When young women start dying, Boston cop Samantha Ryan is the perfect person to investigate, for only she knows what the archais symbol carved into their flesh means. The last in a long line of ruthless witches, she grew up in a coven seduced by power and greed. And now she's sure that bad witches have returned to Salem. Reluctantly, Samantha goes undercover-into a town obsessed with black magic, into her terrifying past, and into thedark, newly awakened heart of evil.
The Thirteenth Sacrifice
In many ways, this book seemed to be focused on setting up sequels. I did find Samantha (the main character) interesting but many of the other characters were not. The plot did have various twists that were hinted at earlier in the narrative (which I liked). But one of the bigger revelations had an extra give-a-way. You wanted to yell that we already knew this and how could Samantha be surprised. I confess that I do not plan on reading any sequels.