Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar Cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Michael Phillip Cash creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.
Witches Protection Program is an action filled urban fantasy written by Michael Phillip Cash. I was instantly intrigued by the book from the blurb and cover. The steampunk style gun and the idea of witches trying to take over the world was more than enough to have me buy book. I got the audio upgrade shortly after and that’s what I listened to instead of reading it.
the best way to describe the book is if the movie MIB was about witches. Wes is the Agent J of the book. He is pushed into this other world and must learn to fight something he thought was only a costume for Halloween. His partner, Alastair Verne, is like Agent K. He’s stern, serious, and has great quips that make you double take and wonder how much is real and how much was him joking.
The story itself was action packed. It read like an action comedy movie and I found myself laughing and wanting to know what would happen next. There were plot points that were easy to figure out, but the characters and their actions more than made up for that knowledge.
This is a fun book for a quick read between heavier stuff or just something different from the normal crowd of books. I’m only bummed that Cash hasn’t written a sequel to this book . . . yet. If you are reading this, Mr. Cash, think about a sequel. I would love to see that.