"Unseen World," by Sean Cummings is a dark and funny urban fantasy. Marshall Conrad has superpowers but he's no superhero. He has an outfit not a costume, and he doesn't save by choice. He has psychic abilities of a sort, he sees evil intent and he can fly and has super strength. As Marshal puts it - It is no easy thing when a macabre canvas of rape, murder and torture pillories your senses every time someone conspires to kill a human or commit a serious crime. Your brain pounds relentlessly as the migraine headaches persist until you intervene. When you're not stopping a crime, you still have bills to pay and groceries to buy.
The hero is a guy trying to make a little difference, while all the time knowing it is only a little difference. However, this time there is a serial killer loose in town of Greenfield and he cannot `see' the killings and cannot stop them. He teams up with an overweight shop keeping witch, an old Siamese cat, and a tequila drinking senior lady who can lift automobiles. Witches, demons, fairies, Ogres and other Netherworld surprises are all involved.
This was a fun read. I started and finished the book straight through. Marshall's outlook was refreshingly funny and pessimistic and all the other characters all had issues. The only `pure' characters were the pure evil ones. The integration between psychic, sorcery, and the other world was done nicely and with simple and believable explanations. I enjoyed my time reading "Unseen World."