Obadiah Grudge is tall, dark, and gaunt, though he prefers the word rich. He dresses well and has a taste for the finer things, so its a good thing that the mysteries he writes consistently hit the top of the best-seller lists. The critics hate him; his public loves him. He has everything he wants.
Then one day, he gets a call. His estranged father is dead, and its time for the family funeral. While his mother, his father's partner, and finally his father's ghost work to convince Obadiah that he's special, Obadiah is discovering that for himself. He barely escapes death by deranged killers, not all of whom are entirely human.
Obadiah has inherited his father's monster-killing business, his lunatic of a partner, and his pet Raven. It's too bad he didnt inherit his father's skill. It seems Dad's death has put Obadiah's feet on The Revenant Road, and there's no escape from that.
This edition includes the bonus story "Neville and the Midnight Miracle Massacre". Neville, Grudges partner in the monster-killing business, came by his mistrust of religion and his hatred of monsters early, but he's never liked to talk about it. Then Neville disappears, and Obadiah finds he has to get nosy if he's ever going to be the monster-killing partner his father was.
©2009 Michael Boatman (P)2009 Audible, Inc.