WATCHER OF THE DARK
Every book in Nassise’s ingenious series somehow manages to supersede its predecessors, adding more color and absorbing new potential to an already fascinating world. This third installment not only challenges his unconventional hero’s arcane powers, but also his stoutly faithful heart, grounding the paranormal elements with very human relationships and frightening, real dangers. With snarky humor and impressive attention to detail, Nassise creates hauntingly beautiful nightmares that will enthrall longtime readers and no doubt earn many new fans.
Still recovering from his confrontation with Death in New Orleans and on the run, as always, from the mortal authorities, Jeremiah Hunt is hardly prepared to be kidnapped by Carlos Fuentes, a man with some considerable power and no compunction about using it. Carlos is convinced Hunt can obtain the key to open the gates of Hell and is willing to torture the people closest to Hunt in order to convince him to do his bidding. But when he is confronted by an appalling supernatural power known as the Preacher, Hunt realizes that it is going to take every scrap of his newfound powers to protect his friends from the mortal and paranormal dangers that threaten them all. (TOR, Nov., 304 pp., $25.99)