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Diabolical

Diabolical

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by Hank Schwaeble
     
 

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A Hellion has escaped damnation and returned to earth to unleash the forces of darkness on the world. Only Jake Hatcher has the experience to track it, and only he can get close enough to it-because the Hellion is his brother.

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A Hellion has escaped damnation and returned to earth to unleash the forces of darkness on the world. Only Jake Hatcher has the experience to track it, and only he can get close enough to it-because the Hellion is his brother.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515149616
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
A Jake Hatcher Novel Series, #1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Diabolical 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Diabolical" is the sequel to "Damnable". It takes place a few months after the end of the first book. The main character is Jake Hatcher who now lives in sunny Southern California. Hatcher seemed to think that moving to other side of the country would keep him away from the machinations of the apocalyptic crazies in New York. If it actually worked that way, then the second book would be quite dull. Contrary to his own desires, Hatcher has been placed on the center stage, again, in another chaotic tug-of-war that is deadly serious. As he pieces together information using his own unique skills, his baby nephew gets kidnapped. Hatcher needs to know who kidnapped him? Where is he now? And, why take the baby at all? Hatcher encounters trickery and deceit from characters, both old and new. Hatcher must rescue the baby, educate himself in occult practices, not get killed, and prevent a hell mouth from opening up in L.A. He can handle it, right? Definitely. I liked this book, but it is paced differently than the first book. It is a similar storyline, but we get to learn more about the characters that make an appearance in both books. The Carnates are still a mystery, though. I cannot figure out their motives. It would be great, if the author wrote a side story just about the Carnates. "Tell me, that way we will both know." (Sorry for the divergence, but that is my favorite Hatcher catch-phrase.) The ending was strange and seemed a bit rushed. I had to read it twice, and it is still a bit odd. It just did not wrap up as neatly as "Damnable". That could be due, in part, to the reader not knowing anything about the General or the Carnates when Hatcher is not there to observe them. I did enjoy really getting inside of Jake Hatcher's head. It was my favorite part of the book. I loved the way that the author described Hatcher's different emotional, mental, and physical states during fights and interrogations. I have always wondered what goes through a person's head when he is in these situations. If you liked Damnable, then you will probably like Diabolical, as well. I highly recommend it. You do not have to read them in order, but it would be better that way for the reader. There is a lot of sex, violence, and bad language. You have been warned. It is not a YA title. -AvidReader
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