.

    • By Cliff on 05-12-14

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Blood and Silver

    • A Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter Novel
    • By: James R. Tuck
    • Narrated by: Jim Beaver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    He hasn't met a monster yet that could give him a scare. With ice in his veins, silver hollow-points in his chambers, and an innate ability to rise from the dead, what's to fear? The answer may be something he doesn't want to face… Deacon Chalk normally has no trouble telling innocent victims from real monsters. So protecting an abused pregnant were-dog is a no-brainer…until a vicious lycanthrope leader and his brotherhood target Deacon, other shape-shifters, and any humans in their way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another fun read

    • By Cliff on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2.5

    • Circus of Blood

    • A Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter Novella
    • By: James R. Tuck
    • Narrated by: Jim Beaver
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Anticipating the worst keeps Deacon Chalk a step ahead. But he never expected that a badly-beaten werebat female victim would suddenly mutate and almost take him out. Or that the freak undead that infected her can't wait to turn all lycanthropes into uncontrollable killing machines... once he's gone. And that day is getting awfully close. Deacon may be outnumbered, outgunned, and cut off from help, but what the enemy doesn't know is that's exactly when the world's best bounty hunter lives up to his billing...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes me want to skip the circus.

    • By Cliff on 05-12-14

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • Blood and Magick

    • A Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter Novel
    • By: James R. Tuck
    • Narrated by: Jim Beaver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Taking out hellish creatures - not a problem. Armed with blessed silver hollow-points and the ability to manipulate magick, he's ready for anything - except betrayal he never saw coming…Deacon Chalk knows the biggest danger in fighting monsters is becoming one. Just another day at the office for your friendly neighborhood occult bounty hunter. If keeping three helpless were-dog children safe means battling a malevolent trio of witches by any means necessary, so be it. If that means partnering with a ruthless government agent to stay one step ahead of the allies and friends he must now suspect, he's not going to cry about it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bllod and Magick: Adults Only

    • By Cliff on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $19.95