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Deicide by M.K. Gibson
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
Series: Agents of MORTAL #1
Published by Amber Cove Publishing on March 25, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours, 19 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
What happens when all the myths, legends, and things that go bump in the night come out to the world as real? Well, the world does as it always does: it rejected them.
Welcome to Avalantis, Alaska, the world’s first supercity with over 50 million myth and mundane citizens and home of those rejected by society. Although due to pesky things like murder end explosions, there are a few fewer citizens. When the former Greek god Hermes dies, three unusual cops from the Avalantis PD are recruited into a secret organization known as MORTAL, who has apparently been watching the Myths for longer than mankind realizes.
Their mission is to find and apprehend the mysterious figure known as “The Laughing Man,” the one responsible for a recent string of deaths. These three new recruits will have to use all their skill, strength, and wits to find and defeat the “The Laughing Man.” That is, if they don’t kill each other first.
I’ve been a huge fan of M.K. Gibson ever since I listened to Villains Rule in 2017 (another highly recommended listen with Jeffery Kafer as the narrator). I was really excited to see where he went with the next world he built and I was not sorry to go down this road.
Gibson has built a world that crosses Brooklyn 99 with that of gods, shifters, vampires and other myths. The issues with gods being back in the world is that they are no longer being worshiped as they once were, and they are constantly looking for that power again. That is until they find a drug that can give them that feeling again.
MORTAL is a police force that tries to police the myths back in the world. Jesse is a new recruit, working on a temporary basis to see if she has the right stuff to make the team. She reminds me a bit of Santiago. She does everything by the book and wants to move up the ranks to be a super cop. There is also Cassandra, who is very sexual and drives Jesse crazy with her ability to be a great cop and still be very sexual. There is also R.B., Gaby and more. This team works really well together, not only as a police unit, but also as just a fun group of friends and the banter is wonderful. Don’t get me started on the bets. LOL
Anyway, this a fun first book in a series I know I’m going to love. It mixes two things I really enjoy in books: Police stories and the supernatural. I’ve already been talking it up with people I work with or well, with anyone who will listen.
This book is narrated by the great Jefferey Kafer and the wonderful Heather Costa. I’ve listened to both of them before, but this is my first time listening to the two of them together. They each took on sections depending on a male or female POV. They were both great at the large cast of characters. I loved how well they paired together. If you’ve never listened to either of these two, I highly recommend you check them out.
Listen to a clip: HERE
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Your excitement about this book is infectious, Melanie? Definitely checking it out.
I had such a great time with this story. I hope you get a chance to try it, Jonetta.
This looks really interesting. I like the concept and the cover is eye catching.
It is a very fun story. Lots of action and humor.
I love the supernatural/police procedural combo too, this sounds really good!
I do love police stories and paranormal, so I love when the two are combined. 🙂
I enjoyed those reviews you did on his previous series so I’m glad you got more of the fun and your fav narrator back. One of these days… LOL
I’ve had a lot fun Gibson’s stories, adding in Kafer is always a plus. Heather Costa is really good too.
Great review of a new-to-me UF series. It sounds awesome and an excellent narrator, too.
I’m a huge fan of this author and narrators. I love their work.
I really like the sound of the world that this story is set in. I have listened to Jeffrey Kafer’s narration before and do enjoy his work. I could see myself enjoying this one.
Kafer is really great at bringing out the humor in his stories. And there is a ton of humor in MK Gibson’s stories.
So. Much. Catnip! I need this book, lol. Good review!
Thanks, Bea. This is a fun start to a series.
oooooh I’ll add it to my wishlist!
I hope you get a chance to try it, Melliane.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW HE HAD A NEW BOOK?? I must have it. You had me at Brooklyn 99. I just loved his last UF and I hope to gods he does more in that series!!
AHH! So sorry, I thought I pinged you about it! Apologies. If you want a review copy, ping me on twitter or FB! 🙂 And if you mean more in the last series as the sequel to She Dreams of Fire, I finished it and sent it to publisher a couple days ago 🙂
I think you’ll have fun with this one, Jen.