THAT THING AT THE ZOO
JAMES R TUCK
Kensington Publishing Corp
Dark Urban Fantasy
Rating: 4 Cups
There is a situation at the zoo. Over the past several days the remains of several large animals have been found stored in unusual places. The Zoo director hires an unusual investigator, a specialist whose job skills are eclectic, but whose people skills need work.
Deacon Chalk is a man willing and eager to take on the most difficult cases. He is a slayer. Deacon is one of only a few who have dedicated themselves to the task of ridding the world of the monsters that most of us never see – unless it is too late. Haunted by a horrific event in his past, Deacon has the faith, courage, and incentive to give his all to the fight.
The monster is fierce, incredibly fast, and supposedly extinct. When Deacon’s first attempts to kill her fail, she is wounded just badly enough to really get her dander up. In retaliation, she leaves a wide trail of death and destruction as she rampages through the zoo.
I was hooked from the first page! This novella is packed with action and I easily read it in one sitting. There is a world that exists alongside our normal, ordinary world – populated by denizens most of us, thankfully, never see. Deacon Chalk is a slayer of those evil things. He is tough, he is macho, and he will do what it takes to get the job done. In this novella the author introduces Deacon Chalk and sets up an intriguing world that captured my fancy and left me eager for more.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More