Summary: Michael Prim does what any good cop would do after discovering a soul reaving sorcerer is hunting on his beat, he goes to war, even as hellhounds and Rashfellen warriors come after him. He gets a little help from his friends—a tough as nails veteran and a zombie like prostitute who holds a soul trapped in a magical jar—but when the apocalypse comes, there is only his most hated enemy, the gang member who murdered his partner, to stand against Travass Isegurad and his demons. How many cops does it take to stop a soul reaving sorcerer?
Michael Prim is a hard charging beat cop soon to be thrust into a world of dark magic. He has always been a bit of a freak: different, strange, and always needing to prove himself. His last memories of his father were of bedtime stories—the mercenary war, dragon slaying, and demon fighting variety. He knows how to come down hard on wife beaters, pedophiles, and cop killing drug lords, but nothing has prepared him for the sorcerer who is coming for his soul.
Keith Marin takes a new prostitute under his wing and tries to protect her, because she continually winds up in the gutter raped, tortured, and clutching a strange jar with a preternatural magnetism. He begins a dangerous dance with the sorcerer who has found his way to Blue Point, and discovers people from all walks of life who are slaves to the soul jars and little more than zombies. When two homeless layabouts who frequent his beat turn up driving a BMW, wearing tailored silk suits, and carrying serious firepower, Marin takes his investigation to the next level.
Nicole Simmons has come out of hiding and reinvented herself—as a rookie cop. She begins to doubt her choice as soon as she is assigned to a training officer who is the archenemy of her kind. She should kill him and disappear again, but she had hoped this time would be different.
About the Author: Scott Moon has sixteen years of law enforcement experience and has been a member of various special teams, task forces, and homicide investigations. He began writing fantasy and science fiction at an early age. Many years and millions of words later, he has combined fantasy, suspense, and police procedural genres into something truly unique.
Mini-Review: Another good Halloween read. Do you like puzzles? Get ready for the 5000-piece kind! Scott has written a unique novel--a paranormal police procedural told from the point of view of several characters, each of whom only has a piece of the puzzle. There's a lot of skipping about in the story as you move from character to character, and it adds to the gritty feel--kind of a paranormal Hill Street Blues. My only issue is that the story didn't seem adequately resolved at the end, although the villain does get justice...I think. Also, enough characters die to rival The Walking Dead. Overall, though, an interesting read and worth checking out the sequel.