Publication Date: June 15, 2012
Origins: From Author for Review
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Synopsis: Forget Hell, this is Gehenna. You die, you’re damned and then you wake up here, but that’s not the end of the story. If you don’t redeem, or die the second and final death, you slowly turn into a demon—and then you really do belong in hell.
Michael Thane is running out of time, the change from man to demon is eroding what little humanity he has left. His state of mind isn’t helped when he’s framed for a series of brutal torture-murders so vicious they’re threatening to shatter a two thousand year-old truce.
Forced to go on the run, he snatches the one human who knows he’s innocent, Special Constable Elizabeth Grant. Murder and an all-or-nothing hunt through the worst parts of hell are not their only problems. They have to figure out who is trying to return Gehenna to a true hell of torment before it’s too late.
Review: If you are damned when you die, you go to Gehenna. Where most who dwell there long for redemption and work hard toward it. Others are content to while their time away and will one day turn demon. Michael Thane hunts those demons that no one else will go after. Many years ago, Michael saved a new arrival to Gehenna, Liz Grant, an empath who is now a Special Constable. Now there is a killer on the loose and all signs point to Michael having lost the battle against the raging of the darkness. Now Michael and Liz are on the run, fighting those who should be helping them, while searching for the identity of the true villain. Of course, in Gehenna…there are many to choose from. ‘Gehenna’ features an outstanding cast of characters and compelling supernatural action. Ms. Taft’s debut novel is well-developed in both the world she’s created and the characters that populate it. ‘Gehenna’ is a novel which has carved out its own niche is the heavily populated vampire genre!