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New Stranger Things novel follows Hopper as 70's NYPD detective

Back in June of last year, we let you guys know that a series of books based on Netflix's STRANGER THINGS were heading our way. The first one was a prequel novel, which was written by author Gwenda Bond and centered around Eleven’s mother and the MKUltra program. And today we have word on the second book in the new series. This new book is called Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town and it follows Chief Jim Hopper as an NYPD detective in New York City back in 1977. The Hardcover edition runs 416 pages and it's written by Adam Christopher (Empire State).

Here's the full rundown via Amazon:

Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things. Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement—and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?

Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York—the last big case before everything changed. . . .

Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show up and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth. Soon Hopper is undercover among New York’s notorious street gangs. But just as he’s about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he’s faced before.

I don't know about you, but as a fan of the Netflix original series, this book sounds like a blast to me. After all, what could be better than following 70's (no doubt pornstach'd) Hopper trying to solve a series of brutal, unsolved murders? Exactly. Nothing. Well, maybe a Babysitter Steve spin-off... but other than that? Nada. I know I'll be snagging a copy when this new book hits on June 4, 2019. Will you? Let us know below!

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Source: Amazon

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