"Barakiel is a fantastic hero – weird, complex, [and] enigmatic but also compassionate and sensitive. . . . Zan is an amazingly strong heroine and so easily relatable that readers will just love her too." – InD'tale Magazine
For centuries, Lucifer's son paid for the sins of his father. Now, he's had enough.
Barakiel came to accept his solitude after the rulers of his homeworld banished him to Earth. He takes solace in his duty and enjoys slaughtering the demons his father sends against him at every change of season. When someone murders a helpless man and leaves his spleen in the bushes of a Philadelphia park, Barakiel suspects his father is behind it. He offers to consult for the FBI, selling them on his knowledge of the daggers found at the crime scene. Then, Special Agent Zan O'Gara shows up at his door and everything changes.
Although Zan has put her painful experiences with men behind her, she's perfectly content to be alone. Until she meets Barakiel. She knows something's not quite right with him, but the stronger part of her thinks he's worth the gamble.
As Zan's investigation brings her closer to the truth about Barakiel, his duty compels him to protect the innocent. He'll risk his life to stop Lucifer from claiming another victim, even as Zan gives him more reasons to live than he's ever had before.
"One of the best sci-fi suspense romances I've ever read." – Amazon Reviewer
WARNING: This book contains foul language, violence, explicit sex, and sexual violence. Adults only! This is not a stand-alone novel, but the first in a five-part series. The epic love story continues in The Pain Season, Book II of the Covalent Series, available now.
About the Author
Libby Doyle escapes real life by writing extravagant tales, filled with adventure, sex, and violence. When not tapping away at her fiction, she's been known to work as an attorney and a journalist. Libby loves absurd humor, travel, punk rock, and her husband. She is the author of The Covalent Series, an epic science fantasy in five parts.