Eating in the Underworld

Eating in the Underworld

Eating in the Underworld

Short Story Collection by J. D. Brink

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Welcome to the darker side of urban fantasy.

Private eye Harry Celeste has been hired to find out who has been stealing funds from a mega-corp of the future. What he finds are android sex bots, indestructible killing machines, and an old friend with a jealous streak as dark as the night sky.

But passions run deep everywhere. A heartless mafia enforcer finds even he must succumb to the power of a mysterious wooden doll. Picking up strangers proves lustful and dangerous for a young man with nothing to lose but loneliness. Two hitmen on a routine errand discover a mime in an invisible box, and what he’s not saying could kill them both.

Four stories that blend urban fantasy with noir, horror, and science fiction. Tales of mystery and magic, hatred and desire, the unliving and the restless dead. A collection not intended for children, or the faint of heart.


If taking a college fencing class, eating from the trash can, and smelling like an animal were qualifications for becoming a sword-swinging barbarian, J. D. Brink might be Conan’s protégé. But since that career path seemed less than promising, he has instead been a sailor, spy, nurse, and officer in the U.S. Navy, as well as a gravedigger, insurance adjuster, and school teacher in civilian life. Today (spring, 2016) he and his family are stationed in Japan, where he’s providing a bad example for all Americans. In his writing, as in life, Mr. Brink enjoys dabbling in multiple genres.