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A Missing Ferryman. An Undead Dilemma. An Immortal Detective.

An emissary from the Dark Council has just materialized in the office of the Montague & Strong Detective Agency, and makes Simon Strong an offer he can't refuse. Charon is missing. The legendary ferryman responsible for transporting sorcerer souls across the river Styx hasn't been seen in days. And with each passing hour, those unable to cross the river are left to walk among the living, tilting the world further out of balance.

Meet Simon Strong, an immortal, who is also the best private detective in New York City. Together with his surly partner Tristan Montague, a mage of indeterminate age, they must find the Ferryman and get him back to work before another Supernatural War ravages the earth, destroys humanity, and Simon's local coffee shop.

Time is running out. His landlord wants the rent and Karma with a capital K is paying him a visit, and she can be a real....

Join the Montague & Strong Detective Agency and help them locate Charon, so he can restore balance to the universe, put the dead sorcerers to rest, and maybe solve the age-old conundrum - coffee or tea?

©2017 Orlando A. Sanchez (P)2018 Tantor

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Captivating

Was really impressed with this book. A little confused about some of the details but all up I think the plot and future stories should be good.

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  • Bunty
  • 01-12-2018

GOOD SERIES.

Interesting. Well written and performed. Orlando A Sanchez is new to me. I am glad I gave this book a try. The plot was interesting and the story flows smoothly. Kevin T Collins narration/performance was excellent. He brought the characters to life. Most enjoyable and I am looking forward to more books on this series.

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  • Leroy
  • 15-11-2018

There is no partnership better in tv or literature

This reminded me of starsky and hutch they may not always do it legal but in the end everything is made better

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  • Brandy Dalton
  • 30-10-2018

I love Simon, Peaches, and Tristen

I love this series! This is a dynamic trio like no other. If you love urban fantasy, metaphysical intrigue, snarky comments and relatable characters this is definitely a good choice for your library

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-08-2018

good story

was a really good book and the narrator did very well but should not take drinks of water in the middle of reading. I understand needing to take a drink to keep your throat moist but pause the recording, take a drink and resume recording.

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  • dsmith829
  • 19-08-2018

Easy listen

I really enjoyed the book. The narrator was really able to give the various characters different voices and made the listening enjoyable. The story could have flowed a little more smoothly but once I became familiar with the writer's style it did not bother me. This is not a groundbreaking book but it was a VERY fun book to Listen to. The interactions between Tristan and Simon made me snicker more than once. I would recommend the book for a road trip!

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  • Starr
  • 03-01-2021

Another great Paranormal Detective story

Loved the tone and pace of this tale. So much like Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, any one of his fans would be pleased. This story even has little shout outs to Jim.
Hope there is more from Mr Sanchez

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  • Bennah
  • 11-11-2020

Great story

Very much enjoyed this book. Love Peaches and GTO's. The narrator did a great job.

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  • christi l harris
  • 15-10-2020

Enjoyable adventure, good narration.

I really enjoyed this story, there was something for everyone. Immortals, magic, a cute hell hound named Peaches, a vampire who’s allergic to blood, friends who help and a family of choice. Karma can be a real B but she can be really helpful too.

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  • Jasmine
  • 09-09-2020

A Hellhound Named Peaches?!

This book is not only comical, but it's very well written. If you want a book that will keep you laughing page after page, and will make you forget the world around you for awhile, join Simon, Monty, their new 'gift' from Hades, and other characters in their tribe as they become objects of destruction. Somehow with all the magic and mayhem this book is still down to Earth and although not reality, it's relatively easy to imagine this being real. I often read book one of a series and don't bother to continue with the rest. This series, however, I already expect to be a new favorite.

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  • Suzy
  • 31-08-2020

Action Packed, Humorous Excellent Book and Series

I bought this audible book not really expecting much but wanted a change from my usual mystery fare. I did indeed buy something different but also something wonderful. I loved the heros and their interactions with their friends, cohorts and enemies. It is an exciting, wild ride excellently written and narrated. The heros are loyal and likeable, the villains scary and formidable. It is a fast paced fantasy that I didn't want to end. I went to sleep listening to the series many times (I'm ill and bedridden right now) so have re-listened to the books numerous times yet I still enjoy them. This is one of the best series in any genre that I have read in a long time. I can't wait for the next audible book in the series to be released.

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  • Carl D.
  • 16-03-2018

Very impressive!

I saw this advertised and thought I would give it a go as it is a genre I like and I was not disappointed! immersive, descriptive and humorous in its dialogue, it is an exception debut novel to a series which I will be eagerly keeping am eye out for in the future! Well done!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-2019

Brilliant listen

I really enjoyed this audio book, it's action packed and there is never a dull moment. Only problem is that it's a bit too short and got me wanting more.

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  • Gavin Swift
  • 15-02-2018

Enjoyable urban fantasy

Nice, fast paced story, good performance, really easy to listen to and made the daily commute much more enjoyable.

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  • Rory Beck
  • 25-09-2020

A lot of writing clichés wrapped up in fantasy

Wasn't a big fan. The reader was alright, but the book wasn't very good.

A book written in the first perspective, it's from the PoV of Simon Strong, an immortal detective who spends a lot of time trying to be aloof and witty, usually at the cost of building a serious moment while falling consistently flat. He has sidekick - a British mage called "Montague", or "Monty" for short (it's very clear from how Montague is written that the writer has spent very little time talking with actual Brits), and a mystical Japanese sword who's origins aren't actually important, so a katana has just been picked for cool factor. He's trying to save the world, because the prophetic human embodiment of Karma has picked him.

The pacing of the book was pretty terrible, truth be told. There's no sense of suspense or build-up - the book refuses at any point to take a breath and slow down. Every scene is crammed with something, usually everyone talking at high speed, or a sort of listless fight that just started from no-where - after three or four of them happening back-to-back, they really lose any sense of meaning or impact. Brawling is just part of the logistics.

I feel one star is too harsh, because it's certainly not the worst book I've ever picked up or read, but it was a really joyless slog to get to chapter 13.

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  • carl watkins
  • 05-04-2020

very funny

it was very funny and I was really enjoying it .what I would like to know is there a book before this one.

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