BRIEF SYNOPSIS: After saving existence once again, James Stark finds himself stranded in Hell. This time things are different though. James is in charge but that doesn’t make life any easier or less dangerous.
PROS: Lots of cool ideas and interesting approaches to overdone tropes.
CONS: Almost too many ideas and a convoluted plot.
BOTTOM LINE: Fans of Sandman Slim will be pleased and urban fantasy readers in search of a unique series may have a friend in Kadrey.
After the events of Aloha From Hell, demon hunter James Stark (aka Sandman Slim) finds himself stranded in Pandemonium. The Devil decided it was time to abandon ship and left him in charge. Stark is given a crash course in Hellion politics and court intrigue, rebuilding Hell and dodging assassination attempts to boot. Things aren’t much better back in L.A., with a serial killer ghost causing havoc and a secret cabal plotting to rewrite reality. It looks like Stark has some killing to do.