After defeating a powerful enemy and recovering the ancient alien artifacts from Earth, Ryan Hunt's life should be smooth sailing, but the universe has other plans.
While trying to cope with the memory of his kidnapping on Earth and attempting to mend his relationship with Dr. Kat, a new enemy emerges from the shadows—a force of evil more powerful than he had ever imagined.
Bent on acquiring the alien artifacts and destroying Ryan Hunt, this unstoppable, mysterious foe forces Ryan to risk his life, and the lives of his friends, to unlock the secrets of these ancient treasures.
But their time is running out.
With a psychotic enemy on his heels and a new ally with their own agenda, Ryan will travel to new worlds and secret locations, and face deadly opposition from beings he never thought possible, from corporate vampire lords to a hideous doll lady and her patchwork minions.
No one ever looks to be a hero.
The Second Life of Mr. Hunt shows us what can happen when an ordinary man is forced to become one.
Gerrit S. Overeem is an IT professional whose passion for science fiction served as inspiration for Second Life of Mr. Hunt. In addition to enjoying Dungeons and Dragons and appearing at charity events as part of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costuming Group, he is also active in a local car club and has a black belt in Nihon Goshin Aikido. He lives with his wife, who has encouraged his interest in writing.
The puppet Mr. Jingles is the name of the 1940s hand-puppet that I use when I dress as a clown for Halloween. When dressed as the clown, I never talk but whisper to Mr. Jingles, and the puppet talks for me. People think it makes me look a little more psychotic.
On another note, only very late in life did I find out that my sister is afraid of clowns. How I wish I knew this when we were younger, but to make up for it, I made sure to emphasize to her two little girls how afraid she is of clowns and, being the great brother I am, when my sister and I walk the Halloween tours, I make sure every scary clown is aware of her fear.
If you are interested in seeing my clown costume and Mr. Jingles, you can check it out on my website http://gerritovereem.com/media/
Second Life of Mr. Hunt: Book 2 - Sacrifices
He then smiled, leaned over and picked up the jester puppet. Fredrick carefully slipped his right hand into a cloth section on its back while seating the puppet on the right arm of his chair so that its legs dangled down. “So, Mr. Jingles, what do you think we should do with this messenger?