The Perdition Score: A Sandman Slim Novel
Sandman Slim is back on the straight and narrow, and hating every minute of it. Instead of being the scourge of all his enemies, he’s serving the Augur and trying to avoid killing and smashing and generally being Sandman Slim. Thankfully, the world has other plans, as he finds himself caught in the middle of an angelic civil war while dealing with the devious machinations of the evil Wormwood group. To avert disaster, Sandman Slim will go to Hell and back — literally — and piss off a whole lot of people to get the job done. You know, business as usual.
Many storylines come to fruition in The Perdition Score, so it’s a pretty satisfying read for longtime fans of Sandman Slim. If you’re a first time reader, though, you’re going to be a little confused, and the final twist won’t mean a whole hell of a lot.
Either way, you’ll still have the surliest hero in literature, a load of killer one-liners, and enough grotesque entertaining description to satisfy thriller fans and gore fans alike. Kadrey dials it up to 11 in this one, pairing a horrifyingly evil plot with Sandman Slim at his most irritable. It’s pretty great stuff.