Heaven Help Us by John G. Hartness
He’s the immortal magic-wielding child of Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray from the classic novel Dracula. But to him it’s not a story, it’s family history. Quincy Harker is what you’d get if Constantine were renewed by HBO and taken to the darkest of dark sides. When things go bump in the night, he bumps right back.
Publisher’s Description: On the run and reeling from his bloody battle with the demon Orobas, all Harker wants to do is lie low in Lockton, Ohio for a few months and let his physical and spiritual wounds heal. But there are werewolves in the diner, and magically-talented teenagers disappearing all over town. Now Harker’s hip-deep in demons again, but this time he’s got no backup.
Meanwhile. Detective Rebecca Gayle Flynn and the rest of Harker’s team are back home in Charlotte, NC, trying to prove his innocence and figure out Orobas’ next move. But no one knows how corrupt Homeland Security or the police department are, or how high the scandal runs. And now some guy shows up claiming to be the great-great-grandson of Doctor Watson (yeah, that Dr. Watson) offering to help?
Will Harker survive a battle with Hell in a small town all on his own?
Can Flynn and Uncle Luke find the proof they need to bring Harker home?
Will they stop Orobas’ master plan before he unleashes Hell on Earth?
Who is this mysterious Shadow Council, and what do they want?
When all else fails on Earth, will Heaven Help Us?
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words…spoilers. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
I’ve made a lot of bad decisions in my life. Some of them have gotten good people hurt, even killed. Many of them have caused immense property damage, and one was responsible for the extinction of an entire species of South American monkey.
Warning to all that I never guessed who was the bad guy this time around. Serious betrayal to Becks and Quincy. The story is just warming up, so jump on the roller coaster – it’ll be a bumpy ride.
Something hinky is going on and even Dracula is losing his composure. He’s lost his house and his friend. Homeland Security is after Quincy Harker and Rebecca Flynn is trying to get him out of the hip deep trouble he’s in. *SPOILER* Quincy (I’m stunned) takes his relationship to Becks the next step which is totally uncharacteristic for the tough 100 year old plus cantankerous hero. The trip to the small town in hiding doesn’t last for long and Quincy ends up making friends with the wolves. We get to meet Jo Henry, the main character in Calling All Angels and she is a force to be reckoned with that makes me glad she’s on the human’s side. She’s also practically polar opposite of Quincy. A mom. Does not cuss. Is not supernaturally powerful. She rocks.*END SPOILER*
I am a fan of this series and I’ll keep reading as long as John G. Hartness keeps rolling them out.
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