In this action-packed novel, Jake Helmanthe ex-cop and zombie killerhas set up shop as a private investigator in lower Manhattan. When a woman hires Jake to prove that her dead grandson is dealing a deadly new drug called Black Magic” on a Brooklyn street corner, Jake uncovers a plot by a vicious drug lord to use voodoo to seize the streets of New York City. Gun-wielding zombie assassins, hallucinations, and betrayal confront Jake at every corner, but voodoo creates more terror than zombies, and Jake finds himself poised on the edge of insanity as he fights to restore the soul of the one person he trusts. A combination of hard-core horror and hard-boiled crime fiction, this thriller is gripping and suspenseful.
"Dark fantasy fans will be impressed by this action-packed, gory, and witty read." --Publishers Weekly "Proving that the first Helman novel wasn't a one-off fluke, Lamberson (who's also written the werewolf novel The Frenzy Way , 2010) serves up another helping of action, horror, and supernatural mayhem." -- Booklist "With as much action-packed fighting scenes as Personal Demons, plenty of twists, some genuine scares, and a world where just about no one can be trusted, Desperate Souls is a surefire hit for anyone who loves cross-genre horror stories." -- The Horror Fiction Review "A bracing thriller. Greg Lamberson has cooked up a wicked potion of voodoo, drugs, revenge, double crosses, crooked cops, and the walking dead ... and in the process given us one hell of a great book. This is the tough kind of prose that leaves me breathless, and I can't wait for my next encounter with Jake Helman!" -- Joe McKinney, author, Dead City, Resistance, and Quarantined "There were also a few surprises that blindsided me to the point where I remember saying, 'Oh my God!' out loud. The action scenes were exciting, well executed, and had me on the edge of my seat." --Midnyte Reader "Readers will get the creepy crawlies as they visualize the zombies ... Gregory Lamberson is one of the bright new stars in the horror world." --Harriet Klausner, Midwest Book Review "This title is easily one of the best cross-genre efforts I have ever read. Moreover, it not only mashes up the detective and zombie subgenre but revamped my own thinking on zombie lore." --www.AndyErupts.com (January 2012)