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Publisher's Summary

In this electrifying sequel to Angel Killer, magician turned FBI agent Jessica Blackwood must channel her past to catch a killer consumed by a desire for revenge.

When a church combusts in rural Appalachia, the bizarre trail of carnage suggests diabolical forces are at work. Charged with explaining the inexplicable, the FBI's Dr. Ailes and Agent Knoll once again turn to the ace up their sleeve: Agent Jessica Blackwood, a former prodigy from a family dynasty of illusionists. After playing a pivotal role in the capture of the Warlock, a seemingly supernatural serial killer, Jessica can no longer ignore the world - and the skills - she left behind. Her talent and experience endow her with a knack for knowing when things are not always as they appear to be, and she soon realizes this explosion is just the first of many crimes.

As the death toll mounts, Jessica discovers the victims share a troubling secret with far-reaching implications that stretch from the hills of West Virginia to cartel-corrupted Mexico to the hallowed halls of the Vatican. Everyone involved in what happened on that horrible night so long ago has tried to bury it - except for one person, who believes that the past can be hidden but never forgiven. Can Jessica draw on her unique understanding of the power and potential of deception to thwart a murderer determined to avenge the past?

©2015 Andrew Mayne (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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A smart story with a somewhat weak ending

Andrew Mayne is a really smart guy (I listen to his weekly podcast, Weird Things, and this book is additional proof of his talent.

My only grumble is the end of the story didn't end how I expected it would and seemed like a bit of a letdown.

The readers performance as the lead character is great - I could listen to her read anything!

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Excellent

Loved it! Andrew Mayne is one of my favorite podcasters and his story telling chops are superb.

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Mesmerizing

Amazing sequel - kept me riveted for entire book can't wait for the next in series

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Mind blowing!!!

Awesome, loved it. Stayed awake all night to finish this book. Perfect book. Kept me at the edge, all times. I love Damien!

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A little less compelling

This second book in the series was less compelling than the first. However, we do get additional backstory on Agent Blackwood's life. This case has less "magic" for Agent Blackwood to unravel, and more frustrating bureaucracy for her to deal with.

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Andrew Mayne does it again!

I fell in love with Andrew's writing with Angel Killer. This book only increases that love! This book ls worth every second of the 12 hour performance. Well written, well read, and excellent story and endlessly entertaining! Do not pass this book by!

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another good one

loved the story's complexity as well as the performance of it. highly recommended. enjoy the Jessica Blackwell series character immensely.

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Exciting Ride, Anticlimactic & Disappointing End

I love this series, and was at the edge of my seat until the last chapter. Ending felt rushed, like the author got tired of writing the book. I'm still invested in the series and I will buy the next book. I just wish this one ended better. Great performance by the narrator!

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Profanity

Did not finish. After a while, the profanity of the main character became too much. Also, the actions of the characters extend from their shared belief in such a toxic, warped, pseudo-Christian theology that after a point the plot was no longer even slightly credible. Between the profanity and crackpot theology, my ability to care what happened next in the book evaporated.

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not my cup of tea

listened to about 5 minutes. should have gone to with a sample before making purchase.

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