Just Cause

Just Cause

by Ian Thomas Healy

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BN ID: 2940046122725
Publisher: Local Hero Press, LLC
Publication date: 08/12/2012
Series: Just Cause Universe , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 265,451
File size: 387 KB

About the Author

Ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres. He’s a ten-time participant and winner of National Novel Writing Month where he’s tackled such diverse subjects as sentient alien farts, competitive forklift racing, a religion-powered rabbit-themed superhero, cyberpunk mercenaries, cowboy elves, and an unlikely combination of vampires with minor league hockey. He is also the creator of the Writing Better Action Through Cinematic Techniques workshop, which helps writers to improve their action scenes. Ian also created the longest-running superhero webcomic done in LEGO, The Adventures of the S-Team, which ran from 2006-2012. When not writing, which is rare, he enjoys watching hockey, reading comic books (and serious books, too), and living in the great state of Colorado, which he shares with his wife, children, house-pets, and approximately five million other people.

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Just Cause 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You slip into this novel like its your favorite pair of broken in shoes. Within a very few pages you will care about and know the characters as if they were torn from your favorite childhood comics. I greatly enjoyed the Bulletproof stories and eagerly await the next installment in the Just Cause series.
Allison_M_Dickson More than 1 year ago
The best thing about Ian Healy's books is the accessibility of their worlds and characters. He welcomes us in and takes us for a fun and memorable ride, and unlike other superhero universes, we never feel like the understanding of an entire mythology is out of our grasp -- or would take thousands of reading hours to accomplish. Mustang Sally is a fantastic flagship hero in that she's smart, quick (literally), and vulnerable, and she makes an interesting and relatable pair of eyes through which to see this incredible world of parahumans that feels both fantastical and realistic. But there is an entire cast of characters, all of whom are wonderfully developed, from the wiseacre Crackerjack to the sexy but wise Desert Eagle who can soar through the air on a pair of beautiful wings. There is also a sense of historical perspective lying beneath the surface here, and you get the sense that Healy is in complete control of this world and has all sorts of goodies in store for us. And judging from what I've read in interviews, he definitely has a lot planned for the Just Cause universe. For the first book in a series, this really gets things off to a great start and it makes us hungry for more. I cannot wait for the next books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written characters and a truly unique world setting.