The Locust Job (Daniel Faust #9) - Craig Schaefer

The first story ever told left a scar on the skin of the universe, with its characters doomed to an endless cycle of reincarnation and death. Trapped by his enemies, Daniel Faust — magician, mobster, and newly-minted knight of hell — has been cast in the role of the eternal Thief. Now the story is dead-set on writing his final chapter, the one that ends with a knife in his back.

The curse can’t be broken without tracking down the original Thief. The truth is buried beneath the legacy of a long-dead stage magician and a cache of occult relics from the 1940s, but Daniel and his crew aren’t the only hunters on this trail: so is a deadly new contender who blends sorcery with science, armed with a link to Daniel’s past — and a cult he thought he had destroyed long ago.

The doomsday clock is ticking, and more than Daniel’s own life is at stake. To save the day he’ll have to pull off the most daring heist of his criminal career, stealing a priceless treasure from a reality-bending madman, or die trying.

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Release date: December 2019
Genres: fantasyurban fantasy
Average rating: 10.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: March 10, 2020

Daniel Faust :: Series

Las Vegas. It's a city of big winners and bigger losers, where fortunes tumble with a roll of the dice. Under all the glitz and sleaze, though, there's another Vegas: a city infested by monsters in human skin, drenched in occult corruption. It's the kind of place where a dash of black magic and a gun could be the only thing standing between you and the gates of hell. The kind of place a man like Daniel Faust calls home.

Faust is nobody's hero. He's a card-carrying villain by trade, a thief and sorcerer just trying to make a dishonest buck in Sin City. He doesn't have to go looking for trouble, though: trouble finds him. Surviving by his wits, he does his best to save the day (if he absolutely has to), save his own skin (preferably), and beat the odds on his way to the next big score.

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Redemption Song (Daniel Faust #2)
The Living End (Daniel Faust #3)
A Plain-Dealing Villain (Daniel Faust #4)
The Killing Floor Blues (Daniel Faust #5)
The White Gold Score
The Castle Doctrine (Daniel Faust #6)
Double or Nothing (Daniel Faust #7)
The Neon Boneyard (Daniel Faust #8)
The Locust Job (Daniel Faust #9)