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Review: Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan

April 3, 2019

About the Book:

Alek Fitz is a reaper, a collection agent who works for the supernatural elements of the world, tracking down debtors and solving problems for clients as diverse as the Lords of Hell, vampires, Haitian loa, and goblins. He’s even worked for the Tooth Fairy on occasion. Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, Alek is the best in the game. As a literal slave to his job, he doesn’t have a choice.

When Death comes looking for someone to track down a thief, Alek is flung into a mess of vengeful undead, supernatural bureaucracy, and a fledgling imp war. As the consequences of failure become dire, he has few leads, and the clock is ticking. Only with the help of his friend Maggie—an ancient djinn with a complex past—can he hope to recover the stolen property, save the world, and just maybe wring a favor out of the Great Constant himself.

It’s a hell of a job, but somebody’s got to do it . . .

My Thoughts:

Read it now. I’m serious. This is a great novella that I wish was a heck of a lot longer.

Unique, clever, different. Its a buddy supernatural mystery that has all the best elements and none of the drag. Great fight scenes, creepy twists. Tight writing and brilliant characterisation. I thoroughly recommend it. I sure hope there is more coming in this world. If you like a darker supernatural story (with hints of the Dresden Files and The Burned Man series) then this is for you.

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