I stopped and let them circle me, first because it was intriguing and, second, because, honestly, what could they do? Only knives, but all armed, and that made them even more interesting. Interesting. Fun.
Taking on bloodthirsty supernatural monsters is how Caliban and Niko Leandros make a living. But years ago — before they became a force to be reckoned with — the brothers were almost victims of a very human serial killer.
Unfortunately for them, that particular depraved killer was working as apprentice to a creature far more malevolent — the legendary Spring-heeled Jack. He’s just hit town. He hasn’t forgotten what The Leandros Brothers did to his murderous protégé. He hasn’t forgotten what they owe him.
And now they are going to pay…
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Cal Leandros novels comes a bold new supernatural thriller.
Picking up a small pink shoe from the grass forever changed young Jackson Lee’s life. Not only did its presence mean that his sister Tessa was dead—murdered and stuffed in the deep, black water of a narrow well—but the shoe itself told him so.
Tessa’s death triggers an even more horrific family massacre that, combined with this new talent he neither wants nor can handle, throws Jack’s life into a tailspin. The years quickly take him from state homes to the streets to grifting in a seedy carnival, until he finally becomes the cynical All Seeing Eye, psychic-for-hire. At last, Jackson has left his troubled past behind him and found a semblance of peace.
That is, until the government blackmails him. Helping the military contain the aftermath of a bizarre experiment gone violently wrong, everything Jackson knows about himself will change just as suddenly as it did with his little sister’s shoe.
And while change is constant…
It’s never for the better.
03.06.12: CAL LEANDROS #7
#21 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
Half-human/half-monster Cal Leandros knows that family is a pain. But now that pain belongs to his half-brother, Niko. Niko’s shady father is in town, and he needs a big favor. Even worse is the reunion being held by the devious Puck race – including the Leandros’ friend, Robin- featuring a lottery that no Puck wants to win.
As Cal tries to keep both Niko and Robin from paying the ultimate price for their kin, a horrific reminder from Cal’s own past arrives to remind him that blood is thicker than water…
And that’s why it’s so much more fun to spill.
Praise for Doubletake
“[A] lightning-paced fusion of Lovecraftian world-building, caustic humor in the style of Harlan Ellison (A BOY AND HIS DOG), and enough gory pulp action to fill a couple of KILL BILL sequels.” -FEARnet.com
“In DOUBLETAKE, Rob Thurman conjures up one of the grittiest tales of the Leandros brothers yet. The dangers here come from unexpected directions, with multiple (and conflicting) treacheries threatening them from all sides… Recommended.” -SF Revu
“Touching and at times hilarious, yet intensely compelling, Thurman’s story lines are among the darkest in urban fantasy but she uses that grim supernatural backdrop and the internal struggles of her antihero Caliban to heighten the sense of what it truly means to be a power for good. Any book by Thurman is worth the purchase, but the Cal Leandros series shines, each one better than the one before. DOUBLETAKE is the seventh in the series.” -Fresh Fiction
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08.02.11: CHIMERA, Book 2
See no evil. Seek no evil…
Survive no evil.
Stefan Korsak and his genetically-altered brother have evaded the Institute for three years. When they learn the new location of the secret lab, they plan to break in and save the remaining children there. But one of the little ones doesn’t want to leave.
She wants to kill…
Praise for BASILISK
“Thurman shows the thought process of a character to whom humanity is an acquired thing and highly prized, not taken for granted. Michael reaches his conclusions through a fascinating process, one that Thurman has clearly thought through carefully. Fans of great thriller fiction will enjoy Basilisk and the previous novel Chimera quite a bit… and now we can look forward to the next adventure!” —SF Revu
…From the moment the brothers hit the road, the story takes off like a rocket. Like any good thriller, there are car chases, gun fights, hand-to-hand combat, abductions, and incendiary devices. Basilisk has a strong voice and maintains a constant tension, except for the rare occasions when the flawed heroes stop to catch a breath. Naturally, that’s when everything goes wrong. Misha must find ways to protect his all-too-human companions — his ferret seems to do fine on its own. It would be so much easier to be the killer he was trained to be, but maintaining his hard-won humanity is as important to Misha as his mission to allow the other chimeras the same chance… —Bookshelf Bombshells