The Wrong Dead Guy
Paperback | 432 pages
In this fast-paced sequel to The Everything Box—the second entry in New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s comedic supernatural series—chaos ensues when Coop and the team at DOPS steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick ancient Egyptian mummy wielding some terrifying magic
Coop, a master thief sort of gone legit, saved the world from an ancient doomsday device—heroism that earned him a gig at the Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome top secret government agency that polices the odd and strange. Now DOPS wants him to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian wizard named Harkhuf.
Though the heist goes off without a hitch, there’s one tiny glitch. The mummy wasn’t exactly dead—and now it’s escaped, using a type of magic unfamiliar to DOPS. Woolrich, Coop’s boss, orders him to to find the missing Harkhuf and make it right, pronto.
Digging into Harkhuf ’s history, Coop thinks the mummy is hunting for an ancient magical manuscript that will help him bring his old lover back to life. Which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t a warrior sorceress hell-bent on conquering the world with her undead armies.
Coop would very much like to run from the oncoming chaos. It's one thing to steal a mummy, but another to have to deal with head-hunting bureaucrats, down-on-their-luck fortune-tellers, undead mailroom clerks, and a rather unimpressed elephant. Unfortunately, there’s nowhere to run. If he wants the madness to stop, he’s going to have to suck it up and play hero one more time. But if Coop manages to save the world AGAIN, he’s definitely going to want a lot of answers.
And a raise.