Image of Angel Town (Jill Kismet)


Image of Angel Town (Jill Kismet)

The final volume of Saintcrow’s Jill Kismet series is a pulse-pounding nailbiter of a story. Saintcrow is a creatively visceral writer who pulls no punches — there isn’t a wasted word here. Jill is a complicated and ferocious protagonist and her drive to triumph over her long-time enemy Perry is something that has both been a long time coming and is well earned: It won’t be an easy victory, that much is certain.

Jill hunts the things that go bump in the night — and at the end of Heaven’s Spite she put her gun in her mouth and pulled the trigger. Now she’s climbing out of her own grave with no idea who she is or who her friends are. But she does know that there’s evil out there and she’s uniquely equipped to take it on. Eventually, Jill remembers her past in bits and pieces, and as she does, she becomes aware that she’s being subtly manipulated into helping Perry — the local demon — bring about another apocalypse. Jill, naturally, has other ideas. (ORBIT, Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs