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    Gregory Lamberson

ISBN: 9781605427300

Human Monsters

by: Gregory Lamberson

The epic conclusion of The Jake Helman Files!

For two years, private investigator Jake Helman has battled powerful supernatural forces at great physical and emotional cost to himself. He’s stopped a serial killer who collected the souls of his victims, destroyed a mutant octopus god, battled zonbies on a Caribbean island, and stood toe to toe with angels and demons. If Jake has learned one thing, it’s that he can’t run from his past.

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Gregory Lamberson is the author of the occult detective series The Jake Helman Files (Personal Demons, Desperate Souls, Cosmic Forces, Tortured Spirits, Storm Demon, and Human Monsters) and the werewolf series The Frenzy Cycle (The Frenzy Way, The Frenzy War, and The Frenzy Wolves) as well as Johnny Gruesome, Carnage Road, and The Julian Year. He is a two-time winner of the IPPY Gold Medal for Horror, a three-time Bram Stoker Award finalist, winner of Dark Scribe Press’s “Best Small Press Chill” Award, and winner of the Anubis Award for Horror. Lamberson is also an award-winning filmmaker whose work includes the midnight movie cult classic Slime City, its sequel Slime City Massacre, and Dry Bones. Fangoria called him “the hardest-working man in horror.”
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About This Book
Overview

For two years, private investigator Jake Helman has battled powerful supernatural forces at great physical and emotional cost to himself. He’s stopped a serial killer who collected the souls of his victims, destroyed a mutant octopus god, battled zonbies on a Caribbean island, and stood toe to toe with angels and demons. If Jake has learned one thing, it’s that he can’t run from his past.

New York City lies in ruins in the wake of Jake’s battle with Lilith, the storm demon. Jake wants nothing more than to lead a normal life with NYPD detective Maria Vasquez, but that is not yet possible: one of his closest allies has betrayed him, and he must locate her before she uses his secret files to unleash unholy hell on earth.

In his most pulse-pounding life-or-death adventure yet, Jake tackles adversaries who have aligned to destroy him. He must solve a mystery, destroy a hive of monsters, and confront the most diabolical minds he has ever encountered—to save his own soul.

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ISBN: 9781605427300
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2015
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“In his sixth and final volume of the Jake Helman Files (after Storm Demon), Lamberson rushes to complete his circular design. Jake discovers no new threats, but plenty of old enemies return. Throughout his battles with the paranormal, Jake has been losing parts of himself, as well as friends and colleagues. His archenemy, CEO Tower, makes evil use of his company’s cloning technology and a paranormal ability to transfer memories from the dead. He revives his spider/human personal assistant, as well as Jake’s dead wife and her murderer. . . . Tower has also created versions of Jake and dispatched them to attack anyone with an interest in helping Jake survive. As Jake rejoins many battles he thought he had long since won, the story inevitably retreads old ground, but with plenty of strong moments of action and horror. There is less urgency than the sense of a fond farewell. The confident conclusion will satisfy both new and longtime readers.”

—Publisher Weekly

“There’s a great story here, and the final payoff more than justifies embarking on the journey. Lamberson’s passion is likely to infect you, and this is actually one infection that is fine to bear. Lamberson hits a home run here, and his brief nod to The Cabin in the Woods earns an extra point or two from me!”

—Matt Molgaard, Horror Novel Reviews

“For a book that is full of excitement, monsters of all types, and a great story, pick up Human Monsters.”

—Fresh Fiction

“While ‘clone’ stories can be tiring, Lamberson works it well here, especially when a bioengineered version of [Jake’s] murdered wife appears, not to mention a duplicate of the soul-stealing serial killer who took her life.

“Fans of the series should be satisfied, as old friends make appearances, imaginative monsters attack at full force, and the action level gets amped up to 11, making this final chapter a violent blast of pulp action horror that sends Helman out on top.”

—The Horror Fiction Review