But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again. His signature stroke: burning out the victims' eyes with magic. Now the victims are piling up, including the daughter of a senator, and Justis must race to stop the Blind Angel before he, she, or it kills again.
There's only one clue he's got to go on: the Blind Angel is using the most powerful magic Justis has ever encountered, and if he doesn't watch his own magical step, he may end up just as dead as the other vics.
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By Steve H. Caldwell on 18-08-2015
A great new entry into the Urban Fantasy landscape
David B. Coe, who also writes under the name D.B. Jackson for his Thieftaker books, has hit a home run with this book. He takes the getting stale trope of the wizard/magic user detective and reinvigorates it with a novel about a Weremyst, which is a wizard who's magic and sanity wax and wane under the moons cycles. During a full moon, the Weremyst is at his most powerful, but has no restraints at all, becoming completely sociopathic, requiring them to be locked up and isolated during the full moon. In fact, Weremyst's don't usually live to a ripe old age, since it slowly drives them insane, with symptoms disturbingly like Alzheimer's. The main character, Justis, is a PI, a former cop who had to quit since he couldn't work his schedule around the full moon. Now, he takes Investigation cases, and controls his cycles by locking himself in his house on the full moon. He is on the lookout for a magic user who is one of his old police cases, a serial killer known as the Blind Angel, who has killed a Senator's daughter among others, and who if not stopped, will keep piling up the bodies. Can Justis fight his own nature and keep control long enough to stop the killer? Read it and find out, you won't be disappointed. Bronson Pinchot's Narration is first rate as always, really bringing the characters to life, and making you wish there was more book. Any fans of Urban Fantasy, especially a slightly grittier kind, will really enjoy this.
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By Carla on 11-01-2015
A perfect blend of story and narrator. So many times the right narrator can elevate a story from merely entertaining to really great or on the other hand a mediocre narrator can also make the story mediocre. Bronson does a great job despite a very few mispronunciations of southwestern places. My first David b Coe story, I could not stop listening. I found I really liked the characters which is most important to me. I will be listening again! Hoping for more!
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