His thoughts are not his own--his subconscious has been infiltrated and a single word can trigger hidden orders buried deep within Matt's memory, turning him into a killing machine. Read more...
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His thoughts are not his own--his subconscious has been infiltrated and a single word can trigger hidden orders buried deep within Matt's memory, turning him into a killing machine.
The FBI aims him at the man responsible for his conditioning: an architect of Nazi revival and devotee of the Antichurch of Lucifer Triumphant. This man took Matt's life away and must pay.
Even in a nation rife with antigovernment paranoia and conspiracy theories, nobody could believe the things Matt has seen. In a nation infected with trained assassins and ritual murderers, only "he" can piece together the truth and save the U.S. from impending disaster.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-02-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Johnston's over-the-top fourth novel featuring British writer-turned-action-hero Matt Wells (after Maps of Hell) finds Wells and his pregnant girlfriend, Det. Chief Supt. Karen Oaten, in federal custody in Illinois because they tried to kill the attorney general at FBI headquarters and the U.S. president at Washington National Cathedral. Since Nazis programmed them to do their evil bidding, the couple are eventually released. Wells has another problem: his former lover, Sara Robbins, who has "turned out to be the sister of a ruthless serial executioner who called himself the White Devil," is gunning for him. Meanwhile, the murder of a civil rights attorney, disemboweled and decapitated in her Manhattan apartment under a painted swastika, proves to be the first of a series of grisly murders across the country. Toss in a satanic cult, the Antichurch of Lucifer Triumphant, and you have a sprawling tale likely to appeal only to diehard Johnston fans. (Apr.)