Series: Monster Hunter Memoirs
Published by Baen on December 6th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Horror, Urban Fantasy
Source: Personal Copy
Reviewed by: James
NIGHTMARE IN THE BIG EASY
With New Orleans out of control, Chad Oliver Gardenier, one of Monster Hunter International’s premier hunters, has been dispatched from Seattle to reinforce the beleaguered members of MHI'S Hoodoo Squad in their fight against the darkness.
Chad had once taken a werewolf while wearing only jogging gear. With half a dozen or more loup garou appearing every full moon, mysterious shadow demons, houdoun necromancers, fifty-foot bipedal crocodiles showing up every couple of months and more vampires than a Goth concert, New Orleans in the '80s gives a whole new perspective to the term “Hell on Earth.” In fact, more monsters are popping up than crawfish at a fais do do! Chad may be able to collect enormous bounties for the monsters he kills. But there’s one catch: he has to stay alive to do it!
At this point I’m pretty sure that John Ringo asked himself at the beginning of each Monster Hunter Memoirs book what was something cool that he could add to the Monster Hunter universe that Larry Corriea hadn’t done. With GRUNGE John Ringo answered the question, what would happen if a monster hunter could talk to monsters? In SINNERS, John Ringo takes on what would happen if everyone knew about monsters?
SINNERS takes place in New Orleans, a city long known for its supernatural tendencies. So in New Orleans all of the locals know about monsters, and they recognize that MHI is there to help and protect them. However, one of the reasons that everyone in New Orleans knows about the supernatural is because New Orleans is a hot spot for it. So Chad and MHI’s HooDoo squad have their hands full the entire time. This leads to a lot of the stuff that makes the Monster Hunter series great… Kickin’ monster butt and takin’ names, with explosions and swords.
SINNERS is an amazing addition to the MHI universe, and I’m sad that there is only one book left in the Monster Hunter Memoirs series. John Ringo has added so much to the MHI universe and I hope that he will write more in the universe in the future, but we still have SAINTS too look forward too sometime this year.Series Titles:
- If you liked Monster Hunter Memoirs, you should check out the book that started it all Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia