Angry Robot Books, July 2013

Book Three of the Collector Trilogy

"Was it worth the wait? Oh, hell yes... THE BIG REAP is the most ambitious of Holm’s Collector stories so far, and the payoff at the end is huge. HUGE."

A 2014 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original Novel

Even though Sam Thornton's obligated to do hell's bidding, his conscience has always steered him true. But when he’s tasked with dispatching the mythical Brethren—a cabal of former Collectors who somehow managed to escape the bonds of hell—he's forced to wonder if he's enjoying his work a little too much. Has Sam's grim job finally gotten the better of him?

Note: The Collector trilogy is currently out of print, but stay tuned. Like Sam, it might one day return from the grave...

Praise for THE BIG REAP

"THE BIG REAP is a thousand mile an hour action packed adventure..."
-Blurb Hack

"THE BIG REAP is a tightly paced action packed urban fantasy novel. I now have to seek out the rest of the series and re-read this one. It does work as a stand alone novel, however, and it certainly delivers a layered and satisfying story."
-Book Chick City

"Part three of Holm’s outstanding Collector series, [THE BIG REAP] more than stands up to the expectations that fans of both mystery and dark fantasy have placed on it... Big concepts in a book filled with big ideas and big action. But what fans of Chris Holm’s Collector series already know is this: there is plenty of big heart here as well."
-Crimespree Magazine

"Like the first two books, you can read [THE BIG REAP] to gain a better understanding of what it means to be human and moral, to discover one man’s path to find his place in the universe even after his death. Or, you can read it for the scaly, furry, freaky things that will chase you right into your nightmares."
-Criminal Element

"Sam Thornton takes a shit kicking in this book, and so will your imagination because this is Mickey Spillane meets the supernatural, people. It's pulp fiction fantasy of the highest order... Holm's take on the genre is a breath of fresh air."
-Sean Cummings, author of POLTERGEEKS

"...a real blast to read... Holm's finest work yet."
-Every Read Thing

"...the best novel in the series... don't read this on a bus if you want to get off at your stop."
-The Founding Fields

"Honestly, I don’t think there is a reader out there who wouldn’t appreciate the sheer brilliance contained within this series. Highly, highly recommended."
-Jenn's Bookshelves

"This is top-notch, high quality adventure/dark fantasy at its finest."
-Looking For A Good Book

"...even bigger and better than the last book... one of the best series out there right now, period."
-My Bookish Ways

"Holm has amazing skill when it comes to emotion and theme. The book’s meaning creeps up on the reader, without one fully grasping it until the last sentence. The emotions build as Sam’s well earned cynicism gives way to a slight sense of hope, if not trust... Holm weaves the ideas he wants to explore with his story like a master craftsman."
-Scott Montgomery, MysteryPeople

"This is the sort of adventure story you always look for but never seem to find anymore: full of hair-breadth escapes, devious villains, surprising assistance, and splendidly twisted plotting. [Holm] pulls off the rare hat trick of being smart, funny, and unassuming – and goddamn it feels good to read something so confident. Rating: 5 out of 5."
-Raging Biblioholism

"A powerful piece of urban fantasy."
-Sci-Fi Bulletin

"You know those books that you want to tell everyone to read, but when asked to describe what they’re about, you kind of draw a blank because even tiny details venture into spoiler territory?  Chris F. Holm’s third book in The Collector series, THE BIG REAP, is one of those books."

"...the creepiest, pulse-poundingest installment of The Collector series yet."
-Unsquare Dance

"If you have been keeping up with this series thus far, this third installment will not disappoint... heartfelt drama amid the horror and hullabaloo make THE BIG REAP a big standout in the class of 2013. Don't be surprised if it winds up on my favorites of the year in a few months time."
-Wag the Fox