Coming July 2011, Night Shade books has announced the debut novel from Jonathan Wood, No Hero.

“What would Kurt Russell do?”

Description: Set in sleepy Oxford, the “city of dreaming spires,” No Hero, follows Arthur Wallace, a middle-age British homicide detective more accustomed to paperwork and dull stakeouts than over-the-top heroics. Arthur’s a good cop, a proper British bobby, and while he’s a lifelong fan of American action movies, particularly those starring Kurt Russell, he prefers that the high-stakes action remain on the screen, safely performed by professionals.

But shortly after Arthur is injured in the line of duty by a mysterious swordswoman, secretive government agency MI37 comes calling, hoping to recruit Arthur in their struggle against a race of tentacled horrors from another dimension known as the Progeny. Tasked with the leadership of the team of misfits that stands between the Progeny and Earth’s certain destruction, Arthur must move beyond his vicarious cinematic worldview and find the hero within. But Arthur is No Hero.

Can an everyman stand against sanity-ripping cosmic horrors?

Trade paperback, $14.99

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