Monday, February 16, 2015

Blood Infernal - James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

Blood Infernal
James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
Morrow, Feb 10 2015, $27.99
ISBN: 9780062343260

Assisted by the Sanguinists Christians who drink wine instead of blood, the Woman of Learning archaeologist Dr. Erin Granger, the Warrior of Man U.S. Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and the Knight of Christ Father Ruhn Korza continue their battle against the blood drinking Strigori.  As the world turns increasingly ugly, Dr. Granger struggles to interpret the Blood Gospel written by Christ. 

At the same time, Lucifer appears ready to escape his eternal incarceration, his Strigori minion, a demonic horde and worse continue to cause world-wide havoc.  With the Apocalypse doomsday countdown imminent, Granger, Stone and Korza search for the last hope for salvation, the missing for over a for millennium Chalice that the trio believes either is possessed by a Legion the demon at the gates of the Vatican or trapped in Hell.

The third Order of the Sanguines thriller (see Innocent Blood and The Blood Gospel) is an action-packed exhilarating thriller that explores the price of salvation; even the truest believers tussle with dogmatically accepting the cost that can supersede their faith in a heavenly outcome.  The heroic threesome pursues their quest in spite of suffering numerous wounds, injuries and fatigue that would falter Job and the Man of La Mancha as each of the threesome is “… willing to march into hell for that heavenly cause” (“The Impossible Dream").  Fast-paced from the start and decelerating, this is a fabulous finish made stronger by a terrific late twist.

Harriet Klausner

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