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Name of the Devil : a Jessica Blackwood novel / Andrew Mayne.

By: Mayne, Andrew, 1973- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Mayne, Andrew, Jessica Blackwood: 2.Publisher: New York : Bourbon Street Books, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Edition: First edition.Description: 411 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062348890; 0062348892.Subject(s): Women detectives -- Fiction | Magicians -- Fiction | Serial murder investigation -- Fiction | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: In this electrifying sequel to Angel Killer, magician-turned-FBI-agent Jessica Blackwood must channel her past to catch a killer consumed by a desire for revenge. When a church combusts in rural Appalachia, the bizarre trail of carnage suggests diabolical forces are at work. Charged with explaining the inexplicable, the FBI's Dr. Ailes and Agent Knoll once again turn to the ace up their sleeve: Agent Jessica Blackwood, a former prodigy from a family dynasty of illusionists.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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...?</p>

In this electrifying sequel to Angel Killer, magician-turned-FBI-agent Jessica Blackwood must channel her past to catch a killer consumed by a desire for revenge. When a church combusts in rural Appalachia, the bizarre trail of carnage suggests diabolical forces are at work. Charged with explaining the inexplicable, the FBI's Dr. Ailes and Agent Knoll once again turn to the ace up their sleeve: Agent Jessica Blackwood, a former prodigy from a family dynasty of illusionists.

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Sequel to: Angel Killer.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Mayne's exciting second Jessica Blackwood novel (after 2014's Angel Killer), the cunning FBI special agent applies her magician training to investigating a bizarre explosion, which tears apart a church in Hawkton, W.Va., and leaves all but one of the congregation upside-down and naked in surrounding trees. Missing is Sheriff Carson Jessup. An early hint points to the man who is now the pope. The FBI uncovers clues that suggest a supernatural link, in particular to the demon Azazel. Jessica, who becomes the target of the dangerous gang X-20, survives more than one attempt to kill her as she tries to figure out the motive behind the Hawkton attack. The death of a young boy, a plot to kill the pope, and the powerful reach of a vengeful drug cartel leader test Jessica's abilities in a fast-moving thriller in which illusions are weapons for both good and evil. Agent: Erica Spellman-Silverman, Trident Media Group. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Science supersedes the supernatural in this action-packed follow-up to Angel Killer (2014). When a mysterious explosion destroys a small church in Hawkton, West Virginia, demonic forces seem to have been at work: the naked bodies of the several persons who were in the church are found hanging from trees, some with mutilations, and one with a demon's name written in blood in Hebrew on his chest. The town sheriff has vanished, but forensics link him to attacks on the victims and reveal an unusual psychedelic drug in play. Then a minister commits suicide during a live broadcast, leaving an audiotape that connects him along with one of the most powerful and revered men in the world to the Hawkton event. FBI Agent Jessica Blackwood avidly pursues all leads, even though she faces some resentment for her role in the events depicted in Angel Killer. But having grown up in a family of magicians, she thinks outside the box and is relentless in her quest for answers. With snappy prose and a smart protagonist, this is an adrenaline-fueled procedural with an unusual twist. Great reading.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2015 Booklist