Hammers On Bone
John Persons is a private investigator with a distasteful job from an unlikely client. HeÆs been hired by a ten-year-old to kill the kidÆs stepdad, McKinsey. The man in question is abusive, abrasive, and abominable. HeÆs also a monster, which makes Persons the perfect thing to hunt him. Over the course of his ancient, arcane existence, heÆs hunted gods and demons, and broken them in his teeth. As Persons investigates the horrible McKinsey, he realizes that he carries something far darker. HeÆs infected with an alien presence, and heÆs spreading that monstrosity far and wide. Luckily Persons is no stranger to the occult, being an ancient and magical intelligence himself. The question is whether the private dick can take down the abusive stepdad without releasing the holds on his own horrifying potential. Hammers on Bone is a new novella from rising author Cassandra Khaw.