This story is an eye opening and deeply disturbing look into the evil world of drugs and the occult. It begins at the Battle of Flowers Parade when a drug crazed teen wielding a gun carries out a massacre. Cindi Neff is protected by a classmate who dies and after he is buried his gravesite is desecrated. Her mother, Deputy Sheriff Nancy Neff, is subsequently put in charge of the investigation due to her expertise in Afro-Caribbean religions.
The storyline is mesmerizing and the characters are extremely well developed and complex. Each character plays a deeply intricate part in this story as they bring you to the depths of evil and despair. It is very apparent that a tremendous amount of research went into the understanding of the Palo Mayombe and Santeria religions, religious traditions of African origin developed in Cuba and spread throughout Latin America and the United States. The religious aspects coupled with the extraordinary characters and plot twists will pull you into the story and hold you hostage.
Bob Stewart is a masterful storyteller as he pulls you into the deeply ominous depths of drugs and the occult to plunge you in the classic battle between good and evil. I recommend this book to all readers who love mystery/suspense and drama that will hold you spellbound until the end.