Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, Book 1) by Peter Clines

By Peter Clines

The 1st novel in Peter Clines' bestselling Ex series.

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The effective Dragon. They have been heroes, utilizing their superhuman talents to make l. a. a greater place.

Then the plague of dwelling loss of life unfold world wide. Billions died, civilization fell, and town of angels was once left a desolate zombie wasteland.

Now, a yr later, the amazing Dragon and his partners defend a final few thousand survivors of their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. Scarred and traumatized through the horrors they've continued, the heroes struggle the armies of starving ex-humans at their citadel's gates, lead groups out to scavenge for supplies--and fight to be the symbols of power and wish the survivors so desperately need.

But the hungry ex-humans aren't the single threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk within the city's ruins. And quite a few miles away, one other team is slowly accumulating energy . . . led by means of an enemy with the main terrifying skill of all.

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He almost whispered. Then immediately he regained his composure. ” He stepped forward to greet us. “Heaven, welcome home. You changed your hair to the same color as your mother's. Blond . ” His voice drifted off, as if kidnapped by the past. “Oh, yes, I forgot, Tony,” I said quickly. “I told her she looks better with her natural bru- nette,” Logan quickly interjected as he stretched out a hand toward the surprised Tony. ” I introduced them as they shook hands. I could see Tony already sizing up Logan, taking his measure, scrutinizing his face for traces of his weaknesses and vulnerabilities to see where and how Tony might manipulate him to his will.

Behaving as a pair of newlyweds should. I'm glad you've begun your honeymoon at Farthy. The car's just outside. Don't worry about your baggage. I have a man looking after it. Let's get to Farthy, where you can relax and we can get to know one another quickly,” he told Logan. He turned to me again, his blue eyes now calm and unreadable. He had gotten hold of himself in his usual inimitable manner and was once again the man in complete control. ” I asked softly. “You'll see for yourself,” he said.

I shook my head. ” I asked. “It's best you see for yourself,” she said, almost in a whisper. “Mrs. Tatterton is at her vanity table, preparing for guests,” she added, tilting her round face to the right and nodding sadly. ” I looked toward the bedroom door. "I'd better get this over with," I said and knocked gently on it. After a moment I heard Jillian's voice. She sounded softer, younger, happier. ” I looked at Martha Goodman, who closed her eyes gently and nodded before returning to her chair, and then I entered.

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