Kill the Dead (Sandman Slim, Book 2)

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jun 21, 2012 - Fiction - 444 pages
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Supernatural fantasy's best antihero returns, in the high-octane follow-up to Richard Kadrey's acclaimed Sandman Slim

James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend's murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It's a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse.

Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard. Sandman Slim has to swim with the human and inhuman sharks of L.A.'s underground power elite. That's before the murders start. And before he runs into the Czech porn star who isn't quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark's forever.

Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell's not looking so bad.

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Stark investigates zombie problems in LA. I read this one out of order—it’s the second book in the series—and I was spoiled for some major developments, but it was still fun. Stark is Sam Spade, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs_McGreevy - LibraryThing

Sandman Slim returns and LA is literally going to Hell. Lucifer is topside making a movie, the Golden Vigil is acting shady, and zombies are running amok. Stark seems to be the only one who cares ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published nine novels, including SANDMAN SLIM, KILL THE DEAD, ALOHA FROM HELL, DEVIL SAID BANG, KILL CITY BLUES, THE GETAWAY GOD, KILLING PRETTY, BUTCHER BIRD, and METROPHAGE, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story ‘Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye’ was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award, and BUTCHER BIRD was nominated for the Prix Elbakin in France. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco, California.

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