Good Guys

Good Guys Review

Donovan was shot by a cop. For jaywalking, supposedly. Actually, for arguing with a cop while black. Four of the nine shots were lethal--or would have been, if their target had been anybody else. The Foundation picked him up, brought him back, and trained him further. "Lethal" turns out to be a relative term when magic is involved.

When Marci was fifteen, she levitated a paperweight and threw it at a guy she didn't like. The Foundation scooped her up for training too.

"Hippie chick" Susan got well into her Foundation training before they told her about the magic, but she's as powerful as Donovan and Marci now.

They can teleport themselves thousands of miles, conjure shields that will stop bullets, and read information from the remnants of spells cast by others days before.

They all work for the secretive Foundation...for minimum wage.

Which is okay, because the Foundation are the good guys. Aren't they?

Title:Good Guys
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Bradley

    Fairly light UF superhero fiction with traditional powers, relics, and mystery. Of course, it's fueled by quasi-governmental agencies and assassinations that may or may not be justified, but the real ...

  • Judy Lesley

    Thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for the galley.Definitely 4.5 stars.Okay, this was so very, very good! I've been trying to figure out how to begin reading some of the Steven Brust books ...

  • Bookwraiths

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Good Guys is an urban fantasy take by Steven Brust, author of the Vlad Taltos fantasy series; it is light, fast-paced, and readable in the vein of other detective fo...

  • Chip

    3.75 stars. A very quick read, somewhat reminiscent of Brust’s early Vlad Taltos books - slightly hard boiled. Also dialogue, rather than description, heavy - like Gregory McDonald’s Fletch (but d...

  • Marlene

    Originally published at Reading RealityIf you take Magic Ex Libris by Jim C. Hines SPI Files by Lisa Shearin, Paranormal Scene Investigations by Laura Anne Gilman, and mix them with a bit of cold war ...

  • Mark Gardner

    So I feel it necessary to emphasize that I got an early copy via NetGalley. I think that perhaps the publisher should’ve waited until after another edit before making ARCs available. I must assume t...

  • Susan

    If you want an author to carefully explain to you who his characters are and how they relate to each other, this is probably not the book for you. Donovan Longfellow and his team of two are North Amer...

  • Mike

    I've had people enthuse to me about Steven Brust more than once, but his main series is large and sprawling and not exactly my thing, and I've never found a point of entry to his work. When I saw this...

  • Chris

    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*Good Guys is a new urban fantasy novel from Steven Brust. Brust is the author of the long running Jhereg fantasy series. Urban fantasy is, thus, a slight ...

  • J.W. Martin

    A big thank-you to Raincoast Books and Tor Books for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.Although I enjoyed this book, I felt a little mislead by the synopsis. Maybe I re...