Moondogs - Alexander Yates

Moondogs by Alexander Yates was a surprise from start to finish. Yates’ strange and wonderful debut novel follows Benico to Manila to recover his kidnapped father. The novel surges forward, propelled by the unforgettable characters Yates has masterfully infused with life: meth-head tweakers, ex-pats, ex-cops, cab drivers, prostitutes and one very, very mean rooster; as well as a secret government fighting force made up of Bruhos, people with superhuman skills. Yates is a gifted story teller and the core of this dynamic novel is a paean to family, to understanding and the importance of finding one's place in the world. At times heart racing and heart breaking, Moonndogs is a Bruho itself: exciting, sometimes dangerous, powerful and ultimately magical to behold.