The Killing Floor Blues

The Killing Floor Blues Nobody has ever escaped from the Iceberg It s a privately owned prison deep in the Mojave Desert staffed by brutal guards and surrounded by desolate wasteland Inside the walls gangs and predators ar

  • Title: The Killing Floor Blues
  • Author: Craig Schaefer
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Nobody has ever escaped from the Iceberg It s a privately owned prison deep in the Mojave Desert, staffed by brutal guards and surrounded by desolate wasteland Inside the walls, gangs and predators are constant threats outside the walls, there s nothing but a sniper s bullet or a slow death in the desert heat Framed for murder and snared in a deadly curse, Daniel FaustNobody has ever escaped from the Iceberg It s a privately owned prison deep in the Mojave Desert, staffed by brutal guards and surrounded by desolate wasteland Inside the walls, gangs and predators are constant threats outside the walls, there s nothing but a sniper s bullet or a slow death in the desert heat Framed for murder and snared in a deadly curse, Daniel Faust lands behind bars with a target on his back Worse, with Faust out of the picture, the Chicago mob is making its bid for control of Las Vegas If he can t engineer his escape in time to stop them, none of his friends are safe Then there s the matter of the warden s dark secret, the one that s filling up the prison morgue with body bags Faust has been caged, buried, cut off from his allies and his magic His enemies think they ve won They re about to learn, the hard way, that this is one sorcerer who always has a trick up his sleeve Nobody has ever escaped from the Iceberg But the Iceberg has never had a prisoner like Daniel Faust.

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    1. Actual rating: 8 stars. Damn right.In case you missed the previous episodes: I kind of like this series. Not much, mind you. Just a little bit.How do you go from Best UF Series with a Male Lead Status (BUFSwaMLS™) straight to Top 5 Favourite UF Series Ever Grade (T5UFSEG™)? Here's how:① You create a delicious male lead worthy of my High Security Harem (HSH™). Not one of those wimps who worry about being good, saving humanity and all that crap. Hell no. One of those hot dudes with highly [...]

    2. Hot damn, that was fun!I don't mean 'fun' in the hanging with the bestie sense, eating dinner while we dish over the latest at work. No, I mean 'fun' in the Hollywood blockbuster, Six Flags roller coaster kind of meaning. I started this on the exercise bike, and kept my nose in the book until I finished. The last book that did that to me was well, it was Night Fall, only that was more 'edge-of-my-seat, nail-biting' kind of engaged. But neither of the recent Connelly 'thrillers' had me riveted, s [...]

    3. This was another fast paced and extremely fun instalment in the Daniel Faust Series. As always there was a perfect balance between the humour and the dark and gritty moments. Faust is a great character. He and his friends are easy to like despite the fact that they are no saints.The story in this one picked up in the aftermath of the shock happenings at the end of the last book. Faust, framed for murder, now finds himself in the maximum security prison Iceberg. To make matters worse, the Smile, [...]

    4. Another awesome book in Daniel Faust series. They are like candy. I can't stop myself. I'm sure I 'll finish once I run out of published books.

    5. 4.5 StarsProbably my favorite Daniel Faust book so far, just edging the first in my opinion. Killing Floor Blues switches up the usual formula we’ve seen in the first four books and delivers exciting action that makes me very curious to read the sixth book. At the end of the last book, Faust had just been (successfully) framed for murder and arrested. Killing Floor Blues picks up with Faust on his way to a privately run prison out in the desert. Even as far as prison’s go, this is a bad one, [...]

    6. The Killing Floor Blues picks up where the last book left off. Faust wakes up to find himself in a maximum security prison for a murder he did not commit. Someone using some pretty powerful magic set him up. That's the first problem. And it's a big one. Here's the thing. His second problem is a pretty big one too. He doesn't remember the trial. It was only a day ago that he was arrested and now he's being sent away for life. A powerful hex is convincing everyone that he knows and meets that he d [...]

    7. Another solid entry in the Daniel Faust series, although this one is less focused on Faust's magic and his backup team than on his brains and abilities to break out of prison. Yes, prison.The one drawback with this one is the focus on the prison: how/why he was there (unanswered), who had the power to cast a spell over EVERYONE (unanswered), and the prison break itself. From that last point alone, it was a plot like every other prison break book/movie/TV show: protagonist is taken to prison, mak [...]

    8. 5 Stars "You know all those movies where the bad guy gets captured, but it turns out that was the key to his master plan all along? Not gonna lie. I’d always wanted to do that."The Killing Floor Blues by Craig Schaefer is a terrific book and fifth in the Daniel Faust series. Many people draw comparisons of this book to that of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, but this one leans more to the 'R' Rated side than does the really 'PG' Dresden Files. I confess that the whole urban fantasy series has bec [...]

    9. These books keep getting better and better! Since Daniel was locked up for most of the book, he wasn’t around his friends. The story was just as fascinating. He knows how to bargain and how to manipulate when he needs to. Trouble seems to find him wherever he goes, and jail is no exception. For once it finally seemed like he came on top, well, somewhat anyway. Usually he achieves his goal but with a considerable debt. He didn’t walk away debt free but isn’t completely fucked either. This o [...]

    10. Still loving Daniel Faust. This has less magic at the beginning as Daniel finds himself trapped inside an inescapable prison with a dark secret at its centre. But soon, his magical friends get involved Lots of fun! Great series.

    11. That was something.Daniel swears off his criminal ways for good and quietly does his time behind bars. He thinks about his life and starts to see where things went wrong. He becomes a better man who realizes he must pay his debt to society. The book follow his heart-breaking transformation into a law-abiding citizen.In a parallel world that is.Because in our world Craig Schaefer has different plans for Daniel. As a cruel man he torments Daniel without mercy.The Killing Floor Blues picks up where [...]

    12. In this episode Daniel wakes up disoriented in a prison bus !He tries to figure out what's going on but there is a chunk of his memory missing , he is welcomed to said prison with a hardcore committee that does not give a flying F*** about anybody or anythingAnd so it begins: another chapter of Faust journey albeit a scary one but definitely very exciting.The author upped the ante in this novel, our anti hero is forced between two unbelievable choices : kill or be killed and his need to survive [...]

    13. HOLY! This is going to be tough to write a review for but what I can say is that Craig Schaefer is up to his usual tricks. Loved this!Full review coming soon.Received by author, through audiobookreviewer, in exchange for an honest review. THIS!I don’t even know how to write the review for this. There are so many feels! First of all being that I do not want Daniel Faust’s story to end. Coming to the end of a good book is like a tragedy. Being involved in this series though, it just pulls you [...]

    14. Full review over at Fantasy Book CriticCLASSIFICATION: Featuring a cast of anti-heroes and with a magician con-man as the protagonist, the Daniel Faust series is Richard Stark's Parker crossed with The Dresden Files and set in Las Vegas. OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: The Killing Floor Blues was my favorite book of 2016 and possibly the best book in the Daniel Faust series (of the six I've read so far). This book while being such an awesome read, cannot be read as a standalone unfortunately. There will be m [...]

    15. I'm not going to review this because, frankly, it's #5, and any review this far into a series is sorta moot anyway - nope, no review. It's an awesome series. Buy it. There, now onto the big issueI'm going to ask a question about the elephant in the room. The elephant wears a white coat and kicks-ass, and if she knew I'd called her an elephant she'd promptly kick my ass seven ways to Sunday.Let's talk about Caitlin. (view spoiler)[From the second we met her, bound to that douche, I haven't truste [...]

    16. Univers carcéral américain plus magie plus prédiction type Cassandre Les méchants finissent pas n'être que les sous-fifres d'un plus grand méchant mais tout s'enchaîne sans pause et Daniel FAUST reste Super Mec donc tout va bien !!!une série toujours distrayante même si les ficelles sont identiques L'auteur peinant parfois à varier ses comparatifs Nota : il vaut mieux lire la série dans l'ordre j'ai noté quelques passages I didn't ask you your name she said I asked who are you ? (m' [...]

    17. So, I started out this book yawning, and finished it still yawning. Perhaps this time it was purely a matter of personal taste. I cannot abide books about wrongful imprisonment/coping in jail or prison. God, that is so dull to me that I can't even express it. I think one, maybe two books ever have handled it in a way that didn't have me bored, but it certainly wasn't this book. This was like Prison Break, the lame show that I got bored of after a season. Except, I got bored of this almost right [...]

    18. I have some major issues with this book. It's really conflicting. I'm not going to use spoiler tags, but I am going to be discussing the plot to a not insignificant degree. You have been warned.Killing Floor Blues, or The One Where Daniel Faust Goes to Jail. Some really heavy weights sit on both the good and bad sides of my Reviewing Scales. On the good: Schaefer (kind of) tackles the shittiness of for-profit prisons. The bad: the false ending. I'll explain what I mean later, but I want to talk [...]

    19. Read the full review at my site wp/p89tYT-g1He held out his hand. “Give it to me,” he hissed as his fingernails lengthened into claws. “If you insist,” I said. Then I shot him in the face.The "Daniel Faust” series, written by Craig Schaefer, is an urban fantasy starring an anti-hero. The series consists of 7 books and a novella so far. Unlike other urban fantasy series like The Dresden Files, this series is far more violent, gritty and is noir in its approach to this setting. The prota [...]

    20. From Bad To Worse •••NOT for the homophobic, transphobic, closedminded, or feint of heart!•••This series must be read in order. The first book is The Long Way Down. The second book is The White Gold Score. The third book is Redemption Song. The fourth book is The Living End. The fifth book is A Plain-Dealing Villain. This is the sixth book. I can't wait to read The Castle Doctrine!Getting busted by Harmony Black for the one crime he didn't commit was a low point for Daniel Faust Waki [...]

    21. Best book of the series by far especially given the change of setting on this oneThe 2nd arc of Faust's journey has been fun. If book 4 was heist, book 5 is about a jail break and turns out to be rather well done. Following the events of book 4, and the start of book 5, there is a searing sense of confusion surrounding Faust, a curse that affects a lot of people's memories including Faust, necessitating a jail break. Now when the aforementioned prison hosts an illegal fighting league, a clash be [...]

    22. More?It looks like this story arc has ended but the author promises more to come. That sounds like a good idea! Daniel Faust has more lives than a cat - probably a black cat because the imagery seems appropriate. Between being imprisoned (he was framed - honestly!) in a breakout-proof prison and mob warfare in the plans for Las Vegas, Daniel still has to find a way to rescue a kidnapped friend whose life is about to be shortened considerably by her captors. I'm looking forward to the continuatio [...]

    23. Wow The Killing Floor Blues was really hard on Daniel Faust. He was put in the maximum security prison for a murder he did not commit, he was set up with a pretty powerful magic. And this family doesn't know where he is. Daniel's time in the Iceberg was hard. How can he be even remotely normal after what he seen and done there is beyond me. I just hope his luck will turn beck on him.

    24. Daniel FaustHe wins again. Great story yet again ! Starting the next book ! Hope the following book comes soon !

    25. Great entry in the series that did a -lot- to expand the universe and overarching story, but was slightly marred by some odd pacing issues near the end.I was slightly worried heading into the book, to be honest. I love Schaefer's stuff, and his Faust series in particular is some seriously enjoyable urban fantasy, but I knew this book would take place with the main character in prison and isolated from his fantastic supporting cast. That being said, the book manages that feeling well- Faust may b [...]

    26. While it plays differently than the other books in the series, it serves a duel purpose. It translations to the next threat to Faust's life, while also showing that his allies make him sharper, stronger, and more resilient to challenges. While it shows how far Faust has come during the events of the first three novels; the ever-growing family and friends, it also shows just how easy it is to get used to those attachments. Faust finds himself a resident of the United States Penal System. On his o [...]

    27. My newest addictionI found this series via Kindle Unlimited and lucky for me all the books in this series are in the program!! I read the entire series published to date before posting this review on the latest one.I found this author while searching for books like Dresden but I have to say there really is no similarity to me. Their worlds are as different as their magic. I love Daniel's character and his world the same way I love Dresden's but I get the advantage of having two different friends [...]

    28. I'll keep this one relatively short. If you're looking for a recommendation, this one is at about the same level of quality as the previous ones. If you've enjoyed the series so far, pick this up. If not, you probably won't like it. If this is your first Faust book, what the hell are you doing? Turn around and start at Book #1! I liked this one better than Book #4, which I felt like suffered a bit because it had to introduce a new plotline and new antagonists. The same weaknesses and strengths o [...]

    29. As with the other books in this series I really enjoyed the characters and the story. The overall story arc seems to get a little darker with each installment. There are no knights in shining armor here. This is a fun urban fantasy series that I highly recommend!And I love the book covers!

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