“Science supersedes the supernatural in this action-packed follow-up.… With snappy prose and a smart protagonist, this is an adrenaline-fueled procedural with an unusual twist. Great reading.” (Booklist (starred review) )
“Entertainment at its finest! Magic and mystery blend together to showcase one heck of an intriguing plotline.… The sort of book you just can’t put down and yet you regret once that last page is turned.” (Fresh Fiction)
“Looking for a dark page turner that will keep you guessing until the very end? Jessica Blackwood is your girl!” (WhyGirlsAreWeird.com)
“These books are…unable-to-put-downable. In this follow-up to the first book, there is a very different sort of mystery, but I enjoyed it just as much.” (BibliophiliaPlease.com)
“If you really like thrillers that will keep you up late at night dying to know what happens next, then this is most definitely the series for you. I cannot get enough.” (GirlLostInABook.com)
“Each chapter ends like a punch to the gut. Andrew Mayne is a master at creating an interesting premise and characters.… Whip smart and electrifying.” (PriscillaAndHerBooks.com)
“Mayne, the star of the A&E show Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne, combines magic and mayhem in this delightful beginning to a new series…. Readers will look forward to Jessica’s future adventures.” (Publishers Weekly)
From the Back Cover
In this electrifying sequel to Angel Killer, magician-turned-FBI-agent Jessica Blackwood must channel her past to catch a killer consumed by a desire for revenge.
When a church combusts in rural Appalachia, the bizarre trail of carnage suggests diabolical forces are at work. Charged with explaining the inexplicable, the FBI's Dr. Ailes and Agent Knoll once again turn to the ace up their sleeve: Agent Jessica Blackwood, a former prodigy from a family dynasty of illusionists. After playing a pivotal role in the capture of the Warlock, a seemingly supernatural serial killer, Jessica can no longer ignore the world, and the skills, she left behind. Her talent and experience endow her with a knack for knowing when things are not always as they appear to be, and she soon realizes this explosion is just the first of many crimes.
As the death toll mounts, Jessica discovers the victims share a troubling secret with far-reaching implications that stretch from the hills of West Virginia to cartel-corrupted Mexico to the hallowed halls of the Vatican. Everyone involved in what happened on that horrible night so long ago has tried to bury it—except for one person, who believes that the past can be hidden, but never forgiven. Can Jessica draw on her unique understanding of the power and potential of deception to thwart a murderer determined to avenge the past?