Life and death takes on an entirely new meaning for half-angel, half-human hero James Stark, aka, Sandman Slim, in this insanely inventive, high-intensity tenth supernatural noir thriller in the New York Times bestselling series.
James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to L.A., he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood—an arrangement that came with a catch. While he may be home, Stark isn’t quite himself . . . because he’s only partially alive.
There’s a time limit on his reanimated body, and unless Stark can find the people targeting Wormwood, he will die again—and this time there will be no coming back. Even though he’s armed with the Room of Thirteen Doors, Stark knows he can’t find Wormwood’s enemies alone. To succeed he’s got to enlist the help of new friends—plus a few unexpected old faces.
Stark has been in dangerous situations before—you don’t get named Sandman Slim for nothing. But with a mysterious enemy on the loose, a debt to pay, and a clock ticking down, this may truly be the beginning of his end. . . .
James Stark, also known as Sandman Slim, is partially back from the dead and hoping to earn his way all the way back to life in his terrifically over-the-top 10th magical slugfest (after The Kill Society). Eva Sandoval, the L.A. leader of Wormwood a gang of evil Illuminati types who want to rule the world or worse offers Stark a chance at complete resurrection if he will prevent a Wormwood faction from enacting a ritual that will destroy the City of Angels. He also has to bring her any artifacts that he finds. Stark is the half-human son of the archangel Uriel and "once ruled Hell for a hundred days," but his partial life is slipping away, so he has little choice but to agree. The problem is that archvillains aren't known for keeping their word, and Sandoval is no exception. A lot of pain and blood ensues, mostly Stark's, but luckily, this wisecracking antihero has new friends and old to assist him. The nonstop action and dark humor will thrill urban fantasy fans, including those new to the series.