Bob Moore: Desperate Times (Bob Moore, #2)
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Bob Moore: Desperate Times (Bob Moore #2)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Super powered humans started appearing 30 years
ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private
Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate
him with a thought. Bob Moore: Desperate Times,
the action-packed sequel to Bob Moore: No Hero,
finds Bob working with his super-powered ex-wife
to foil a terrorist plot. But a new super, the most
powerful anyone has ever seen, arr...more
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published October 30th 2011
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Kyle Timmermeyer
I was blown away by No Hero. This second effort doesn't quite live up to the first. Desperate Times gradually lost focus, especially toward the conclusion, with too many weak tangential subplots. I don't imagine paying for Bob Moore's next adventure without first reading a really good sample chapter. If there is a larger perspective that I am missing, and perhaps stronger subsequent books prompt me to reread, I would be glad to alter my stance, but rereading Desperate Times isn't in the cards at...more
There are at least two plots going on here, and they don't play well together. One of them is big and world changing as far as the status quo that was established in the previous novel is concerned. It feels like one of those big, summer, "we're changing everything you know about our universe!" events we seem to get every year from every major comic book publisher. Which fits, seeing as the novel is set in a world populated by a large number of super powered individuals. But they aren't our main...more
Hayley Stewart
Ever since the first book - Bob Moore: No Hero - I enjoyed the idea of his world where Supers first started appearing in the 70s, changing the way their world and, more subtly, the technology available to tippys works. It's close enough to us to be believable but at the same time is a giant enough step away to draw you in to a fantastical world.

This book starts off with a tragic event that has everyone on high alert and rioting in the street and our favourite PI trying not to be thrust into the...more
I cannot express how sad it makes me to only be giving this book a 3-star review.

I loved "No Hero," the previous entry in Bob Moore's series. Aside from one small issue with the writing style, I thought it was a fantastic book, the sort of thing I'm looking for every time I pick up a superhero novel and so rarely feel.

Desperate Times, while giving the author more time and space to flesh out everything (or maybe because of it), feels like it suffers from a lack of focus.

First, the good: (view sp...more
A new and improved Bob Moore is back. Bob is a PI in a world of super heroes but he doesn't have any powers himself. When most of the world superheroes are destroyed by an insane collegue it's hard to see how Bob, a normal person with no powers can make a difference in stopping the rest being wiped out. However, Bob has brains and connections and knows how to use both. This book is a big improvement on the first short novel in this universe and I'll be looking out for more books in this series....more
David Teachout
The first book created a wonderful world of superpowers and a lone man who is definitely not a hero but you root for anyway. This book takes that world and the lone man and blows it all up into an incredible story, one where the supers are vulnerable the loner gets fleshed out to a degree that makes him impossible to not love. There is no way to stop reading once the story starts and the ending leaves you wanting to read it all over again. This is writing at its finest, entertaining but endearin...more
This was a really fun, exciting read! It had just about everything I wanted in his last book, but more of it! If you like super heroes and noir-style detectives, this book will be right up your alley.
Dawn Betts-Green
I love this series! Can't wait for the next one!
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Tom Andry is the Associate Editor of and host of the AV Rant podcast. He’s been writing mostly reviews but has lately returned to his prose roots. He has written many unpublished short stories, poems, and a few screenplays that may still be produced. He’s the father of three boys affectionately nicknamed Punkalicious, Captain Evil, and Neo. He’s happily married and currently reside...more
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