Bob Moore: Desperate Times [NOOK Book]

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Super powered humans started appearing 30 years ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate him with a thought. Bob Moore: Desperate Times, the action-packed sequel to Bob Moore: No Hero, finds Bob working with his super-powered ex-wife to foil a terrorist plot. But a new super, the most powerful anyone has ever seen, arrives with catastrophic results. Can Bob, a Private Eye with no ...
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Bob Moore: Desperate Times

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Overview

Super powered humans started appearing 30 years ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate him with a thought. Bob Moore: Desperate Times, the action-packed sequel to Bob Moore: No Hero, finds Bob working with his super-powered ex-wife to foil a terrorist plot. But a new super, the most powerful anyone has ever seen, arrives with catastrophic results. Can Bob, a Private Eye with no super powers, survive when so many supers have perished?

Combining a traditional comic book style setting with a noir tone, Bob Moore: Desperate Times marries the action of superhero stories with deep and thought-provoking supporting characters. Filled with action, intrigue, and emotional depth, readers from all walks of life and backgrounds will find something with which to connect. The non-stop action and monumentally high stakes mean that these are desperate times for Bob as he must use all of his skills just to survive and protect the people he cares about most.
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Editorial Reviews

Haley Stewart
With a non-stop, action packed storyline I found it rather difficult to put this book down to go to work - once it picked up speed it didn't stop until the end. In Bob Moore Andry has created a character who could go on for a long time yet, and in this world he has created it almost seems to the reader that the possibilities really are endless. The characters, even the supers, are fleshed out and made real with their certain flaws and this makes for great reading...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013566095
  • Publisher: Tom Andry
  • Publication date: 11/4/2011
  • Series: Bob Moore , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 606,120
  • File size: 864 KB

Meet the Author

Tom Andry is the Associate Editor of Audioholics.com, the largest AV website in the universe (as far as he's concerned) and host of the AV Rant podcast, the rantyest AV podcast on the net. He's the father of three boys affectionately nicknamed Punkalicious, Captain Evil, and Neo. He's happily married and currently resides in Perth, Australia. His background is in drama, creative writing, and research psychology, which basically means his kids are in for a pretty rough time. His wife, Tanel, doesn't have it so easy either. If you liked what you read, he'd appreciate checking out his other works, reviewing the book so he'll actually do other works, and telling your friends.
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  • Posted June 9, 2011

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    Need More!!

    Please by the love of sweet baby buddha would Tom Andry write more Bob Moore novels! This was fantastic. I would pay for future installments.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    A terrific, gritty mystery.

    I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much out of this book, being that my experiences with some of the free books hasn't been great, but I was more than pleasantly surprised by this gem. The title character, Bob Moore, is everything I expect in a PI, crabby, snarky and all too prone to fall back into his vice, drinking too much. He lives and works in a world of "Supers" (Superpowered beings) and had even been married to one.

    When one of the greatest of the "Supers," Doc Arts, a major medical hero, insists that some of his patients have gone missing, despite the lack of evidence turned up by the police and the bastion of Supers, he hires a reluctant Moore to look into the case.

    What Moore finds is... nothing, at first.

    But careless words speak volumes and suddenly, everything goes downhill fast.

    I confess to having my suspicions confirmed over the identity of the mysterious villain, but there were plenty of twists to keep me engaged and the ending surprised me with a darker note, but all in all, a terrific novella.

    I eagerly look forward to other works by Mr. Andry, and do hope he might write more in this world, one which is well thought-out and carefully crafted.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    A great read

    Like an adult version of the disney movie the incrediables

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Excellent novella!

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was a nice, tight, well crafted story with an interesting premise. The light attitude makes this most defintely a fun read. Bob Moore is sort of a Dirk Gently meets the Stainless Steel Rat kind of guy. Read this, and then send the author some money! :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

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    Fun Quick Read

    The story shows what would happen if superheroes were real and how people would deal with the day to day issues. I enjoyed the ending it was not expected at all. I hope Tom Andry writes some more Bob Moore novels.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    Really, quite fun. Definitely way better than I expected for a

    Really, quite fun. Definitely way better than I expected for a free book. Two semi-complaints:
    1. It's too short.
    -This is really a compliment, because it means I want more! I enjoyed the characters, and I think there's a lot more he can do. Can't wait to see what happens next in this series.
    -if you go in thinking of this as sort of a prequel novella, I think you'll have the right idea about it.
    2. I did predict the ending.
    -no, I won't tell you what it was. This is a semi-complaint because it's rare for me to be surprised by an ending in a novel. I'll definitely be reading more of his books in the future!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    TWO THUMBS UP

    Is there another story on the way....?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Great story

    One great take on superheros. I want to read more of these tales. Very entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Well done, surprisingly, for a free read - I was not sure what t

    Well done, surprisingly, for a free read - I was not sure what to expect, but the story seemed to get better as it gathered steam and packed a finish I didn't see coming at all, innovative and imaginative. Definitely superior to more than a few books I've paid good money for. Will be happily paying for the sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Gotta read

    If your a fan of " old style" PI's this buds for you

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Very, very interesting & fun!!

    Would love to read more of Bob Moore!! Excellent novel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Love it

    I reccomend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    Good read & a good twist on a whodunnit.

    Well written & enjoyable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Butcheresque?

    Good read! Fast paced and hard to put down, but thought provoking. Bob's resourcefulness in dealing with those who have a great deal more power than he reminds me of Jim Butcher's character Tavi.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Fun short read!

    I started this book with no expectations but was pleasantly surprised. For a short book, it has well developed characters and a fun, well developed world. I look forward to more from the author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    There are at least two plots going on here, and they don't play well together

    There are at least two plots going on here, and they don't play well together. One of them is big and world changing as far as the status quo that was established in the previous novel is concerned. It feels like one of those big, summer, "we're changing everything you know about our universe!" events we seem to get every year from every major comic book publisher. Which fits, seeing as the novel is set in a world populated by a large number of super powered individuals. But they aren't our main character. Our main character is an ordinary private investigator that seems a little bit racist towards supers at times. So we have a different plot that's more around the level that he can deal with. But it doesn't feel like there's much there. There doesn't even seem to be a risk to investigating the normal level plot, except on the few occasions when the super plot comes crashing in (sometimes quite literally). And neither plot seems to resolve itself very well. Both seem to wrap up between the last two chapters off screen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    An interesting taste test, but I wanted more.

    An interesting taste test, but I wanted more. I probably could have finished up a lot sooner if I had known how close to the end I was the last time I put the book down. It's a short book and it feels shorter still. It doesn't do much background world building. It covers a little bit of the changes to law enforcement and politics that the existence of numerous superheroes could possibly cause, but it doesn't do much to explain how super powered individuals came into existence. It also feels a little bit like a cheat that the ordinary main character has access to super tech, given how much he seems to dislike the super powered community in general.

    I'm curious to see if the series ever takes the time to flesh things out a little more, so I'm going to give it some more time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Read in two days

    The only disappointment with this book was that it was over so quickly. Great recreational reading, the action never quits and the characters become more than your acquantances in a short time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Humphry Bogart film in a e-book.

    Really enjoyed this story. Edgy humor and 1940's feel to a futuristic tale of a private-eye on a soul wrenching investigation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Got bored with it.

    If you like stupid, so-called thrilling stuff - this might be for you. It helps if you are less than fifteen years old...but not much.

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