Slashback by Rob Thurman
A Cal Leandros Novel (Cal and Niko)

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...the fantasy elements in Slashback were not treated as fantasy. Monsters exist. That’s the reality that Cal and Niko live with... It lets you immerse yourself into the world that Thurman created...
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I stopped and let them circle me, first because it was intriguing and, second, because, honestly, what could they do? Only knives, but all armed, and that made them even more interesting. Interesting. Fun.

Playtime…

Taking on bloodthirsty supernatural monsters is how Caliban and Niko Leandros make a living. But years ago—before they became a force to be reckoned with—the brothers were almost victims of a very human serial killer.

Almost.

Unfortunately for them, that particular depraved killer was working as apprentice to a creature far more malevolent—the legendary Spring-heeled Jack. He’s just hit town. He hasn’t forgotten what the Leandros brothers did to his murderous protégé. He hasn’t forgotten what they owe him.
 
And now they are going to pay…and pay…and pay.…
 

About Rob Thurman

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Rob, short for Robyn (yes, he is really a she) Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows, deer, and wild turkeys. Many, many turkeys. She is also the author of the Cal Leandros Series: Nightlife, Moonshine, Madhouse, and Deathwish; has a story in the anthology Wolfsbane and Mistletoe; and is the author of Trick of the Light, the first book in the Trickster series. Besides wild, ravenous turkeys, she has a dog (if you don't have a dog, how do you live?)-one hundred pounds of Siberian husky. He looks like a wolf, has paws the size of a person's hand, ice blue eyes, teeth out of a Godzilla movies, and the ferocious habit of hiding under the kitchen table and peeing on himself when strangers come by. Fortunately, she has another dog that is a little more invested in keeping the food source alive. By the way, the dogs were adopted from shelters. They were fully grown, already housetrained, and grateful as hell. Think about it next time you're looking for a Rover or Fluffy. For updates, teasers, deleted scenes, and various other extras, visit Rob Thurman's website and her LiveJournal.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Roc. 353 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jia on Mar 14 2013

I don’t read much urban fantasy these days but I still consider the Leandros books to be go-to reads. They’re entertaining and fun...Throw in a rare situation where we see the normally composed Niko crack under the pressure, and Slashback re-confirmed my fondness for this series. Bring on the next one.

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Thurman does her usual stellar job of combining wisecracks and violence, but the relationship between Cal and Niko remains the heart of the series.

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Reviewed by hmhibbit on Feb 20 2013

...the fantasy elements in Slashback were not treated as fantasy. Monsters exist. That’s the reality that Cal and Niko live with... It lets you immerse yourself into the world that Thurman created...

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on Mar 08 2013

I have enjoyed all the books in this series, but Slashback has ensured that I will be waiting to snap up the next book on the day it comes out for as long as Rob Thurman keeps writing them.

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