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Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, Book 1) (UK Edition) by Richard Kadrey

By Richard Kadrey

Supernatural myth has a brand new antihero

Life sucks, after which you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you spend 11 years in Hell as a hitman earlier than eventually escaping, purely to land again within the hell-on-earth that's l. a..

Now Stark's again, and prepared for revenge. And absolution, and even perhaps love. but if his first cease saddles him with an abusive speaking head, Stark discovers that the line to absolution and revenge is far longer than you'd count on, and either Heaven and Hell have their very own rules for his destiny.

Resurrection sucks. Saving the area is worse.

Darkly twisted, irreverent, and fully hilarious, Sandman Slim is the step forward novel via an acclaimed writer.

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Golden oblongs of sunshine lay heavy on a black and white tiled floor. The floor and kitchen were old, but the appliances were new. One of those deluxe refrigerators with an ice maker and water dispenser took up a hunk of the back wall. All the appliances were done in a pale yellow: Harvest Gold, Autumn Bronze. Sitting at the kitchen table was a woman in her early sixties. Her thin brown face was seamed with a lot of smile lines. Pure white hair was done in a bun at the nape of her neck. She sat very straight in her chair, thin-boned hands folded on the tabletop.

Sometimes it’s goat blood, but more often chicken. I had compromised on the outfit, caught between showing respect and not melting in the heat. It would have been easy if I hadn’t planned 32 LAURELL K. HAMILTON to carry a gun with me. Call me paranoid, but I don’t leave home without it. The acid washed jeans, jogging socks, and Nikes were easy. An Uncle Mike’s inter-pants holster complete with a Firestar 9mm completed the outfit. The Firestar was my backup piece to the Browning Hi-Power. The Browning was far too bulky to put down an inter-pants holster, but the Firestar fit nicely.

A lot of hate in old Tony. It never occurred to him to pat me down for weapons. Tsk-tsk. A second man came to the screen door. He was in his late forties, maybe. He was wearing a white undershirt with a plaid shirt unbuttoned over it. The sleeves were folded back as far as they’d go. Sweat stood out on his forehead. I was betting there was a gun at the small of his back. His black hair had a pure white streak just over the forehead. ” His voice was thick and held an accent. ” The older man nodded.

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