Newest Release (June 2017):
A superhero/private eye/thriller/various-other-fiction-categories novel nonpareil!
Book One of a planned trilogy, a trilogy that is sure to change everything! No, that’s not hyperbole!
A bomb, thrown by a supervillain, kills one of Z City’s superheroes. There’s footage of the death, and plenty of witnesses. It’s an open and shut case for the Division of Superhuman Crime. The supervillain is going to prison, never to breathe free air again.
But the superhero’s widow, of all people, believes the villain was set up, and she’s hired Johnny Wagner, the self-proclaimed Godlike PI, to investigate the murder. Equipped with a God Arm, Johnny is a determined, resourceful, and powerful private eye – except when the god on his arm is acting ornery, or when the women in his life drive him to distraction, or when he worries about paying off his many debts.
As Johnny struggles with his questionable decisions and the arrogant bellowing of his god, he finds both the villains and the heroes of Z City have him in their crosshairs. Everyone, it seems, wants the truth of the murder to remain buried – and they’re willing to ruin or kill anyone who digs too deeply.
Can Johnny solve this case without getting vaporized or – even worse – going deeper into debt?
Featuring high-octane action, forbidden romance, scheming government officials, and a villain who dresses up in a squirrel costume, Matt Cowper’s latest novel takes superhero fiction to astounding new heights. Welcome to Z City, a place you’ll never want to leave, even when someone’s firing a lambda beam at you!
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Thomas Copeland has just turned forty years old, but unlike some men his age, he’s not going to have a midlife crisis. Sure, he works at a small grocery store on the North Carolina coast, he doesn’t have many friends, and he’s unmarried and childless, but he’s content with his simple life.
Others, however, are not so content, and they want to make sure Thomas knows it. Between a family curse, wanderlust-filled (and lust-filled) co-workers, a dangerously unhappy sister, and a vindictive ex-friend-with-benefits, Thomas finds himself in an exhausting battle to maintain his idyllic lifestyle.
Will Thomas be able to resolve – or at least survive – these dramas? Will he find love, or just tepid one-night stands? Will his boss ever notice he’s cleaned the bathroom? What will he get his Secret Santa giftee? And what will be the ultimate fate of the grocery store where he works?
The Clerk is both satirical and poignant, a riveting exploration of the choices people make in the pursuit of freedom and success. You’ll never look at a grocery store the same way again.