Shadows Bite

The Art of Arrow Cutting (Volume 2 of 3)

Stephen Dedman

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Something is amiss in Los Angeles. A body vanishes from the morgue. The errant son of L.A.'s most notorious necromancer has unleashed demons that not even his father can control. Real vampires are suddenly appearing among the wannabes at the Crypt, a local goth café. And a yakuza boss has put out a contract on stuntman Charlie Takumo's friend Michelangelo "Mage" Magistrale, seeking vengeance--and a magical "key" that unlocks enormous power.

The plight of Takumo and Mage deepens when they're caught up in a series of mysterious night time deaths that suddenly plagues the City of Angels. Caught in a deadly crossfire between assassins and terrors from ancient legend, they'll need all of Takumo's fighting skills--and Mage's magic--if they want to survive to see the dawn, because . . .

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1TakumoPlummer climbed up onto the tiny balcony, confident that he'd made almost no sound, then looked with scorn at the locks on the security screen and sliding glass door. He reached into his pocket for his picks, and after less than a minute, slowly inched both doors open a crack. He resisted the urge to chuckle when they moved; Lowe had warned him that the target was supposed to be some sort of eccentric security wizard. An instant later, he heard a drumming, the beat somewhere between military and disco. He blinked, then recognized the tune from his junior high days; "Billy

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"Dedman's tale is fast-paced and gripping to the end." --Booklist

"One of the better bloodsucker books on the shelves." -- San Diego Tribune

"A rousing, fun adventure story." --Publishers Weekly

"Snappy dialogue and fast-paced action." --Library Journal

"Shadow's Bite's distinctive blend of the supernatural, Southern California, and the martial arts action puts the book right smack in the literary tradition of Steven Barnes." --Locus

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Stephen Dedman

Stephen Dedman is the author of the novels Foreign Bodies and The Art of Arrow Cutting. The latter was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Horror Novel. His award-nominated short fiction has appeared in most major genre magazines, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov's, and SF Age, as well as such highly regarded anthologies as Little Deaths, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Dreaming Down Under, and Centaurus. A collection of his short work, The Lady of Circumstances, was published in 1999. He lives in Perth, Australia, and is currently working on a third novel of magic noir.

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Shadows Bite
Stephen Dedman

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Tor Books
March 2003
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ISBN: 9781429972802
ISBN10: 1429972807
336 pages
$7.99
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