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The Man in the Dark
by Jonathan Whitelaw
Genre: humour, satire
Publisher: Urbane Books
The Devil’s back – and he’s STILL not had a holiday.
There’s another mystery to solve – a woman kidnapped by terrorists and the world trying to find her. While he hates doing God’s bidding, The Devil can’t resist trying to put one over on Him. But nothing is EVER that simple.
While the Devil helps the London cops crack the case, there’s trouble in the Underworld. And two of humanity’s greatest backstabbers – Brutus and Cassius – are sharpening their knives with an eye on stealing his crown.
It’s a race against time to find the girl, be the bad guy and maybe stop the apocalypse.
The Man in the Dark picks up right where we left the Devil at the end of HELLCORP, so it kinda advisable to read that first, and trust me you will want to anyway it is so good! The Devil is back and every so slightly annoyed at Him upstairs for ruining his holiday – well he only got a few hours break before being thrust back into a human body with yet another mission.
The dark humour and satire that I loved so much in the previous book is back larger than ever and this time we are in London where the city has literally gone to hell in a hand-basket, there is more afoot in this book with the natural order of things being thrown into turmoil, the Devil helping find a kidnapped woman and two delightful Romans who seem to be quite the instigator in a lot that is going on – Brutus and Cassius!
Once again the Devil was comedic in his approach to being in a human body again, and the dark humour appealed to my own sense of humour. Another 5 star read!
Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism. Subjects he has covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture and sport to fashion, music and even radioactive waste with everything in between. He’s also a regular reviewer and talking head on shows for the BBC and STV. ‘HellCorp’ is his second novel following his debut, ‘Morbid Relations’.
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