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A brutal hitman has been set loose on the city by a villainous organized crime ring and reporter Mencken Cassie is the only one who knows it.
From the moment Mencken arrives at the odd crime scene and sees the black blood, he knows something strange is going on. As the bodies pile up, he and his closest friend, Detective Rosario Jimenez try to discover who is behind the killings in hopes of predicting where the killer will strike next. When the killer discovers Mencken's quest, a game of cat-and-mouse ensues that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
As Mencken declares war on the organization, he enters a world of monsters more terrifying than anything he could ever imagine. To save the city he loves, Mencken must unmask the true threat to Baltimore by finding new sources of strength in the community around him.
At the same time, Chris and Jose, two homeless superheroes that have been assigned to protect Baltimore city, continue to battle monsters from another world. As they seek to find new ways to keep the coming army at bay, will Mencken become an ally or stand in their way?
Mencken and the Monsters is a fast-paced, action-filled, terrifying, supernatural thriller grounded in a compelling mystery. In this first installment of the Defense of Reality series, the gritty world of the Wire meets the thrilling world of a Stephen King novel.