Monday, September 7, 2015

Name Of The Devil

Name Of The Devil
Andrew Mayne
Edelweiss review

This book had me sitting up straight within the first two pages! That is one awesome way to start a book!

Jessica Blackwood must find a killer who has left a trail of bodies from West Virginia clear across to Mexico. A church along with several of it's parishioners has exploded into nothingness, the town's sheriff acting as if possessed by some evil force seems to be the culprit. She has to employ some of her magician background to get to the bottom of this carnage that has ties all the way to the Vatican.

Along the way she has some unwanted (maybe) help from her obsessive stalker former boyfriend Damien who seemingly is in the right place at the right time to quietly and unseen save her hide.

A fast paced thriller with some really great characters. I like Jessica, she's a strong smart protagonist. I like how Mayne writes, my only complaint was the fizzle of bickering between Jessica and Vonda Mitchum, the lead investigator on the case. I'd have like to see that come to a conclusion. Not a bad thriller and if you didn't read the first in the series, it doesn't hurt in any way.

3 1/2 cannolis

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