Read Name of the Devil (Jessica Blackwood #2) Online Free - In this electrifying sequel to the crowd-pleasing thriller Angel Killer, magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood must once again draw on her past to go up against a brutal murderer desperate for revenge at any price
After playing a pivotal role in the capture of the Warlock, a seemingly supernatural serial killer—and saving the FBI’s reputation in the process—agent Jessica Blackwood can no longer ignore the world she left behind. Formerly a prodigy in a family dynasty of illusionists, her talent and experience endow her with a unique understanding of the power and potential of deception, as well as a knack for knowing when things are not always as they appear to be.
When a church congregation vanishes under mysterious circumstances in rural Appalachia, the bizarre trail of carnage indicates the Devil’s hand at work. But Satan can’t be the suspect, so FBI consultant Dr. Ailes and Jessica’s boss on the Warlock case, Agent Knoll, turn to the ace up their sleeve: Jessica. She’s convinced that an old cassette tape holds the key to the mystery, and unraveling the recorded events reveals a troubling act with far-reaching implications. The evil at work is human, and Jessica must follow the trail from West Virginia to Mexico, Miami, and even the hallowed halls of the Vatican.
Can she stop a cold-blooded killer obsessed by a mortal sin—or will she become the next target in a twisted, diabolical game of hunter and prey…?
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September 24, 2016
This is the second book in the series--something I didn't realize when I first picked up the novel--but it reads as a stand-alone, and I had no trouble following along. The book has an interesting premise with plenty of intrigue and great FBI detail. Very original to have a protagonist with a mag...
August 02, 2016
This is the second Jessica Blackwood novel. The first is Angel Killer. These books can be read as stand alone novels. Although, I am just warning you now that after you read this book, if you have not read the first one you will want to pick up a copy. I like the twist that author, Andrew Mayne h...
April 16, 2017
Second in the series, and more surefooted than the first, but just as enjoyable.
July 09, 2015
First Sentence: “You know what you have to do,” said the distant voice at the other end of the phone.
A church in rural Hawkton explodes, killing five people, although the bodies can’t initially be found. Lead investigator, Vonda Mitchum, would like to close the case quickly. Agent Jessica Blackwo...
March 04, 2017
The Jessica Blackwood series in general is amazing, and Name of the Devil is no exception. Andrew does an amazing job of using the perfect mix of backstory to help build characters and show how even simple memories can have a huge impact in the future. Jessica Blackwood is a magician turned detec...
November 22, 2017
I wasn’t quite as taken with this second book. Parts of the plot just seemed too much - too out there. And yet, the kernel is not only sound, but inventive and terrific. I’m just not certain about the execution… Second-book syndrome?
Jessica seems to be too much of a lone-wolf. How is...
November 17, 2017
These Jessica Blackwood novels are magic on pages. Jessica herself is a brilliant, completely unique creation, as are these books. The author's deep knowledge of many disciplines is staggering. The FBI, magic, the human psyche, politics. It goes on and on. These books themselves...
December 23, 2017
2 'Killer' Reasons to read Name of the Devil by Andrew Mayne
The characters are well developed but allow room for personal growth and surprise. The title character has been developed over this 3book series and she is well developed, yet each book adds to her back story successfully. The story can...
September 19, 2017
Name of the Devil by Andrew Mayne is another winner. Lots of nerdy science and techy stuff, plus action and suspense make this a real page-turner. I like how Mayne, speaking through his female first-person narrator, is able to point out subtle sexisms that many women have to deal with. My only co...
October 04, 2017
These books are pretty well written and the character is interesting enough but my problems with the series are 1) the crimes are ludicrously overblown - akin to the plots of James Bond films and 2) the criminals and her former lover Damian are even more over the top.
These people are harder to k...