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INHUMAN BEINGS

Carroll, Jerry Jay

54 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0441005292 / ISBN 13: 9780441005291
Published by Ace Trade, New York, 1998
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Title: INHUMAN BEINGS

Publisher: Ace Trade, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Softcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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After his dilapidated hotel is consumed in a flash of blue light, an ex-policeman turned San Francisco private eye is unable to shake his conviction that an evil alien force is about to invade Earth. By the author of Top Dog. Original.

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Jerry Jay Carroll's second novel, Inhuman Beings, is a cynical, hilarious blend of Raymond Chandler and Philip K. Dick. Former cop Goodwin Armstrong finds his detective agency getting mysteriously muscled out of business, and his only lead is a wacky dame who calls herself Princess Dulay. The princess has detected psychic vibrations indicating that aliens--in a ship the size of a bowling ball--have invaded Earth. It's no joke to Armstrong, as first his fleabag hotel mysteriously explodes, and then his contacts begin to disappear--or worse, start acting very unlike themselves. He can't trust anyone, or anything, as elevators plummet, security cameras swivel to watch his movements, and kamikaze seagulls plunge through skylights to attack him. Carroll's dialogue is witty, his hero engaging, and his story swift-paced. Altogether, Inhuman Beings is a satisfying science fiction adventure that proves to be just as entertaining as Carroll's first novel, the lighthearted fantasy Top Dog. --Blaise Selby

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