People can get into some sticky situations in books because of their occupations. Here are 4 books where the jobs would scare the heck out of me.
Rotters, Daniel Kauss
Grave Robber. I don’t think anyone starts out wanting to become a grave robber (or do they?), and in this book, it seems that if you do it long enough – you start going a little bat-shit crazy … that’s just reason #5,449 NOT to become join in this line of work in the first place. I mean, who in their right mind would actually want their kid to get into this gig?! And let me tell you “Baby” creeped me the fuck out.
Dust & Decay, Jonathan Maberry
Zombie Fighter. Dust & Decay shows that even if you survive a zombie apocalypse – being around in that kind of World means you’ve got to develop some zombie fighting skills real quick! It isn’t just killing the zombies, but in a World where you have to kill often – well, some of the living thrive in a mean & despicable way. They’re dangerous too.
Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake
Ghost Hunter. This is the classic “dangerous job.” Ghosts like Anna, are MEAN! You have to be a really bad-ass to be able to fight them, and slightly crazy to actually seek then out. Unfortunately, I don’t have skills like that – and I don’t think my mehtod – “close my eyes and pray they go away” – would work.
Cosmic Forces, Gregory Lamberson
Private Detective. Private investigator Jake Helman has battled a demon, his minions, the walking dead, and beings from the dimensions of the Sphere of Light and the Dark Realm. Is that all in a days work?! If so – count me out!!!
Is there a book you recently read that features someone with a dangerous job?
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