Call the Devil by His Oldest Name

Call the Devil by His Oldest Name

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by Sallie Bissell
     
 

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Out of the Darkness. Into the Fire . . .

Haunted by the death of her mother, assistant district attorney Mary Crow is obsessed with finding the man who holds the key to this tragedy.

When that same man kidnaps her infant goddaughter, Mary is certain: the nightmare is beginning again. Following clues left along the Cherokee Trail of

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Overview

Out of the Darkness. Into the Fire . . .

Haunted by the death of her mother, assistant district attorney Mary Crow is obsessed with finding the man who holds the key to this tragedy.

When that same man kidnaps her infant goddaughter, Mary is certain: the nightmare is beginning again. Following clues left along the Cherokee Trail of Tears, Mary’s only chance to save her goddaughter is to hunt the kidnapper in a lethal game of cat-and-mouse. As lives crack and crumble around her, Mary must face a violent mystery in her family’s past . . . and a killer who could be mistaken for the very devil himself.

Call the Devil By His Oldest Name is a tour de force of relentless suspense and heart-stopping menace that will leave you breathless.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Cherokee Mary Crow, the assistant DA of Deckard County, Ga., and her old nemesis, Stump Logan, return in Bissell's third thriller, which is no less gripping than her lauded debut, In the Forest of Harm. Long presumed dead, Stump has crawled out of his hole with a new identity and a sinister plan to eliminate Mary. His bait: Mary's three-month-old goddaughter, Lily, daughter of Mary's ex-lover Jonathan Walkingstick and his new bride, Ruth. Mary has just finished her closing arguments for a kiddie porn conviction when she learns that Lily has been kidnapped. As Mary follows the kidnapper's trail, it becomes apparent that the kidnapper is far more interested in Mary than Lily. Bissell slips plenty of information from her earlier books into the story to keep readers up to speed, and some will be pleased to note that this book contains significantly fewer gruesome elements than her previous shockers. Though details of child endangerment and child pornography are still stomach-churning, Bissell's strong writing and clever, didn't-see-that-coming denouement will keep readers enthralled. If Bissell can better flesh out her characters' motivations, she may soon be keeping company with the likes of Tami Hoag and Sandra Brown. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738744537
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
09/08/2014
Series:
A Mary Crow Novel , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
370
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Sallie Bissell (North Carolina) is a Nashville native and divides her time between her hometown and Asheville. The first four titles in the critically acclaimed Mary Crow series are available from Bantam Doubleday Dell.

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