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Bob Moore: No Hero [Kindle Edition]

Tom Andry
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Super powered humans started appearing 30 years ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate him with a thought. When he is called to help a super from his past, however, he'll be pushed to his limit. When supers and the police think there is no crime, can he get to the truth? Will he want to for the man that destroyed his marriage?

What People are saying about Bob Moore

"The most delicious "superhero" themed book I've read. The world is incredibly deep, believable, and realistic with its own rules and terminology. The characters come alive and make you feel."

-Vitaly Alexius, Creator Romantically Apocalyptic

"This was quite an enjoyable read. When you cross a gritty gumshoe with spandex superheros, their two worlds collide in spectacular fashion."

-Jeffrey Hendricks, Author Seeking the Heavens

"The book is fast and keeps your interest. This was the first book that as I approached the end, I started getting a feeling of dread that the end was coming up and at the same time I had to find out the finale. What an enjoyable sensation."

-Greg Rose

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Tom Andry is the Associate Editor of and host of the AV Rant podcast. He's been writing mostly reviews but has lately returned to his prose roots. He has written many unpublished short stories, poems, and a few screenplays that may still be produced. He's the father of three boys affectionately nicknamed Punkalicious, Captain Evil, and Neo. He's happily married and currently resides in Perth, Australia. His background is in drama, creative writing, and research psychology which basically means his kids are in for a pretty rough time. His wife, Tanel, doesn't have it so easy either.

Product Details

  • File Size: 246 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983280703
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NSV3WE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,021 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the superhero book we've been waiting for... October 3, 2011
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I love superhero fiction, and I can easily say that this might be my new favorite. Bob Moore has all the wry pluck of a PI story mixed with a very authentic feeling idea of what life would have to be like should supers walk among us. I was continually surprised by the little touches that Tom Andry added to his world. I read this voraciously and wanted more. I will be picking up more of whatever Tom Andry writes. Keep writing Tom, you've got another fan that is waiting.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Novella July 13, 2011
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Bob Moore is a private investigator with a select clientele - 'Super's',those with special powers who are a part of everyday society. He reluctantly takes on a case to investigate the alleged disappearance of Doc Arts patients despite the general skepticism and his dislike of the man. Just as Moore decides to quit he witnesses a gruesome death and Moore is determined to find the callous murderer.
Bob is a traditional PI in a nontraditional world and the juxtaposition is entertaining. As a 'tippy', an ordinary human, his job pits him against surveillance targets who have the ability to kill him without breaking a sweat. Bob uses a combination of his wits and some handy gadgets created by Ted (The Tinkerer) to do his job. However I was a little disappointed that Bob doesn't actually do a lot of investigating in this story, he hands out trackers and consults the Mind (a super computer) but solves the case by accident. In the Afterword, Andry explains that he could have stretched the book out by having Moore follow Doc Arts but regarded it as 'filler' where as I would regard it as crucial investigation. There are never any suspects or red herrings in play which are vital elements of a mystery. For me, the mystery fell flat because no-one else was invested in the outcome - no wrongly accused suspect, no one in imminent danger, no surviving victim needing closure - the victims were incidental. The story would have had more impact if the outcome threatened Bob personally, for example his ex-wife Gale or assistant Khan could have been at immediate risk if the mystery was not solved.
Despite the flawed mystery, Bob Moore: No Hero is an entertaining novella - the characters are appealing and the general premise is engaging. Offered for free download , it lends itself to a series and Andry has announced plans to release a full length Bob Moore novel in August, which I'd certainly be interested in reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars original July 12, 2011
By Roknar
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I found this to be an original and interesting book. I believe it could have been developed a bit more but really liked it as it stood. Would be willing to read anything else that he writes especially if he continues with this character.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Doug
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I'll admit, that I picked this up because of price of zero and it looked half interesting. There are many many other books that fit that description that I've downloaded onto my Kindle, but somehow the premise of this brought it to the top of the list to actually read, unlike some of the others. What I found was a story that had me interested, and kept my attention throughout. It reads a bit like a pulp detective novel, with the twist that the main character, Bob Moore, works only on cases involving supers. By the time I had finished, I was left wanting more, in a good way. One thing that distracted me were some of the items that were used; items that have since been replaced by other things in present time, so it was a little difficult to figure out if this was something in the past, present or future. A minor distraction that does not detract from the story at all. I hope Mr. Andry has another Bob Moore story in him, and I would be happy to purchase it if/when it is published.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great superhero story October 1, 2013
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This is the first Tom Andry book I have read but it definitely will not be the last. Tom has created a complete and solid world where super powered people are common and "normal" have learned to live with it. I can not wait to read more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome take on superhero stories September 14, 2013
By jrompmo
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When I first got this book I had an idea what I was going to read. Once you start this story you don't want it to end. In waiting for a sequel, this is a very pleasant surprise. Great characters, the main character will just keep you entertained. Will 100% recommend for any hero buffs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superhero Prose Fans Can't Go Wrong With Bob Moore September 10, 2013
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If you're a comics fan who can live without the pictures from time to time, and like something that goes a little deeper into the psychology of its characters, you can't go wrong with the Bob Moore books. In the vein of "Soon I Will Be Invincible," "Prepare to Die," "Devil's Cape" and "Confessions of a D-List Supervillain," Tom Andry's book seems to come from the mind of a true comics and superhero fan, gently satirizing the genre without skewering it. His world-building is great, as is his Raymond Chandler-meets-Ed Brubaker hardboiled prose style. Bob Moore is an unpowered gumshoe of the lovable a-hole variety, just trying to make a living in a world of often arrogant and frequently dangerous supers. Though the books seem to take place in an alternate present-day, Andry peppers little anachronistic details throughout to keep you guessing about when this is all taking place, like sentient supercomputers rubbing electronic elbows with rotary phones. The first book, "No Hero" is a short sweet read, and a terrific set-up for the central character and his world. The follow-up, "Desperate Times," gets much wilder and darker and demonstrates that while Andry's having a lot of fun playing in this sandbox, he's taking the situation and the stakes seriously enough to give you an amazing, at times emotionally wrenching ride. And if you can't get enough, there's now a third book in the series, "Hostile Territory," which I've only just digitally cracked, with rumors of a fourth to come. Bob Moore may be an unassuming name for a comic book hero, but he proves time and again that you don't need superpowers, fancy costumes or clever aliases to take on the heaviest villains on hand.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read!
I have spent maybe an hour or two looking for this book so that I can buy the second in the series. I read this book a while back, because it is free and I LOVED IT! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Arwyn Atreides Ernesto
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read. Moves along at a great pace.
The thing that stands out is that this story doesn't have (or need) the fluff that others use to fill out stories. This keeps the whole story ticking along at a great pace. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Adrian M Slade
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
Good lead character. It was a good entertaining storyline. I read a lot of books in this genre, and this is among the better ones.
Published 6 months ago by glenh
5.0 out of 5 stars A good, fast read
Believable protagonist, an excellent take on a long held "what if..." In the end, people are people, after all, even supers...
Published 9 months ago by John Alekcander
3.0 out of 5 stars Creative, yet lacking.
It is a unique story and the author has a great imagination. It is creative and different. I love superheroes and this is a fun dissection of the classical hero story. Read more
Published 11 months ago by JanolabHetrain
5.0 out of 5 stars Real fun novel
I really enjoyed this story. It combines superhero fiction with the detective genre and the result is an interesting mystery. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Uncle Davy
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
great read in a short, but very entertaining book. i enjoyed the sequel even moore :)keep them coming for us Tom.
Published 13 months ago by wjrush
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely feels like part of a series
this didn't feel like a stand alone novel (probably because it's not)... but having read other books by other authors 'out of order' or without knowing they were part of a series,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by devylish
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Read
Weird concept, interesting plot, warped but cool characters, and self-obsessed, emotionally adolescent hero...what could be better? Read more
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars better than expected
Not the best thing I've ever read but pretty good. The idea was wonderful and an interesting world was created but the story could have been beefed up a little but I would guess... Read more
Published 15 months ago by JHB
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