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Monster Hunter International

original cover by Oleg Volk

Monster Hunter International 


Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. 

It turns out that monsters are real.  All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows.  Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry.  On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living.  Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business.     

And now Owen is their newest recruit.  It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem.  An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta.  Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way.  With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves.

Business is good…

Welcome to Monster Hunter International. 

MHI was a huge hit, and made the Entertainment Weekly and Locus bestseller lists. It is now in its fourth printing.

First Seven Chapters posted for free at Baen’s Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter International here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter International here


Baen cover by Alan Pollack.




Monster Hunter Vendetta: 

Available now in E-Book.  Paperback coming September 2010.

Cover by Alan Pollack


Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old One’s invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

The Sample Chapters for free:

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter Vendetta here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter Vendetta here

Book One of the Grimnoir Chronicles:  Hard Magic 


Coming in trade paperback May 2, 2011 from Baen Books. 




Art by Zachary Hill. Cover forthcoming.


Cover for Hard Magic, by Alan Pollack

 Jake Sullivan is a war hero, a private eye—and an ex-con. He’s free because he has a magical talent, being able to alter the force of gravity in himself and objects in his vicinity, and the Bureau of Investigation calls on him when they need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical talents. But the last operation he was sent along to help with went completely wrong, and Delilah Jones, the woman the G-men were after, who just happened to be an old friend of Jake’s in happier times, had a lot of magical muscle with her, too much muscle for the cops to handle, even with Jake’s help.


Seven Free Sample Chapters: 

From Barnes & Noble Buy Hard Magic here

From Amazon Buy Hard Magic here



Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he’s also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be werewolf.  When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business. But another force is working to bring about the creation of a whole new species of werewolf. When darkness falls, the final hunt begins, and the only thing standing in their way is a handful of locals, a lot of firepower, and Earl Harbinger’s stubborn refusal to roll over and play dead.

cover by Alan Pollack

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter Alpha here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter Alpha here


 Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. 

Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world’s most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die. When Dead Six compromises his objective, Lorenzo has a new job: Find and kill Valentine.

As allegiances are betrayed and the nation descends into a bloody civil war, Lorenzo and Valentine must face off.  Two men. Two missions. Only one will win. 

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Dead Six here

From Amazon Buy Dead Six here


Cover by Kurt Miller.


Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in #2 of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s. But when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir. The knights must become fugitives while they attempt to discover who framed them.

Things go from bad to worse when Jake Sullivan, former P.I. and knight of the Grimnoir, receives a telephone call from a dead man—a man he helped kill. Turns out the Power jumped universes because it was fleeing from a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. That predator has just landed on Earth.

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Spellbound here

From Amazon Buy Spellbound here

Coming September 2012, Monster Hunter Legion

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy Monster Hunter Legion – Limited Signed Edition here

From Amazon Buy Monster Hunter Legion – Limited Signed Edition here


A hardcover omnibus of my first 3 Monster Hunter novels.

The Sample Chapters for free: At Baen Webscriptions

From Barnes & Noble Buy The Monster Hunters here

From Amazon Buy The Monster Hunters here

And Hard Magic has been translated into French:

593 Responses to My Novels

  1. Erick/Apple a Day says:

    SWEAR to me that you will be selling MHI patches as well as the book. You put that logo on a pin and a hat and I’ll take two of each!

    • Muad says:

      hey, i’m a reader of bean books authors. i read your sample liked it and then picked up the book. IT WAS SWEET.
      i normally only read military sif-fi or books more into the sciences. anyhow. I WANT A PATCH TOO. oh and pins ^^

      • Oren T says:

        Larry, I’m about 2/3 through Dead Six and love it, can’t wait for more!

        Hey, I managed to sell a kidney and bought a copy of your self-published MHI. Now I’d like to send it to you for an autograph. Same with my copy of MHA. Going to start Spellbound as soon as I finish DS.

        Any movement on a HB special edition of MHI? I vote for an embossed leather cover.

    • Esli says:

      I will totally buy the patch, this made me stop loving Van Helsing and replace him with the better hunter, OWEN!!!

    • Just finished reading Legion and loooovvvveeed it. I have just posted a review on my Book Review blog and would love the chance to do an interview with you.

  2. 10% says:

    I would also like one of the patches. Any chance we can see a special release that includes the book and patch together?

  3. bogie says:

    Larry, I know where you can get pins… And banners… and posters…

    You GOTTA come to the creek!

  4. Strings says:

    Can I get put down for a hat, book, couple of patches, and a couple of pins? 😉

    My colors SO need one of those patches!

  5. Red Tornado says:

    I’m with the crowd in that I need a patch as well as the book. I juyst found your blog and it’s already one of my favorites. Can’t wait for MHI!

  6. correia45 says:

    I’ll be taking preorders on the book probably around the end of October, with it being out around the new year.

    I was thinking about doing signed copies and patches for everybody on the preorder.

    • Big Tony says:

      Hey Larry I am a huge fan and the one responsible for getting your book on the California reading list, even if it was only for a few school. But the kids love it, its a though neighborhood and the girls like the the the female characters in the books aren’t in need of constant rescue plus the boy just like anthing that goes boom. Anyway I was wondering if you’d put out any sample chapters for “Monster Hunter Legion” or how I can get on the preorder list. Thanks for you time and all the great books!

  7. hrgrisso says:

    Count me in for any pre-orders. Need inspiration! lol. Just kidding man.

  8. AnonymousCoward says:

    Remember to make a (slight) variant of the patch for the members of the Order of the PreOrder. When you later sell thousands of patches to your adoring fans, the originals will remain special.

  9. Karla (threadbndr) says:

    OH YEAH! I’ve been waiting for this one for over a year now. Put me down for a book and patch times 2. I think that the Marine!goth would like a set, too.

    I follow your stories (and LawDog’s) over on THR, though I don’t post there. (lurkersRus)

  10. Steven T says:

    If I can help finance your printing, let me know.

  11. Flintlock Tom says:

    Please don’t make me do the research…why 1895?

  12. correia45 says:

    1895 was the founding of Monster Hunter International.

    I should have a date set for the preorder in the next few days.

  13. correia45 says:

    1895 was the founding of Monster Hunter International.

    I should have a date set for the preorder in the next few days.

  14. Jeff says:

    Cant wait for the pre-order, loved the Nightcrawler stuff…cant wait for MHI. I want a patch too!
    oh, and HK hates me because I suck!

  15. James says:

    I’m really interested in the book, and I’d love to have a patch like that.

    HK hates me because I don’t buy their stuff.

  16. Casey says:


    I need one of those MHI patches for my Flight Suit. Oh, and I’m in for a book as well. I will be pre-ordering as well, provided I can get online when it opens.

    I forsee this opening up a lot more “what caliber for XX mythical beast” discussions on THR

  17. hrgrisso says:

    Well Um yeah, count me in on the preorder! I can’t read it till I’m done on my side but I’m just looking at this as extra incentive!

  18. txgho1911 says:

    I want a preorder copy with patches. So this will be the self published version?
    I count the gargoyles now. hehehe

  19. Hooz says:


    +1 on the pre-order.

  20. cmblake6 says:

    Looks brilliant so far. Think I’ll have to have one of each of those. Back to the top of the page to order.

  21. dzimmerm says:

    I have snail mailed you a check and I am looking forward to the patch and the book.

    I really liked your MHI sample chapter and so did the Wife!

    I have not followed your Nightcrawler series on THR due to my place of employment blocking the THR website. I will need to back track and start reading them in my off hours. I did read a few beginning chapters when it first came out before it got blocked. It was excellent reading.


  22. RHorst says:

    Pre-ordered and anxiously awaiting!!!

  23. Nelson says:

    Just found out about the new novel today!Looks good, in fact I’ll snail mail an order out in the a.m. tomorrow . Do you still have any patches?

  24. Doug says:

    So, do you have books and patches at the store? I’ll try to drop by Sat. if you do.

  25. 10% says:

    Read it, and loved it! When does the next one come out? =)

    Heck, you could do a new team patch for each book!

  26. RIckR says:

    Just finished your book, its a wild ride! I loved it.

    Guns, Monsters, Heroes, Villians, & the hero gets the girl. What more is there in a book?

    Looking forward to the next one, hopefully OZP doesn’t get beat up so much in the second one. I was starting to have sympathy pains for him LOL!!

  27. Ross says:

    Larry, I repeat… you’re a Evil Bastard.

    I had a VERY difficult time putting that book down!! And now I’ve got to wait until you write another…

    OK, in all seriousness, I’m VERY impressed in MHI – even more so when I realize that it’s a first book! That’s getting a permanent place on my bookshelf.

    And I’d still like to know when MHI is recruiting for their next class…

  28. Keegan says:

    I LOVED your book! it was easily the best thing I’ve read in a long time. Please tell me you have plans for a sequel or ten!

  29. Penguin says:

    I just finished reading the book. Very good I enjoyed it very much.

  30. Gerry says:

    Great book! Excellant charactors, good plot and very funny dialogue.

    Best of luck on the sequel.

    I can’t decide if the patch goes on my bug out bag or rifle case.

  31. Loving the book, but you need to put up a bit about the creatures in the book, like Humboldt Folk? What are they?

  32. princewally says:

    What are the chances that you will sell the patches separately?

  33. Larry-reading the book right now. Good stuff, and a great change of pace from Clausewitz, Colin Gray, and the National Counter Terrorism Strategy that I have to read for class.

    Question: What made you decide on the SCAR-H for the cover?

  34. John says:

    I wish I had bought the preorder with the patch. so far it has circled through 3/4ths of my family and we all agree HBO miniseries.

    I look forward to the continuation.

    Harbinger and Franks are still my favs.

  35. Tony says:

    I just finished MHI, it isTHE best book I haveread in a long time. Tell me you’re writing a sequel.

  36. James says:

    Hey, I’m Ben’s friend and I work with him. Awesome book man. Can’t wait for the next. One question though. Send me an email on it if you would. In the end someone dies whos’s name is Gus. I can’t remember him from any where in the book. Who is htat guy? P.S. You killed me with the orcs and and the painted white hands on the armor.

  37. Jack Brown says:

    You, sir, are an evil, evil man. 0525. That’s when I got to *sleep* this morning.

    Loved the Sluggy Freelance reference on Boone’s team patch.

    When’s the sequel?

  38. Wow!!! What a great book!! I have had to force myself to stop reading and get sleep, but its so good i wanted to just finish in one reading. I can’t wait for the sequel!! I would love to see you get it made into a movie. I would and so would the rest of my family be glued to our chairs. I am telling everyone that I know to read this book!!!

  39. Ward says:


    awesome book! Saw it mentioned first at MadOgre, did some research, and next thing I know the BBT is dropping a box from Amazon filled with the book world’s equivalent of crack cocaine. Read it from cover to cover in one night – seems to be a common theme in the comments.

    Can’t wait for the sequel! WRITE FASTER!!!

  40. Daniel Reimers says:

    Fantastic book. Eagerly awaiting the next. Bravo.

  41. Dave Adams says:


    Glad I picked up your book at the last gun show – it was nice talking with you. I finished the book today and absolutely loved it! I can’t wait for MHI 2 to be published – I echo the sentiments above – WRITE FASTER!!!

    Thanks for a great read. I want a patch as well, gonna look nice on my Multi-Cam TRUs.

    So, since I don’t have another MHI novel to read, I have been renting every zombie/vampire movie I can get my hands on. I’m even playing online zombie games (The Last Stand parts 1 and 2) – and

    These should keep your readers entertained for a bit! Thanks again Larry – keep up the good work!

  42. RJ says:

    I’m looking forward to the book.

    Ever heard of Bureau 13?

  43. K Hill says:

    This book is totaly in my top 5 (and I read a lot of books) more accuratly its in a tie for #1

  44. K Hill says:

    lm sorry l changed my mind… it is #1

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  47. Assrot says:

    No hard cover release? I have a huge library. I am a voracious reader. I keep every book I buy and read. I’ve never liked to buy paperbacks because they don’t last.

    Although I work and teach in the Information Technology field, I’m old school when it comes to books. I want to hold a good, hard cover book in my hand not some cheap paperback that will fall apart in a year and I can’t stand reading PDFs, Ebooks etc.

    I hear a lot of good about your book. Any chance of getting a hardback version?


  48. ORION says:

    I’m on p. 337 (Again, I’m re-reading it) and I’m getting Goose Bumps! I can’t wait for the second book.

  49. Mad Yank says:


    I’m a regular over at Baen’s Bar, and already registered as a customer at Webscriptions.
    PLEASE tell me I’ll be able to pick up hat and patch along with my eBook and dead tree versions?

  50. China says:

    Hi Larry! I am a14 year old girl with a passion for monsters, guns and anything weird and dangerous. I am reading MHI for the again and it seems better this time around! But I have a question: What is a Luska? You mentioned it a couple of times in the book and its been bugging me. Nothing comes up when I google search it and I can’t find anything on wikipedia. Is it something you made up? Please tell me! I’m going insane!! (Actually I already went insane, but thats not my point)

    P.S. MHI is possibly the best book I have ever read and I would just like to say that Owen Z. Pitt would murder Harry Potter.

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