In the wake of the assault on Carapace's headquarters, Dana and Aban arrive to investigate what happened to their allies, while Renfro, the killer who is the focus of the manhunt, stalks their every move.
Dana Atkinson, a dishonorably discharged army investigator, is pulled back to the Middle East when a group of American oil technicians disappears under bizarre circumstances. With the help of an Iraqi investigator, Dana discovers a series of unusual incidents at the drill site, which lead her and an unlikely ally to discover a mythic evil that has been released, one that threatens both the lives of the entire region and the fragile peace that exists.
In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for
the souls of mankind. Principal among God’s legion are seven
archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there
is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in
Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without
God’s sanction, he faces the enemy on his own terms, and shows just
how bad good can be.