THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.
The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.
I was really looking forward to liking this book but I have a huge trigger (or two) and that is drug abuse. The heroine is what seems always getting high and is also indebted to her dealer who is also a pimp. I really disliked that, so I sadly had to drop the story. Also, what’s with all the Church thing. It’s like the whole world is enslaved by it and it’s, at least to me, not a normal church but more of a sect that rulls the world. The whole plot thus just wasn’t for me. If you can overlook all that, then go for it. Maybe you’ll enjoy the story more than me. 🙂