Desperate Souls

Desperate Souls In this action packed novel Jake Helman the ex cop and zombie killer has set up shop as a private investigator in lower Manhattan When a woman hires Jake to prove that her dead grandson is dealing a

  • Title: Desperate Souls
  • Author: Gregory Lamberson
  • ISBN: 9781605421704
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this action packed novel, Jake Helman the ex cop and zombie killer has set up shop as a private investigator in lower Manhattan When a woman hires Jake to prove that her dead grandson is dealing a deadly new drug called Black Magic on a Brooklyn street corner, Jake uncovers a plot by a vicious drug lord to use voodoo to seize the streets of New York City Gun wieldinIn this action packed novel, Jake Helman the ex cop and zombie killer has set up shop as a private investigator in lower Manhattan When a woman hires Jake to prove that her dead grandson is dealing a deadly new drug called Black Magic on a Brooklyn street corner, Jake uncovers a plot by a vicious drug lord to use voodoo to seize the streets of New York City Gun wielding zombie assassins, hallucinations, and betrayal confront Jake at every corner, but voodoo creates terror than zombies, and Jake finds himself poised on the edge of insanity as he fights to restore the soul of the one person he trusts A combination of hard core horror and hard boiled crime fiction, this thriller is gripping and suspenseful.

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    1. I have varied reasons for reading books: recommendations, research, writing tips, or because a friend has written one, but sometimes I get the chance to read a book purely because I want to enjoy it, and no other reason.Desperate Souls is the second instalment of the Jake Helman files, and after reading the first, I had high hopes for this one. I'm so pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed. Much of the same style, as you'd expect with a sequel - the concept was great, the gore and horror remi [...]

    2. Gregory Lamberson is a man of many talents. Most recently praised for his film making (see our review of Slime City Massacre), we can't forget that he is also an accomplished author. To that end, Lamberson returns to taunt his readers with Desperate Souls, the sequel to 2004's Personal Demons, and the second book to his "Jake Helman Files" series. After seven years, you might think the character of Jake Helman might be a little rusty. You'd be wrong.Picking up just a short while after the end of [...]

    3. It’s been six long years since the first installment of Lamberson’s “Jake Helman Files,” and I’m happy to report the wait for his return was well worth it. If you haven’t read PERSONAL DEMONS (which was re-released as an affordable trade paperback in 2009, also from Medallion) you might want to before digging into DESPERATE SOULS (while not entirely necessary, there are a few “spoilers” in Jake’s second adventure that may ruin the first should one read the series out of order). [...]

    4. On the hunt for something to keep me entertained on my commute to and from work, I stumbled across Desperate Souls a novel by multi-talented Gregory Lamberson; and continues the tale of his creation, Jake Helman.From the synopsis, I wasn't expecting much more than some kind of pulpy cross-genre detective horror story but what I got was a pretty edgy, raw addition to the genre that has all the hallmarks of a film noir yet set in modern-day New York City, coupled with a zombie tale with a classic [...]

    5. In this second installment of The Jake Helman Files, the former cop, now private investigator, has discovered that zombies really do exist. While looking into the disappearance of a woman’s grandson Jake discovers that the drug Black Magic is turning its users into zombies…terally. Prince Malachi and his voodoo sorceress girlfriend Katrina have run all of the other drug lords out of business and they are poised to take over the entire city. They have also eliminated the availability of any o [...]

    6. Book 2 of the Jake Helman files was my least favorite of the series, but it's really the set up for book 4 which has been my favorite so far.This book takes place a little less than a year after the 1st one. Jake is now a Private Investigator with his own firm. He is hired by an elderly lady who wants to find her grandson. Her grandson has been caught up in the "Black Magic" craze. Black Magic is a new drug that is hitting the streets, it's highly addictive and users care for nothing more than g [...]

    7. The book captivated the mind and held the readers attention with its wonderful twists and turns. This book isn't for those with weak hearts due to its nature of gore and mature content. The book rarely has a dry moment and had me captivated and reading more late into the night.I would highly remcommend reading Desperate Souls however I'd suggest reading Personal Demons first. Although it isn't mandatory it would help the reader understand some of the minor references that can really make a huge [...]

    8. Totally rad!Who knew zombies could be smart?! These ones may not win awards for brains, but they definitely are not your normal zombies. These ones are vindictive, and scary as heck!This book is not for the faint of heart. It's graphic, loads of language, and riddled with drugs. So if you dislike any of the above, don't read it, but if you're like me and feed off violence, this is 100% for you.I think this is a great story, no matter how far-fetched I believe it to be. I'd still never mess with [...]

    9. Wow! Do you like Zombies? How about Witchcraft/Voodoo and a pact with a Demon? This is a very good book that far exceeded my expectations for the second book I have read from this author. This is a highly entertaining book that kept me turning the pages late at night.I am now a massive fan of this author and the way he writes. Highly entertaining is actually a understatement. I am going to start part 3 ASAP. I cannot reccomend a book or a series higher. Easily 5 starts out of 5!

    10. Ewwwww (view spoiler)[Losing an eye to a knife stabbing, grinding, and rotating is just gruesome. Gotta love it, gore horror fans! (hide spoiler)]. Our hero goes through a lot in this series; the action never ends. Love the voudon zonbis! Definitely horror and gore at it's finest. Lamberson pulls no punches.

    11. Zombies? nope Zonbies. An old school look at zomie fiction. Not your shambling walking dead, voodoo controlled, drug addled zonbies rule this book And Jake Helman takes the brunt of the damage.

    12. I got this book on a whim and then left it for days. I regreted it and thought I wouldnt like it. and then I started reading it. I was sucked in immediately. I loved this book and will be searching out more from this author

    13. This book was okay I'm not really sure what I did & didn't like about it. It was pretty much the same as the first book as in the beginning was a little boring then it starts speeding up a bit towards the middle then towards the end I was left scratching my head at the way that the author brought it to a close. I don't mean that in a bad way, I've always enjoyed books where I was positive I knew how it was gonna end & was totally thrown for a loop. And from the past 2 books I've read by [...]

    14. I picked this off the library shelf on a whim (what can I say? I'm a sucker for colorful covers). I was pleasantly surprised with it and am glad I did. Glad enough, in fact, that I plan to read the rest of the series, out of order though the reading may be. Enjoyed the noir detective feel to it and the zombiesexcuse me, zonbieswere a nice departure from the usual Walking Dead/Night of the Living Dead-style undead.

    15. Jake Helman P.I. is back in action fighting against a new drug that is taking over the streets. The interesting side effect of the drug is that it kills you dead. Then you reanimate as a zonbi under the control of an evil Bokor that will have you slinging this new drug on the nearest street corner. I felt that this story was a bit better than the first installment and look forward to where the author will take the story in the next book.

    16. Couldn't decide between 3 or 4 stars. Liked the book. It was different, kept me interested, and for the most part liked it. Though, some parts just honestly lost interest or were too slow, or even found parts of the book that could have been left out. For the most part liked the story/plot.

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