Madhouse: Cal Leandros

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 2, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The next book in the Cal Leandros series that began with Nightlife, Madhouse is a clever and hugely entertaining urban fantasy in the vein of Jim Butcher by New York Times bestselling author, Rob Thurman.

'My brother had spent a lifetime - mine, at least - telling me that I was normal, that I wasn't a monster. With his help, I'd finally realized that as long as I could remain who I was, I could survive what I was. It was only bad genes . . .'

Half-human Cal Leandros and his brother, Niko, aren't exactly prospering with their preternatural detective agency. Who could have guessed that business would dry up in New York City, where vampires, trolls, and other creepy crawlies are all over the place?

But now there's a new arrival in the Big Apple. A malevolent evil with ancient powers, dead set on making history with an orgy of blood and murder, is on a human killing spree. And for Cal and Niko, this is one paycheck they're going to have to earn . . . if they survive to collect it.

But this evil might be too much for even Cal and Niko to handle, and to take it on, Cal will have to call forth the powerful talents he inherited from his unhuman father's side of the family . . .

A stunning urban fantasy with a deeply humorous edge, Rob Thurman's Madhouse is not to be missed.

'Supernatural elements put this in the company of Jim Butcher and Charlaine Harris. Fans of dark urban fantasy will certainly want to follow Cal's adventures. Recommended' SFRevu

'A roaring rollercoaster of a read . . . it's sharp and sardonic, mischievous and mysterious' Simon R. Green

Rob Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows. Lots and lots of cows. Nightlife, the first novel in the Cal Leandros series is also published by Penguin. Visit Rob at

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User Review  - SunnySD - LibraryThing

Still struggling with his Auphe-ness, half-human Cal and his brother Niko are just beginning to get their agency off the ground. Their latest job, tracking down who swiped a serial killer's ashes from ... Read full review

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User Review  - maybedog - LibraryThing

Damn Rob Thurman. She is responsible for many of my lost hours of sleep in the past couple of weeks alone. She writes well and knows when to stop a chapter so you have to keep reading the next one ... Read full review

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Rob Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows. Lots and lots of cows. Nightlife and Moonshine, the previous novels in the Cal Leandros series, are also published by Penguin. Visit Rob at

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