Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Adventures of Basil and Moebius by Larry Hama

Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox are two rough and tough fellas that love the same woman.  That alone could make them mortal enemies but when someone steals their love, they join forces to get her back.  That doesn't work out well...

Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 10th.

Moebis is a good looking dark haired almost feminine looking male who is a great shot.  Basil is ex-military and can use almost anything for a weapon, the more firepower the better.  He's a bit like Harrison Ford with a wider build.  

These two form an unlikely alliance in an attempt to make some money by thievery.  It wouldn't have been a bad thing except it doesn't go like they planned and they come to the attention of someone who wants them to work for him.  This is where the adventure jumps into science fiction.

There is a collector who looks human, has lots of money and power, and wants certain artifacts.  He's willing to pay them for their labors in recovery.  Once they try and succeed despite the dangers and a few facts the collector didn't share, he binds them to him.  This is done by a strange tattoo that comes to life when they are being summoned.  If that wasn't enough to make you upset, the human turns into a monster when he shows his real self.

Basil and Moebius will keep you reading and wondering how they will survive their adventures.  So far they have.  But I dread to think of what's going to happen when the collector has all he needs...

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