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By John Shirley


Already optioned for characteristic movie, an unique darkish and gritty city fable novel from acclaimed and award-winning writer John Shirley!

In near-future ny urban, bounty hunter Gabriel Bleak, a guy blessed and cursed being able to converse with the lifeless, is relentlessly hunted by way of a clandestine executive association with mysterious hyperlinks to his prior. Now Bleak and the Shadow Community—a slowly starting to be underground workforce with supernatural abilities—must discover the looming chance caused by way of these on the top echelons of strength, otherwise probability a go back to the darkish ages...where an incredible evil awaits.

Vivid, surreal, and suspenseful, Bleak heritage is an intensely exciting learn from an writer whose tales "give off the coolness of top-grade horror" (The long island instances e-book Review).

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They'd been tracking him. So they might know where he lived, registered or not. They could be waiting in his cabin cruiser. Or watching from the small yacht tied up in the next berth. They could be a lot of places. And he felt something. A faint sense that someone close by was thinking about him—and not Donner. He was cautious enough to keep a small metal boat tied up, little more than a skiff with a one-cylinder, barely functional outboard motor, about a quarter mile downstream on the Hudson. There was enough gas in that little vessel to get up to the cabin cruiser, check it out from the water where they might not see him coming.

Feds, aiming at Bleak's back. The pigeons erupted from her in a volcanic cloud of flapping blue and gray, making whickering sounds in their flurrying, to fill the air just behind Bleak. They flew at the faces of the CCA men; flapping wildly, blocking all sight of the agents' quarry, for several long, precious moments. Carried on the psychic wind of their wings, Bleak heard thoughts, other people's thoughts he could never ordinarily have heard. He was not usually telepathic—not like that. Mostly he could only hear the minds of the dead.

Shrieked the barfly again, muffled now. Two booths on the right, urinals left, sink and window straight ahead. He shook his head, looking at the glazed-glass window over the sink. Painted shut, and anyway too small for him. But he heard her out there, talking on a cell. “Yeah, just get in here—he's blocked the door somehow—” Then an aside to Seamus: “I'm sorry, sir, this is federal business, you're going to have to stay out of here.... No, sir, there's no fire, just a small explosion.... ” Bleak walked over to the sink, examined the wall.

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