Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm
(The Collector)

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Synopsis

Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls.
 
Sam’s job is to collect the souls of the damned, and ensure their souls are dispatched to the appropriate destination.
 
But when he’s dispatched to collect the soul of a young woman he believes to be innocent of the horrific crime that’s doomed her to Hell, he says something no Collector has ever said before.
 
“No.”
 
File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Souled Out | Damned If You Don’t | Collector Mania | On The Run ]
 
e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-219-4


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About Chris F. Holm

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Chris Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop with a penchant for crime fiction.  It was the year of punk rock and Star Wars, two influences that to this day hold more sway over him than perhaps his wife would like.   His stories have appeared in a slew of publications, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Beat to a Pulp, and Thuglit.  He has been an Anthony Award nominee, a Derringer Award finalist, and a Spinetingler Award winner.   He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and a noisy, noisy cat.  When he’s not writing, you can find him on his porch, annoying the neighbours with his guitar.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Angry Robot. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Collection of an innocent soul can throw off the balance of good and evil and spark a chain of events that leads to the end of the world, biblical style.

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New York Journal of Books

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“. . . urban fantasy treasure . . . With a candid style that exhibits solid confidence and finesse, Chris Holm pulls readers in and pins us to the edge of our seats with a cleverly conceived story that is flawlessly executed.”

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Open Book Society

And we know how special life is.” Dead Asleep is for dreamers everywhere.

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Open Book Society

It’s what has to be done, but when he gets orders to take the soul of Kate, a 17 year old who has just murdered her father, mother and brother, Sam realizes that something is very wrong and he has to protect Kate at any cost.

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Mysterious Reviews

For example, the angels and demons here — Sam is one of the latter — have no physical being and must assume a living — or dead — person in order to interact with those in the "real" world.

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Jacksonville.com

Things haven't shaken out Sam Thornton's way for quite some time.

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SFFWorld.com

Sam Thornton is a Collector: one of the Damned, eternally cursed to collect souls, usually by inhabiting recently-dead bodies and then touching the victim in question.

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Fantasy Literature

In the midst of a whirlwind of action, Sam is also trying to figure out why anyone would want him to collect a soul that doesn’t warrant damnation, a thorny problem causing Sam — and the reader — to consider the questions of free will and eternity.

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Fantasy Literature

As Sam struggles to keep Kate alive and work out the puzzle of the murders, Holm also unfolds the poignant story of how Sam became a Collector.

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The British Fantasy Society

Sam is a Soul Collector, a courier of damned souls bound for Hell.

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Savannah Now

Similarly, Kate is not just some helpless human caught up in events but demands, much to Sam's frustration, to take an active role in helping Sam find a solution.

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