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Read online The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death With a style that is razor sharp an eye that never shies from the gritty details and a taste for stories that simultaneously shock disturb and entertain Charlie Huston is one of a kind And i The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death i is the type of story swift twisted hilarious somehow hopeful that only he could dream up .

The fact is whether it s a dog hit by a train or an old lady who had a heart attack on the can someone has to clean up the nasty mess And that someone is Webster Fillmore Goodhue who just may be the least likely person in Los Angeles County to hold down such a gig With his teaching career derailed by tragedy Web hasn t done much for the last year except some heavy slacking But when his only friend in the world lets him know that his freeloading days are over and he tires of taking cash from his spaced out mom and refuses to take any more from his embittered father Web joins Clean Team and soon finds himself sponging a Malibu suicide s brains from a bathroom mirror and flirting with the man s bereaved and beautiful daughter .

Then things get weird The dead man s daughter asks a favor Her brother s in need of somebody who can clean up a mess Every cell in Web s brain tells him to turn her down but something else makes him hit the Harbor Freeway at midnight to help her however he can Is it her laugh Her desperate tone of voice The chance that this might be history s strangest booty call Whatever it is soon enough it s Web who needs the help when gun toting California cowboys start showing up on his doorstep What s the deal Is it something to do with what he cleaned up in that motel room in Carson Or is it all about the brewing war between rival trauma cleaners Web doesn t have a clue but he ll need to get one if he s going to keep from getting his face kicked in Again And again And again .

Full of black humor stunning violence singular characters and neon dialogue i The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death i is classic Charlie Huston a wild ride that ll leave you breathless and shaken grinning and begging for more by Charlie Huston

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The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death
Title:The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death
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Number of Pages:319
Category:Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Noir, Thriller, Suspense
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NOBODY LIVES FOREVER NOT EVEN A VAMPYRE br br Just ask Joe Pitt After exposing the secret source of blood for half of Manhattan s Vampyres he s definitely a dead man walking He s been a punching bag and a bullet magnet for every Vampyre Clan in Manhattan Brooklyn and the Bronx not to mention a private eye an enforcer an exile and a vigilante but now he s just a target with legs br br For a year he s sloshed around the subway tunnels and sewers tapping the veins of the lost while above ground a Vampyre civil war threatens to drag the Clans into the sunlight once and for all What s it gonna take to dig him up Just the search for a missing girl who s carrying a baby that just might be the destiny of Vampyre kind Not that Joe cares all that much about destiny and such What he cares about is that his ex girl Evie wants him to take the gig What s the risk Another turn playing pigeon in a shooting gallery What s the reward Maybe one shot of his own What s he aiming for Nothing much Just all the evil at the heart of his world, One of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century br Stephen King br br Hard boiled horror pulp noir vampires decaying urban souls you re gonna need a shower after this one Huston kicks down the door of horror br Fangoria on Already Dead br br There s only so much room on the Island only so much blood and Manhattan s Vampyre Clans aren t interested in sharing So when the Vyrus infected dregs of New York s outer boroughs start creeping across the bridges and through the tunnels the Clans want to know why br br Bad luck for PI and general hard case Joe Pitt br br See Joe used to be a Rogue used to work off his own dime picked his own gigs but tight times and a terminally ill girlfriend pushed him into the arms of the renegade Society Clan Now he has all the cash and blood he needs but at a steep price The price tonight is crossing the bridge rolling to Coney Island finding the Freak Clan and figuring out what s driving that bunch of savages to scratch at the Society s door No need to look far The answer lies around the corner in Gravesend Convenient all those graves br br From uptown to the boardwalk war drums are beating Murderous family feuds and personal grudges are being drawn and brandished along with the long knives Blood will spill and big surprise Joe s in the middle But hey why should this night be different from any other br br Sunset to sunrise put off a war keep your head attached to your neck and save your girl Check Joe s on the case br br br Praise for Charlie Huston and his Joe Pitt novels br br In conceiving his world a New York City divided by vampire clans each with different reasons to hate Pitt Huston gives a fading genre a fresh afterlife Grade A br Entertainment Weekly br br Huston creates a world that is at once supernatural and totally familiar imaginative and utterly convincing br The Philadelphia Inquirer, Joe Pitt s life sucks He hasn t had a case or a job in God knows how long and his stashes are running on empty What stashes The only ones that count to a guy like Joe blood and money The money he uses to buy blood the blood he drinks Hey buddy it s that or your neck you want to choose The only way to lay his hands on both is to take a gig with the local Vampyre Clan See something new is on the streets a new high a high so strong it can send a Vampyre spazzing through Joe s local watering hole Till Joe sends him through a plate glass window that is br br So it s time for Joe to gut up and swallow that pride and follow the leads wherever they go It won t be long before he s slapping stoolies getting sapped and being taken for a ride above th Street Someone s pulling Joe s strings and now he s riding the A train looking to find who it is He s gonna cut them when he finds them the strings and the hands that hold them, Among the new voices in twenty first century crime fiction Charlie Huston is where it s at br The Washington Post br br Huston writes dialogue so combustible it could fuel a bus and characters crazy enough to take it on the road br The New York Times Book Review br br Reluctant hitman Henry Thompson has fallen on hard times His grip on life is disintegrating his pistol hand shaking his body pinned to his living room couch by painkillers and his boss Russian mobster David Dolokhov isn t happy about any of it So Henry is surprised when he s handed a new assignment keep tabs on a minor league baseball star named Miguel Arenas br br Henry has no pity for the slugger and the wicked gambling problem that got him in trouble but he can t help liking the guy After all Henry used to be just like him a natural born ball player with a bright future But hell that was long ago Before Henry did some guy a favor and ended up running for his life Before his girlfriend and buddies got gunned down by someone on his tail Before he agreed to buy his parents safety with a life of violence br br And when Miguel gets drafted by the Mets and is sent to the Brooklyn Cyclones Henry must head back to New York back to the place where all his problems began and where Henry might find a real reason to keep living a reason that may just cost him his life br br br Huston reminds me of all my favorite writers Pete Dexter Robert Stone Crumley If there is such a thing as compassionate noir Charlie has found it He s a true marvel br Ken Bruen author of The Guards br br Charlie Huston is the real deal br Peter Straub