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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