A novella, by James R. Tuck.
Shredding monsters is his stock and trade. He sniffs them out, tracks them down, and corners them. End of story. But when the tables are turned, expect the unexpected...
Knowing his enemy is a rule Deacon Chalk swears by. But he’s never seen anything like whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo’s most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in treetops. And he’s only got till sunrise to keep it from turning the entire city into a slaughterhouse. Now Deacon is in zoo lockdown with a handful of staffers to save. His zookeeper backup has more guts than monster-hunting experience. And the only chance Deacon has to run this thing to unholy ground is to risk unleashing his darkest, most uncontrollable instincts...
It's official. I absolutely adore Deacon Chalk.
James, you hooked me from the very beginning.
“What’s he a specialist in? Tattoos and guns?”
I smiled at Jimmy the zookeeper. “I’m the weird-shit
If this were a paper book, I wouldn't have been able to put it down. As it was an e-book, I read it until I got cross-eyed, gave my eyes a break and then kept going.
If this is any clue as to what the series will be like, you got me.
Hook, line and sinker.
And I am not generally an urban fantasy kind of gal.
That Thing at the Zoo is a great intro to James’s new series.Through this novella you really get to know the hero of the Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter series in this prequel to book one, Blood and Bullets.
Deacon is a supernatural bounty hunter who's been called to the Atlanta zoo to hunt down a rather nasty creature that’s been preying on both zoo employees and animals. With the help of Jimmy the zookeeper (owner of an epic mullet), Deacon takes on a vicious evil that just loves the taste of humans.
Available as an e-book at Amazon.