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The time is tomorrow. A meteor storm has allowed monsters of every order to run free across the planet. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and other atrocities are the new bad guys on the block. To deal with this prevalent threat to Mankind, various law enforcement agencies have created special divisions to deal with the monster epidemic. LAPD has created Monster Vice - ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 30th 2009 by iUniverse
(first published 2009)
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Jul 08, 2012 Anita rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I do not like this author's writing style. I think he was going for hard-boiled crime-fighter, but instead, he delivered depressing potty-mouth cynic. I felt no sympathy for the main character, even when the cop was forced to kill his own brother in the first chapter. (The brother is a minister who was turned into a werewolf.) The obscenities were incredibly strange and misplaced. It seemed like a story written by someone with Tourette's. (And I don't mind obscenity; it should just make sense in ...more
Fun premise at first, quickly grew tiresome and silly. The kid, was just plain annoying. One scene was given so much awkward emphasis leads me to wonder if the author has a latent priest fetish. Meh. And isn't Vice, a department for prostitution and the like? That might be a book I'd read..although with the obsession with penises, this book kinda qualifies for the name, I suppose.
I love cop/government agency fighting the supernatural, so this seemed really promising. Nope. This was such a train wreck. I just kept going because it was so unbelievable (decent writing but unappealing 1D characters, sloppy world building) but I reached my limit with "mercury tipped enema".