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Stephen Blackmoore's dark urban fantasy series continues as hard-edged, hard-hitting necromancer Eric Carter finds himself surrounded by enemies who want him to suffer a fate worse than death… by bringing him back to life.
When Carter comes to, he feels like Hell. Worse than hell. Every part of his body is on fire, his stomach is boiling acid, and he’s coughing up some horrific black substance from his lungs. He’s not feeling—or looking—like himself. All in all, not a jolly start to the day.
Unfortunately, that’s about as good as its going to get. Because, as he soon learns, he’s been dead for years—until someone with some serious magical muscle decided to bring him back. But who could Carter have ticked off so badly they would expend such power just to return him to the mortal realm?
Oh, that’s right: raging gods, sadistic demons, a very patient and vengeful djinn… pretty much every nightmare in the monster’s menagerie. And if Carter doesn’t figure out why someone—or some thing—is pulling the strings, his new life may have an even more gruesome end than his old one.
Blackmoore's sixth dark urban fantasy to feature necromancer Eric Carter (after Ghost Money) ties up loose ends in style. Waking up in a hotel room without knowing how he got there is no surprise to Carter, who's grown accustomed to blackouts, but finding his scars gone and his tattoos altered is a shock. He discovers that he died five years ago and has now been brought back to life in someone else's body due to his complicated mental connection to Mictlantecuhtli, the God of death. It was Mictlantecuhtli who created the now rapidly fading wards keeping a dangerous djinn locked in a bottle. Now the djinn is on the brink of escape and it has a plot for revenge that would result in the destruction of the world. As Carter scrambles to find a way to stop the djinn he must also contend with multiple beings who want him dead. Carter's voice is as unapologetically snarky and cynical as ever, but this book sees him cleaning up his act and taking more care with the people around him. Series fans will not be disappointed.