Two personalities, two attitudes, two goals, two methods - one darkness.
Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster's release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, the devil, terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison.
Tony longs to charge across the street to destroy Norton - no remorse - as if stepping on a cockroach. Only sheer force of will prevents his doing so.
The devil walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed.
After all, this is what Tony does. It's who he is. The devil himself long ago made Tony into this hunter of monsters. What a sweet twist of fate this is, that he may still, finally, administer justice.
Will FBI Special Agent Linda Monroe stop him? She owes him her life, so how can she possibly put an end to his?
Two men are inexorably linked in the wake of devastation, ripped from the comfortable world they know and thrown into a dark place previously unimaginable. One is driven to evil, to seek a world where unfathomable misery and unbearable pain are the rules of the realm, where the look of death is upon all who practice the wicked craft, and it is a joyful grin, indeed. The other is driven to a gray path where he seeks merely to destroy such incomprehensible evil, to do what the law is not always able to do, to remove from the world the men who become monsters.
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I would definitely recommend this audiobook to friend. It's very well spoken and one hell of a story!
I love Tony Hooper, he's the guy you want to root for the entire book!
Kevin Scollin brings an intensity to the book. He knows how to capture the 'voice' of each character.
This audiobook sucked me in from the first chapter! At first, I thought the format of jumping back and forth between different years would bother me but it all made sense! While a thriller, there were definitely parts that tugged at my heart strings. Overall, I loved this audiobook and can't wait for the sequel!!
Absolutely! I have read the book 3 times and now I can listen to it in the car whenever I want. The story is just amazing and so suspenseful, that you can get so into it that you forget what comes next and anticipate it every time
Maybe I would compare it to Psycho Inside Me by Bonnie Paulson. They are both about getting revenge for the ones you love, both suspenseful and amazing stories.
While I enjoyed listening to Kevin Scollin and appreciate the emotion he added to the book, Mr. Diamond wrote the story with such detail and passion that I don't feel I NEEDED the audio version to convey that to me, but I will be listening to it over and over anyway!
If I had 10 plus hours to listen to a book, definitely!
Frightening, Enthralling and Suspenseful
The story kept me on the edge of my seat by providing a constant flow of imagery and action that kept my mind actively engaged and me wondering exactly what was going to happen next.
My favorite scene is when our hero leaves his younger brother Alex at home for just a few minutes before their dad is due home so he can go help an elderly friend. I envisioned all kinds of things happening here.
It really isn't that kind of book, though there were plenty of moments that left me totally creeped out as we got into the characters heads.
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