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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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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, Hank Thompson is living off the map in Mexico with a bagful of cash that the Russian mafia wants back and many many secrets So when a Russian backpacker shows up in town asking questions Hank tries to play it cool But he knows the jig is up when the backpacker mentions the money and the family Hank left behind Suddenly Hank s in a desperate race to get to his parents in California before anyone can harm them Along the way he ll face Federales and Border Patrol mafiosi and vigilantes extortionists and drug dealers and a couple of psychotic surf bums with an ax to grind From the golden beaches of the Yucat n to the seedy strip clubs of Vegas Charlie Huston opens a door to the squalid underworld of crime and corruption and invites the reader to live it in the extreme br br br i From the Trade Paperback edition i, It s like this a series of bullet riddled bad breaks has seen rogue Vampyre and terminal tough guy Joe Pitt go from PI for hire to Clan connected enforcer to dead man walking in a New York minute And after burning all his bridges the only one left to cross leads to the Bronx where Joe s brass knuckles and straight razor can t keep him from running afoul of a sadistic old bloodsucker with a bad bark and a worse bite Even if every Clan in Manhattan is hollering for Joe s head on a stick it s got to be better than trying to survive in the outer borough wilderness br br So it s a no brainer when Clan boss Dexter Predo comes looking to make a deal All Joe has to do to win back breathing privileges on his old turf is infiltrate an upstart Clan whose plan to cure the Vyrus could expose the secret Vampyre world to mortal eyes and set off a panic driven massacre Not cool But Joe s all over it To save the Undead future he just has to wade neck deep through all the archenemies former friends and assorted heavy hitters he s crossed in the past No sweat Maybe not but definitely more blood than he s ever seen or hungered for And maybe even some tears over the horror and heartbreaking truth about the evil men do no matter who or what they are, Those stories you hear The ones about things that only come out at night Things that feed on blood feed on us Got news for you they re true Only it s not like the movies or old man Stoker s storybook It s worse Especially if you happen to be one of them i i Just i i ask Joe Pitt i br i br There s a shambler on the loose Some fool who got himself infected with a flesh eating bacteria is lurching around trying to munch on folks brains Joe hates shamblers but he s still the one who has to deal with them That s just the kind of life he has Except afterlife might be better word br br From the Battery to the Bronx and from river to river Manhattan is crawling with Vampyres Joe is one of them and he s not happy about it Yeah he gets to be stronger and faster than you and he s tough as nails and hard to kill But spending his nights trying to score a pint of blood to feed the Vyrus that s eating at him isn t his idea of a good time And Joe doesn t make it any easier on himself Going his own way refusing to ally with the Clans that run the undead underside of Manhattan it ain t easy It s worse once he gets mixed up with the Coalition the city s most powerful Clan and finds himself searching for a poor little rich girl who s gone missing in Alphabet City br br Now the Coalition and the girl s high society parents are breathing down his neck anarchist Vampyres are pushing him around and a crazy Vampyre cult is stalking him No time to complain though Got to find that girl and kill that shambler before the whip comes down and before the sun comes up