By John Shirley
Already optioned for characteristic movie, an unique darkish and gritty city delusion novel from acclaimed and award-winning writer John Shirley!
In near-future big apple urban, bounty hunter Gabriel Bleak, a guy blessed and cursed having the ability to converse with the lifeless, is relentlessly hunted by means of a clandestine govt association with mysterious hyperlinks to his earlier. Now Bleak and the Shadow Community—a slowly starting to be underground staff with supernatural abilities—must discover the looming threat led to through these on the higher echelons of strength, otherwise threat a go back to the darkish ages...where an incredible evil awaits.
Vivid, surreal, and suspenseful, Bleak background is an intensely exciting learn from an writer whose tales "give off the chilliness of top-grade horror" (The ny occasions ebook Review).
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Toothbrushes were short and soft, there were no springs on the bed, no toilet seats, and on and on. But he'd been working on the end spine of this comb, scraping it against a rough spot on the metal frame of the door, and he had it pretty sharp. Wasn't much of a weapon. He hadn't been sure what he was going to do with it. Till now. “Don't waste any time, “ the whispering said. Gulcher could hear it more clearly now. “The wave is rising. It won't continue forever. Do it. “ He sat on the bunk and took the spiky plastic end spine of the comb and bent it a little outward from the other spines, gritted his teeth—and jammed it into his wrist.
Just now she was strolling up to the railing, to gaze out at the oozing-slow water, her bracelets jangling, singing softly to herself. Watching a barge pushing by way out on the river. Its wake slowly, inexorably worked its way over to them and lapped on the pylons. “What I want to know,” she said, “were they just after you, or they after all of us? ” “Right now, I'm trying to figure out how those high-top sneakers go with all that silk. Does, though. The feds are after all of us, Shoella. ” She made an odd twitchy gesture at the air, and in response a strange cry, and a flapping sound, came from above.
That didn't always work. Then he turned to beer—and a few shots to go with it. Seamus didn't know about any of that—couldn't see the bullet of energy glowing in Bleak's hand; it was below the level of the bar as Bleak walked by the three men on the middle stools. They were arguing about a game. To Seamus, rinsing a beer glass, Bleak was just a medium-height, lanky, relatively young man with sandy hair who always seemed two weeks overdue for a haircut; brittle blue eyes; a man not quite thirty, in an old Army Rangers jacket, jeans, big black boots.
Bleak History by John Shirley