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Fast paced horror sequel
on 23 January 2011
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.