Name Of The Devil: A Jessica Blackwood Novel by Andrew MayneName Of The Devil: A Jessica Blackwood Novel by Andrew Mayne

Name Of The Devil: A Jessica Blackwood Novel

byAndrew Mayne

Paperback | July 7, 2015

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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…?

Andrew Mayne is the star of A&E's magic reality showDon't Trust Andrew Mayne, and has worked with David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Title:Name Of The Devil: A Jessica Blackwood NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:July 7, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062348892

ISBN - 13:9780062348890

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jessica is magic again Another great plot, amazing characters, and action like Tom Clancy at his early best. Written with a "been there, done that" authority and realism that very few authors can pull off.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2nd in a series FBI Agent Jessica Blackwood returns in Andrew Mayne's new novel - Name of the Devil. Blackwood is a unique character - she's a magician turned cop. Mayne's own background as a magician and a family in law enforcement add much to his books. A new nemesis awaits Jessica this time out. A massacre in a small town church seems to point to spontaneous human combustion, exorcism, madness - and the devil. The residents in town are frightened and local enforcement baffled, so the Bureau is called in. And so is Jessica - to consult. For she sees with a different set of eyes and a different logic. I really enjoy the trickery, the sleight of hand, if you will, that Mayne uses in his plots. I like the behind the scenes, alternate explanations and illusions that Jessica exposes. Jessica is a likable character. This time around, we get to know a bit more of her background with flashbacks from her childhood. Her magician grandfather is someone who fascinates me - there's much more to the man than simple magic tricks. Another recurring character is Damien, the extremely dangerous, seemingly all seeing man who seems to have his eye on Jessica - watching for her safety and providing her clues in an oblique fashion. Mayne's plot is intricate, involved and far-reaching in Name of the Devil. Some of it is a wee bit over the top and asks the reader to suspend disbelief. And you should - it fuels an already action-filled read. Mayne has conjured up another great cat and mouse game with a unique protagonist - perfect for summer escapist reading. I loved the ending and will be watching for number three.
Date published: 2015-07-08

Editorial Reviews

"Mayne, the star of the A&E show Don't Trust Andrew Mayne, combines magic and mayhem in this delightful beginning to a new series.. Readers will look forward to Jessica's future adventures."