This is a highly enjoyable thriller, in the style of Raymond Chandler/Micky Spillane. Its hero is a hard-boiled (outwardly) New York shamus called Harold Angel, who is unfortunate enough to become embroiled with the Devil and a Voodoo Priestess whilst searching for a missing person. It is a tremendous read - it really carries you on in a breathless fashion, and I read it almost in one sitting. It is a complex story, and I'm looking forward to reading it again - slowly - so I can savour the writing. I thoroughly recommend this book to admirers of Philip Marlowe, Mike Hammer et al. Horror story fans would probably get something out of it, too. It has some nightmarish scenes in it.