In this chapter of Stephen Blackmoore's noir urban fantasy series, necromancer Eric Carter has to uncover just whoor whatis slaughtering magic users in Los Angeles. Because everyone thinks it's him
Eric Carter's whole world is on fire. And not just because the city's experiencing one of the most brutal, sweltering summers in recorded history.
Ever since he visited the land of the dead in his quest to free himself from Santa MuerteAztec goddess of deathhe's had a bad feeling that his reckless and ruthless actions would return to haunt him. And for once, he's about to be proven all too correct.
Because when he visited the netherworld, he just happened to really tick off Quetzalcoatlan Aztec god not known for his forgiveness. Or his sanity, for that matter. Carter has a hunch the deity may have something to do with a string of local mages getting scorched to cinders by an unquenchable fire. And he may have something to do with Carter being blamed for the killings.
But there's something else at work in the City of Angels. Something even worse than a mad god. And if Carter can't figure out what it is, he's going to burn.
And the entire city is going to burn with him.
Praise for the Eric Carter series:
"Blackmoore employs Chandleresque prose to smoothly incorporate a hard-boiled sense of urban despair into a paranormal plot, with occasional leavening provided by smart-aleck humor." Publishers Weekly on Dead Things
"In a world where Aztec Mythology, dark magic and grim reality blend together, nothing is what it appears to be... Best of all, Blackmoore's chillingly good storytelling skills ensures that fans will enjoy every step of this adrenaline fueled journey." RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) on Broken Souls
"This series is so fucking good. Blackmoore can't write these books fast enough to suit me. BROKEN SOULS is hyper-caffeinated, turbo-bloody face-stomping fun. This is the L.A-noir urban fantasy you've been looking for." Kevin Hearne, Author of The Iron Druid Chronicles
"Carter's wry voice is amusing as ever, but the grief he carries is palpable, adding depth and a sense of desperation to this action-packed adventure. Readers will be eager for more after this thrilling, emotionally fraught installment." Publishers Weekly on Ghost Money, Starred Review