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Publisher Comments:

The fifth dynamic outing for freelance London exorcist Felix Castor resolves a long-running arc, and finds Castor making a brutal choice
 
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Castor he'll tell you there's quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. He should know. There are only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and its left Castor with blood on his hands. Well, not his hands—its always someone else who pays the bill:  friends, acquaintances, and bystanders. So Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whiskey, while an innocent woman lies dead and her daughter comatose, his few remaining friends fear for their lives and theres a demon loose on the streets. It's not just any demon—this one rides shotgun on his best friends soul and cant be expelled without killing him. It seems that Felix Castors got some tough choices to make, because expel the demon he must or all Hell will break loose—literally.

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"The pulse-pounding pace never slackens as Carey's superlative fifth supernatural thriller featuring London exorcist Felix 'Fix' Castor picks up where its predecessor, Thicker Than Water, left off. Castor's closest friend, Rafi Ditko, who's possessed by the demon Asmodeus, has escaped from his jail cell and begun killing off people close to Ditko, starting with his former girlfriend, Ginny Parris. In order to thwart the evil spirit, Castor must be careful about his choice of allies, even as he struggles to predict his adversary's next move. Amid the grimness, Carey manages to slide in flashes of humor, as in his portrayal of the difficulties the British legal system faces with the increasing numbers of the dead and the undead, whose civil rights also need protecting. At this rate, Carey could give Jim Butcher more than a run for his money as the best living writer of dark urban fantasy. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Mike Carey is the acclaimed writer of the comics Hellblazer and Lucifer and the current writer on Marvel's X-Men: Legacy and Ultimate Fantastic Four. The first three novels in his Felix Castor series are The Devil You Know, Vicious Circle, and Dead Men's Boots.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841496559
Author:
Carey, Mike
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
Horror - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Felix Castor
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.00 x 4.50 in 1.00 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The pulse-pounding pace never slackens as Carey's superlative fifth supernatural thriller featuring London exorcist Felix 'Fix' Castor picks up where its predecessor, Thicker Than Water, left off. Castor's closest friend, Rafi Ditko, who's possessed by the demon Asmodeus, has escaped from his jail cell and begun killing off people close to Ditko, starting with his former girlfriend, Ginny Parris. In order to thwart the evil spirit, Castor must be careful about his choice of allies, even as he struggles to predict his adversary's next move. Amid the grimness, Carey manages to slide in flashes of humor, as in his portrayal of the difficulties the British legal system faces with the increasing numbers of the dead and the undead, whose civil rights also need protecting. At this rate, Carey could give Jim Butcher more than a run for his money as the best living writer of dark urban fantasy. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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