Another series today, check out Suzi Albracht’s The Devil’s Lieutenant, first in the Devil’s Due Collection.
The Devil’s Lieutenant is a macabre dance of Good and Evil where nothing is as it seems. Will you dare to experience the “dance”? There are many dance partners to choose from – Dimitry Ivanovitch with his filthy promises; Jake Holyfield with his innocent belief in the power of good; Max Wilson, a conflicted soul who simply wants to care for his mother; or perhaps Mikael Ruskoff, a man driven by the fumes of pain. Or you could partner up with Carl Royce but if you do, don’t let him touch your thumbs. Need to know more?
Jake Holyfield, a young, married homicide detective, finds himself investigating a series of barbaric murders where the bodies are dissolved leaving blood, sinew and globs of fat at the scene. A mysterious informant provides insider clues on the murders that challenge Jake’s belief system. The informant claims the killer is the Devil’s agent sent to collect unpaid debts.
Soon Jake and the informant, Mikael Ruskoff, join forces to stop the killer. But Mikael is a man with deadly secrets that he holds close. Secrets like—he is on the run from the very same killer.
Meanwhile, Jake’s best friend, Max Wilson, gets caught up in the web of a mysterious man. At first his benefactor seems sent from heaven when he takes care of Max’s money woes but before long the man’s darker, more nefarious side is revealed.
As Jake’s investigation heats up, Max spirals into a dark world that he can’t escape. Their paths crisscross in an unexpected way when a grainy video is discovered that shows Max as a witness or participant to one of the murders.
Jake is warned to back-off, to end his investigation. When he refuses, the Devil’s agent threatens Jake’s pregnant wife and small child.
Soon, the lives of everyone Jake loves depend on what he does next.