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A spine-tingling new Jeremiah Hunt dark fantasy thriller.
New Orleans was nearly the death of Jeremiah Hunt, between a too-close brush with the FBI and a chilling, soul-searing journey through the realm of the dead that culminated with a do-or-die confrontation with Death himself.
But when he performs an arcane ritual to reclaim the soul of the magically gifted, beautiful woman who once saved him, he must flee the law once again, to Los Angeles, city of angels, a temporary sanctuary. In L.A., he has to contend with Carlos Fuentes, who sees in Hunt a means to obtain the mystical key that would open the gates of Hell. Fuentes knows Hunt’s weakness—his loyalty to the woman he loves, and to another “gifted” friend—and uses the real threat of torturing them as a way to get Hunt to help complete his dread quest.
Hunt has learned a lot since his life was irrevocably hijacked by fate months ago. But when his friends are threatened by the supernatural predator known as the Preacher, Hunt knows that all his newfound experience and ability will go for naught unless he can keep both the Preacher and Fuentes at bay long enough for him to somehow find a way to free his friends from mortal peril. (Goodreads)
Another hit! This addition starts off fast and furious and continues until the end of the book.
By page 16 I was completely sucked in. Loved this:
“I had no idea who these people were, but it was a safe assumption that they didn’t have my best interests at heart; you didn’t kick in a door of a man’s motel room to invite him out for a venti caramel macchiato.”
Hunt has a wonderful sense of humor that I find ironically hilarious.
I missed Denise and Dmitri, but thought it worked well with them coming in at the end of the story. I was glad to see Scream and Whisper again, great characters. The new “bad guys” were the usual suspects but a bit more interesting. Seeing how Hunt has progressed with the use of his sight is an interesting part of the storyline, I’m looking forward to learning more about how he develops that talent. Also, the ending of the story leaves me wanting more, without being a cliffhanger. A big thank you to the author for that, yes there are new storylines to look forward to but this story had an ending as well.
There are many surprises in book three. A couple that I was surprised by, or felt were small hiccups were that Hunt took so long to figure out what Durante was up to and that he trusted Ilyana??? What was up with that? Those two things made this a 4 1/2 star book but because of all the new and interesting directions it goes, I bumped it up to 5 stars.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys fast well paced, action, mystery, horror and fantasy all rolled up into a well written interesting story. You can read this as a stand alone book, because the author does a fantastic job of giving the reader enough information while at the same time not repeating too many things for the readers who have read the other two books. Although, I would recommend that you read the other two because all three of books in this series are fantastic.