Gregory Lamberson’s well-reviewed first story in his exciting, dark new series The Jake Helman Files (which also includes the second novel, Desperate Souls) is a genre-bender that mixes suspense and horror. When Jake Helman, an elite member of the New York Special Homicide Task Force, faces up against an addiction to cocaine and an elusive serial killer, he finds that the pressure might be too much.
"A bit far fetched near the end"
This fourth installment of the Jake Helman Files follows the New York PIon his ongoing quest to save his best friend Edgar Hopkins who’s been transformed into a raven by a powerful witch doctor. In his pursuit through the streets of New Orleans, the nightclubs of Miami, and the jungles of Pavot Island—where undead slaves harvest narcotics for a ferocious dictator named Ernesto Malvado—Jake is joined by beautiful NYPD homicide detective and Edgar’s former partner Maria Vasquez, who is determined to learn Jake’s secrets.
In this action-packed novel, Jake Helmanthe ex-cop and zombie killer has set up shop as a private investigator in lower Manhattan. When a woman hires Jake to prove that her dead grandson is dealing a deadly new drug called Black Magic on a Brooklyn street corner, Jake uncovers a plot by a vicious drug lord to use voodoo to seize the streets of New York City.
Private investigator Jake Helman has battled a demon, his minions, the walking dead, and beings from the dimensions of the Sphere of Light and the Dark Realm, but now he faces the greatest evil the world has ever known in the third installment of this loosely knit trilogy.