The Devil's back - and he's STILL not had a holiday.
There's another mystery to solve - a woman kidnapped by terrorists and the world trying to find her. While he hates doing God's bidding, The Devil can't resist trying to put one over on Him. But nothing is EVER that simple.
While the Devil helps the London cops crack the case, there's trouble in the Underworld. And two of humanity's greatest backstabbers - Brutus and Cassius - are sharpening their knives with an eye on stealing his crown.
It's a race against time to find the girl, be the bad guy and maybe stop the apocalypse.
Picking up after the events of 'HellCorp', The devil has a problem, The Man upstairs needs his help - again! He needs The Devil to go to Earth and solve a kidnap. Thrown back on to Earth, in a body that barely serves its purpose, The Devil is far from happy, but goes about his business with an eagerness but full of brooding contempt.
Whilst having that little issue to deal with, riot and anarchy is breaking out, something in Hell is disrupting the Earth's flow, Brutus and Cassius, those dastardly romans, are downstairs causing havoc.
The Devil teams up with a human police officer who is an outstanding character, one I hope is part of a continuing series.
This book is great, a cracking crime caper, full of fun and banter and with all the twists and turns of a murder mystery. It's also more than just a dark comical romp, there is more to it, the devil, who you should hate, you can't help but love and the relationship he develops with the human police officer, even though he can't stick humans is almost heart warming, you might even think that evil incarnate has a heart...
A wickedly good tale of good and bad, of dark and light, and what you do when your back is against the wall, of unexpected friendships and at times of trust, as the two main protagonists have to have it.
It’s a fast paced read, I love the descriptions of both 'Heaven' and 'Hell' though never named that way in the book. Its boisterous, entertaining, its funny, and it's really quite something else, I loved my outing with the devil.
My highest recommendations..and A book that sits perfectly in my rating system....
Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism. Subjects he has covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture and sport to fashion, music and even radioactive waste with everything in between. He's also a regular reviewer and talking head on shows for the BBC and STV. ‘HellCorp’ is his second novel following his debut, ‘Morbid Relations’.
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