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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Less of a follow on from "Nightfall" - more of a continuation and I would recommend reading Nightfall first.

As with the previous book I was not as bowled over as I usually am with the author's works but I suspect he is having a little fun with these and adopting a slightly different style of writing. This is very fast paced with a low level of characterisation and a lightish approach to evil! It avoids true horror with the usual unpleasantness and detail while still dealing with the Devil's minions and humans with very dark hearts.

I think the author wants to have fun and wants you to join him and it just about works - a good lead character (and faithful assistant) and some realism in the way the Police do investigate the way that death seems to follow him around. The weakness is that nothing major is resolved and it is very much like the previous book - I suspect this is the one story told over three books but we will have to wait for the next one to find out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2011
This is the book following on from Nightfall where Jack finds out who his father was and what happened at his birth.

Jack Nightingale, private investigator, is looking for his sister to stop her from meeting the fate that their father gave them from birth. It is a fast paced good read, that keeps you wanting to know more. This book (and the previous) involves demons and rituals.

Why do the people in his life keeping killing themselves? who is the devil behind that one? when is the killer going to come after Jack? He has saved his sisters soul this time... but is he going to be in time before the next fatality happens?

I have read may genres of books but This series is a mixture of supernatural and detective and its great to combine these it works very well. I thouroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait until the next one... does Jack ever have a love life? Where is his sister now? Can Jack get to her in time? who knows... only time will tell. Bring on another book in this series please..... soon....

A credit to Stephen Leather.

first in the series is... Nightfall buy them both if you have not alreadyyou wont regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2014
This is the second book about Jack Nightingale who was a cop but after something happen to a girl he is now a PI,
He has a pain in the back side called Superintendent Ronald Chalmers who is blaming him for murders
Jack found out he had a sister after 33 year he though his was on his own his birth father Gosling had sold both their soles to the devil so when there both became 33 the devils will have there souls.
Jenny who works with him helps him found her and go to the house that Gosling had left him down in the basement are loads of books about the devil
Jack starts calling up the devil who his sole is sold to and ends up having people trying to kill him,
loads of people are killed and Jack starts hearing and seeing the words
YOUR SISTER IS GOING TO HELL JACK NIGHTINGALE
the book does talk a while to get into but once you do you will not beable to put the book down
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2013
When I read the first book in this series, I criticised it because the lead character seemed not to be realistic in his emotional reactions. I think this was less obvious this time, and he certainly developed an emotional attachment to his sister as the book progresses. There's also something going on with his assistant, who is not backward in criticising him, which is delightful.

The plot progresses nicely, with some questions answered, and a few left hanging.

There was one thing that frustrated me; the way people keep 'suiciding' just before our hero arrives on the scene. I felt it added a sinister air of threat to the last novel. This time, well it felt more like a device to slow down plot development! However, that is a minor niggle. Overall, I found the book interesting, gripping and a very good read. It will be interesting to see where the series goes...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
After reading the first book I could do nothing but download this one as well, not just because I wanted to see what came next in the story but also because I enjoyed the initial work.

As far as I was concerned this book gave me all I expected - there was a detailed plot line with enough that was not said to keep me thinking and pondering, a fast pace that did not relent at any stage and an approach to the nature of evil that while it did not confront the full horror that can exist within humanity allowed the reader to look at it within the context of a good story.

An enjoyable and entertaining read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2013
Apart from some repetition from the first book, such as the scene with Jenny and the Chinese lady in the restaurant, I am really enjoying the series. Although my quitting smoking isn't going well as Jack's incessant smoking makes me want one! I'm betting Stephen Leather is a good smoker or he wouldn't be able to make Jack's habit seem so enjoyable.
Now going to start book 3, the characters are becoming comfortable friends and I am dreading the end when I have to say goodbye. Not yet at the point of selling my soul for more books but let's see what happens when the next story ends...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2011
I found this book much easier to get into than the first Jack Nightingale BUT that is down to my initial preconceptions on what I had come to expect from Mr Leather as I have worked my way through all of his Spider Shepherd books and indeed most of his back catalog. Having already gone through a horror phase I must admit to some initial disappointment at this change of direction to a supernatural subject PRIOR to reading. A lot of the books I have read previously of this ilk, whilst great at building tension and keeping the readers attention, don't seem to know how to end, which usually comes very abruptly, leaving me slightly dissatisfied and with unresolved plot issues. HOWEVER, Stephen Leather handles the whole concept of Satanism and Devil worship with aplomb, delivering not only believable lead characters but also believable demons and an excellent plot. I felt more of an affinity with the lead characters second time round to the point where I was almost dreading turning the page at some points in case something was going to happen to one of them. All in all an excellent read. My only complaint is that the price for the download was actually costlier than for ordering the 'dead tree version', which does seem slightly askew - the Kindle edition was £6.99 and the paperback £3.56. I paid an 'impatience' tax because I was so keen to read it!
I'm very much looking forward to the third instalment out next month.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2012
I HAVE YET TO FIND A 'JACK NIGHTINGALE' BOOK I HAD BEEN ABLE TO PUT DOWN ONCE I STARTED TO READ IT.
THIS WAS NO DIFFERENT. MY SORT OF BOOK. IF YOU LIKE SUPERNTURAL THRILLERS THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2014
Fantastic 2nd read it reveals more twists and unexpected turns, which leaves you reaching out for book 3, and lucky me have discovered there's a book 4 and 5. Cant wait.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2014
Ahhhhhhh! damn you Stephen Leather, I have to get the next books now as I can not put them down.
Enjoying this series immensely, again well written and addictive.
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