Welcome to Purgatory. Donnie leads a complex existence as the Ambassador between the Living, Late, Lost and Otherwise… even if he didn’t mean to. But protecting the interests of humanity on one side and the occult myths and monsters of the Otherwise on the other is a serious job, although for him it’s an excuse to go to some fantastic parties as a VIP guest in a city where worlds meet and space-time is folded up like a god’s used handkerchief. When Madam Thankeron, socialite of Otherwise high society, asks Donnie for ‘a favour’, he knows to expect the worst. When half the city then erupts into eldritch assassination attempts, he re-evaluates his expectations of ‘the worst’ and comes to a whole jolly roster of new and sordid conclusions. The breakthrough first of Donnie Rust’s slick occult-noir Working Title series is a quickfire cavalcade of quips, chases, fights and fantasy, setting the stage for some sensational adventures that unravel the sordid underbelly of Purgatory and expose the lurid things that go bump in the night for what they really are…
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“Loved this book, a genre I regularly partake, this one with the added thrill of recognition in character and geography. An easy read, one of those you dont want to put down. Perhaps not for the prude or sensitive.but I’m very much looking forward to the next.”
I picked up the ebook following a brief chat with the author on twitter. I’d read the blurb and it was really well written (I notice these things as I, too, am an author). The fact that I found time to read the entire book is testament in itself to the greatness of the writing, but if these ramblings leave you in any doubt let me be plain: this book is awesome. Its slick, it’s well-written, it’s witty and it’s observant. The quirks of its location and the first person narrative make me smile. And most importantly, I want to read more – which is lucky as I understand there are to be five in this series. When’s the next one coming out, Donnie?
One more thing: it’s also definitely an 18, so don’t leave it lying around for the small people to find..