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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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: