Steven Raines (you know, the man who made billions making an operating system that out-Microsoft-ed Microsoft?) has hired Alex Cheradon(private investigator) to look for his missing daughter. Good news: It's a million dollar payday. Bad news: she may be a Satanist hell bent on bringing the Devil to Earth.
The dead bodies are piling up. Vampires are crawling out of the woodwork. And there's something named Pookie that's lurking around the corner.
Breathtakingly paced, the jokes and wisecracks fly fast as Alex races against the clock to save the day.
In this action packed follow up to Fruitbasket from Hell, private investigator Alex Cheradon is faced with a nail biting case.
Reeling from the public relations nightmare that accompanied accidentally tackling a senator's daughter, Alex is approached by man with a lethal case of amnesia. He wants to hire Alex to find out who he is, and since he just happens to have a winning lotto ticket that's worth 10 million dollars, money's no object. But as Alex starts to look into the man's past he finds more questions then answers and a whole lot of people out to kill him.
The clock is officially ticking. The crazies are coming out of the woodwork. And it's down to Alex to save the day.
In his third book, Alex Cheradon, private investigator, wants nothing more to then lay low and ride out the repercussions from his previous time traveling mishaps. Unfortunately, his ex-girlfriend, Angie, has other ideas and drags him into his most bizarre case yet.
Giggles, the town’s most infamous midget, has run off with 10 million dollars. Vincent Jane, a nobody with nothing, is left holding the bill. If he doesn’t get that that 10 million back he’ll be paying for with his life.
Alex and Angie are caught in the middle and headed for a showdown with their toughest opponent yet: the malevolent, malicious Midget Mafia.
Volume 1 of Alex Cheradon is also available in easy to purchase digital collection:
Alex Cheradon is a private investigator. He used to have a partner, Devon Christian, a couple years back, but Christian went insane and Alex really doesn’t work with him anymore. These days Alex mostly works alone. Though, occasionally he'll team up with his ex-girlfriend, Angie, who's a hired gun and bounty hunter.
Since his first day on the job, Alex has found himself at the center of some very unusual cases:
-Crazy ex-partners who find themselves plagued with voices inside his head telling him to kill people.
-Cults bent on bringing demons to Earth.
-Cults bent on controlling the planet through advance scientific means.
-Husbands who are cheating on their wives with alternate reality versions of their wives.
-Lots of explosions.
-We’re really not kidding about the explosions. It’s kind of ridiculous how many there are.
-Honestly, the gunfight situation is just as bad as the explosion situation.
Today, however, Alex is going to face something very, very, very different. It will be something he has no point of reference for and no idea how to counter.
Today is going to be the first day of the rest of his life.
Alex Cheradon is a private investigator who’s had a string of bad luck lately, culminating in the absolute destruction of his home and office by his insane ex-partner, Devon Christian. But things are starting to look up now that Jonathon Bragan, the most powerful mobster in Clayton City has taken Alex under his wing.
Only mere moments after Alex discovers his brand new office/home (complete with a kitchenette and walls), thanks to the questionable generosity of Bragan, Christian blasts back into town again.
Only this time, he’s looking to destroy more than just Alex’s life. This time, Devon Christian’s got his sights set on destroying the whole world.
The Messr Building is located in the heart of downtown Callahan. It’s a building of architectural wonder. It’s visible from almost anywhere in the downtown area. And its home to the Darketo Sanction, a top-secret organization that’s housing the largest collection of mad scientists anywhere in the country.
Two weeks ago, the security system in the Messr Building tried to kill every single human onsite and nobody knows why.
That’s why Alex Cheradon is on the case.
(Although, to be fair, it’s a building filled with a bunch of mad scientists. This one shouldn’t be too hard to figure out, right? Right?)
The Ybor Brothers, Clayton and Callahan, are the founders of the twin cities, Clayton and Callahan. Their legacies are shrouded in legends and mysteries. And more than one person has lost their mind, if not their lives, in pursuit of a mythical Ybor Treasure.
Alex Cheradon finds himself on the wrong end of a helping hand from Jonathon Bragan, Clayton City’s premier crime lord. All good things come with a price and Bragan’s price just may be too high.
The only way to break free from Bragan’s generosity may be for Alex to crack the mystery of the Ybor Brothers.
It shouldn’t be too hard, though. Just because everybody else who’s gone snooping around has ended up dead, doesn’t mean Alex will, too. Right?
There’s a fresh grave dug at the Fairfield Funeral Home and all it’s missing is a tombstone.
For months Alex Cheradon has been on the receiving end of a helping hand from Jonathon Bragan. But Bragan’s help has been nothing more than a careful manipulation of Alex. Bragan’s reaching the part of his plan where it’s time to make his true intentions known to Alex. Of course, when that happens, the price of Bragan’s help is going to come due as well.
Devon Christian is on the edge of sanity. The voices in his head get louder every day. At some point, he’s not going to be able to ignore those voices forever. And when he stops, there’s only one person at the top of his hit list.
And to top it off, there’s a Probability Engine loose in Clayton City. So the odds of everything going to Hell just increased dramatically.
This is it.
The big finale.
Everything’s coming to a head.
“For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth”
~Hunter S. Thompson
Peter Perkins was born and raised in Las Vegas. He’s jaded local through and through. So nobody’s more surprised than him when a sleazy street magician cons him out of a priceless family heirloom. So Peter Perkins does the only thing he can think of:
He gets help.
From Alex Cheradon.
Wait a minute.
Alex Cheradon? What’s he doing in Vegas?
It’s a whole new town.
It’s a whole new story.
It’s the same old Alex.
“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.”
~ Will Rogers
Marko the Magnificent is one of the greatest magicians Las Vegas has seen in the last fifteen years. And now, in the theater of Millennium Hotel and Casino, he’s performed his greatest trick ever:
Marko the Magnificent has disappeared.
And not a single, solitary person knows where he went.
(And, yes, they checked the trap doors under the stage first.)
Since Alex and his crew have so much time on their hands, what with all the people that keep dying at the Millennium, naturally they've taken on this case as well. And where it leads them? Well, *that* may be Marko’s greatest trick.
“A little bit of this town goes a very long way.”
~ Hunter S. Thompson
The Millennium Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has a problem. Since opening four months ago, nine guests have died and hundreds of employees have simply just…vanished.
Naturally, Alex Cheradon is on the case.
Now it’s six weeks later and things have gotten a little…worse.
Instead of finding out what happened to the guests that got them killed or where the missing employees have gone off to, Alex has been caught up with werewolves, vampires, and a helicopter explosion that took out several rooms on the Millennium’s upper floors.
What simply started out as a publicity nightmare has turned into genuine disaster.
Now the hotel is empty, shut down and unlikely to ever open its doors again.
And, of course, nobody still knows what happened to those nine guests and hundreds of employees, how to fix it, or how to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Needless to say, from this point on, it’s only going to get worse.
Alex Cheradon Volume 3 concludes here.
Hopefully he survives long enough to get a fourth volume.