Monster Exchange Program (MXP) by Mark Albany
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 1.5 Mb
Monster Exchange Program : Nate Ellison’s just an ordinary, average college student trying to make the grade in Southern California.
Well, definitely not ordinary… and totally not average.
You see, Nate’s a Troman—a nearly seven-foot-tall guy who’s half war troll, half human—and he’s working undercover as part of a secret government project, the Monster Exchange Program, to investigate crimes that involve the occult.
Once on campus, Nate tries to lay low, struggling to navigate college life while also unraveling a mystery involving the disappearance of several beautiful co-eds. If he misses a clue, it could threaten the entire planet.
No pressure, right? All Nate has to do to defeat the bad guys and save the world is harness powers he never knew he possessed, kick the crap out of demons—and find a way to satisfy a small army of sorority chicks.
“Where am I taking you?” Stu asked. He apparently hadn’t been briefed on the whole of the mission.
“USC campus,” I replied, looking at the city around us as we drove through. Los Angeles was one of those cities that people liked to say was full of mystery and fun when they talked about it, even if the reality of the place rarely fulfilled those expectations. It was a place revolving around the entertainment industry, where, as someone once said, lots of promises are made, but few are ever kept.
“Where you from, kid?” Stu asked, bringing my mind back to the here and now.
“You ask a lot of questions, don’t you Stu?” I replied as he shrugged his massive shoulders innocently.
“Not local, then,” Stu replied with a chuckle. “You have the accent of someone from the East Coast, though. I have some family in Jersey, so I thought I’d ask.”
I opened my mouth, about to tell the half-orc to mind his own business, but after thinking about it, wondered what the point would be in keeping irrelevant secrets between us? I didn’t know him and he didn’t know me, so we might as well have a civilized conversation.”