Andy McNab meets Buffy the Vampire the Slayer. A razor sharp fast moving supernatural thriller from an exciting new author.
"My name is unimportant, but you can call me Jack. I'm a musician by choice, a magician by profession, and a bastard by disposition.
I'd been doing the magic thing for about five years when they found me. They said I had a talent, that I was smart enough and fit enough and enough of a shit that I could serve my country in a way most people never even get to hear about. And I did want to serve my country, didn't I?
I didn't really want to contemplate what might happen if I said no."
And so Jack found himself on the front line of a secret war that most people simply wouldn't believe was possible. Working for a secret organisation tasked with defending our country from whatever supernatural threat faces it. MI5 know nothing about and would laugh if they found out. Well at first they would . . .
Whether wiping out a group of demon summoners, infiltrating a coven determined to assassinate the PM or rooting out a neo-nazi sect who are trying to bring back Hitler from the dead Jack is a very modern sort of magician - trained in a variety of the dark arts but also a dab hand with a Heckler and Koch, skilled in unarmed combat and electronic surveillance.
David Devereux has combined the action writing of McNab and Ryan with dark supernatural thrills and produced a blistering new breed of supernatural thriller. This is Dennis Wheatley for the 21st century.
A fast paced plot, laced with dashes of kinky sex and ultra-violence, magic and mayhem. As long as you're not squeamish, you'll have a good time in Jack's company. - Peter Tennant
David Devereux doesn't pull any punches. It's sharp edged, it's violent but it's a measure of Devereux's skill as a writer that you find yourself rooting for the protagonist. - David V Barret