How can one damned handyman keep all Hell running when everything’s always breaking, devils and demons plot against him…and he sucks at fixing things?
Steve is Hell’s Super, its handyman. Being Mr. Fixit to the Underworld keeps him and his assistant, Orson Welles (yes, that Orson Welles), pretty busy, since things go on the blink all the time down there.
No malfunction has ever created as much inconvenience, though, as the breakdown of Hell’s Escalator, which leads from the Pearly Gates to the depths of Hades. Everyone is upset, from St. Peter, who is having a crowding problem on Gates Level, to Beelzebub (Beezy), Steve’s boss, to Satan himself, who sees a public relations disaster in the making. What’s worse: the breakdown of the Escalator looks to be sabotage.
Steve and Orson must fix the Escalator, find and stop the insurrectionists, and rebuild the Stairway to Paradise as a backup system. Along the way, they must contend with a variety of Hell’s inhabitants: devils, demons, magical creatures, and famous historical figures. To complete his task, Steve must traverse the Circles of Hell, from One (a gated golf community) all the way down to Nine.
“Madcap lunacy! Read it or be damned!”—Bifrons, Demon of Science and the Arts (UPI: Underworld Press International)