Monster and demon hunting fiction has always held a special place in my heart, from blockbuster series like Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia and The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher to a ton of lesser-known novels and series in between.
One series much deserving of more attention is Beasts of Burdin by Alexander Nader. The series follows Ty Burdin, a generational demon hunter suffering burnout. The hard drinking and chain smoking hero of the books just wants to be left alone, but the Agency, a worldwide network of demon hunters, isn’t about to let him retire.
Nader’s writing is hard boiled and pulls no punches. His voice is reminiscent of a blend of Stephen Kind and Raymond Chandler, with a gift for metaphor that is second to none.
Beasts of Burdin could be best categorized as Tennessee Noir, a unique mix of mid-20th century hardboiled detective novels and Joe Lansdale—if one were to pluck the author out of East Texas and drop him in hill country. The books are octane-fuled, pull no punches, and are very, very hard to put down.
I highly recommend you check it out.