Image of Vicious Circle (Felix Castor)


Image of Vicious Circle (Felix Castor)

Carey's second outing featuring exorcist Felix Castor is another wicked blend of supernatural mayhem and hard-boiled detective story. Felix has a quick tongue, making this first-person narrative a hugely entertaining read. A dark and gritty London is a believable setting for human and non-human alike. Smart dialogue, good pacing and offbeat characters keep the pages turning.

London exorcist Felix has solved a case at the Bonnington Archive and is now doing some consulting for the local constabulary. But money is still tight. When a couple wants to hire him to find the ghost of their young daughter he's reluctant to take the case, but unpaid bills force him to. He should have followed his instincts: What he thought was a simple case immerses him in a horrifying plot to raise one of hell's fiercest demons. (GRAND CENTRAL, Aug., 448 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski