Synopsis: F.B.I. criminal profiler Diana Mancuso doesn’t do field work anymore. Not since a tragic mistake that cost innocent lives. But when notorious serial killer Luther Vayne escapes from prison and resumes his campaign of brutal murders, the Bureau convinces her to take one last case.
To catch him, she must understand him. She must delve into the arcana that fuels his madness, risking her life and her sanity to follow his twisted path.
The trail plunges her into a shadowy world of occult rituals and unspeakable horrors, leading to a secret cabal operating at the highest levels—and a plot to summon the darkest of all powers, to bring forth an evil that does not belong in our world—to enact the Rites of Azathoth
My review: When you download an e-book to kindle fire by the nature of the size it can hugely increase the number of pages of a book. This one is 450ish pages but on my indle comes out at just over 10,000. That’s 10000 swipes of a page. The last few I’ve read that long have been torturous to the point I’ve put off reading this book rather than face mind-numbing trek through a ‘large’ book.
That was a mistake as I loved this book and had the whole thing read in two days in and around putting in full days at work. We have a renegade FBI profiler, an archaeologist who specialises in ancient languages, a 70 year old blind serial killer, demon Gods from before civilisation began and a possible apocalypse – it’s just my kind of crazy. What’s not to love about it???
It’s a cracking pace, a mix of view points from all the key players and a plot that’s just completely bonkers. It mixes murder mystery, police procedure and the esoteric so well with plenty of WTF moments. It’s just so much fun to read and I haven’t really felt that in a book for a long time. Absolutely loved it
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