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Horns of the Devil (Jeff Trask Crime Drama #2)

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The beheaded body of an ambassador’s son is dumped on the curb in front of his father’s embassy just blocks from the White House. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask and an FBI task force are called upon to solve the murder. Their search for the killers leads to the MS-13, a hyper-violent gang from El Salvador, but Trask and his team soon learn that someone else is also tracking ...more
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published December 20th 2012 by Createspace (first published December 6th 2012)
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Lucy Dosch
Jun 15, 2013 Lucy Dosch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the thrilling follow up to Capital Kill, former USDA now Officer Timothy Wisniewski is called to investigate a call about a man injured. He certain was. In fact, he has been decapitated. The body is that of the teenaged son of Juan Carlos Lopez-Portillo, the Ambassador from El Salvador. His body was dumped in front of the embassy to leave a message, but the question is what message and from whom?

Soon Det. Dixon Carter Dix, FBI Agent Barry Dorez and USDA Jeff Trask are all heading the new task
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Jeannie Walker
Jan 19, 2014 Jeannie Walker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marc has done it again. The author skillfully provides views in his thriller "Horns of the Devil: A Jeff Trask Legal Thriller" that most of us would not experience in our lifetime. And, I thank God for keeping most of us out of harm's way and away from violence. I am glad I HAVE NOT experienced the horrible stuff that goes on in gang warfare. But, I do know that unfortunately, there are violent gangs here in the U.S. I hope that none of us ever gets caught in the crossfire. Why do these things ...more
Deborah Isner
Jun 15, 2013 Deborah Isner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an absolute amazing read. The multitude of characters introduced, all integrated flawlessly into what became an edge of your seat legal thriller.

The story begins as the son of the Ambassador of El Salvador is found brutally murdered, left at the steps to the embassy itself. What follows becomes an intense case with multiple agencies working together. The story follows the lead character, Jeff Trask, a hands on style Assistant US Attorney with a brilliant mind.

As the story continues, gan
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Tracey
Jan 20, 2013 Tracey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say??....I'm Hooked and one of the Biggest Fans of Marc Rainer!!This is the second Book I've read by this Author,but I must admit I was somewhat nervous about finally getting to read Horns of the Devil.I wasn't sure if I was expecting too much from this Author since I was so blown away with his First Book.I had nothing to worry about....This Book was so much Better than his previous one.It has all the makings of one of the Finest Thrillers I've read in a long ...more
Barb
Mar 06, 2016 Barb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sequel to "Capital Kill," "Horns of the Devil" is another fast-paced and well-written political/legal thriller set in Washington, D.C. With Marc Rainer, you never know what's going to happen until you turn the last page!
Harold Kasselman
Mar 18, 2015 Harold Kasselman rated it it was amazing
This is a novel that is legally accurate and realistic. It's a pleasure to read a book by a professional. The plot is interesting with political back drop and gang violence to boot. It is frankly scary to read about such gangs but fortunately there are career G-men and ASUA's that protect us from their violence and acts of reprisals. There are plenty of twists and lots of humorous lines that had me laughing out loud. I loved the characters especially Jeff and his wife. This is a legally and ...more
kathleen rapacz
Jan 13, 2016 kathleen rapacz rated it it was amazing
Excellent Crime Drama

Just like the first in the series I was hooked on the story from page one...first to figure out what this story was about and then page after page trying to see inside Trask's mind to figure out how he got from point a to point b. Can't wait to read the third installment.
Tara Bush
Interesting story, but the author throws a large cast of characters at you all at once and it's hard to keep them all straight. Keeping the political interests/gangs straight was challenging as well. It seemed odd that most of the detective work was done by the prosecutor instead of the FBI or police... I think the author's attorney background might have something to do with that!
Carl
Mar 21, 2016 Carl rated it liked it
It was okay

I am not a big fan of this book despite the many positive reviews I have seen for it. It wasn't a bad read. It just didn't capture my attention fully.at times, it just seemed to drag on about minute details while, at other times, skipping quickly through the action.
Michele bookloverforever
intense story, well fleshed characters, great plot. drama, vengeance, murders, el Salvadoran death squad, crooked state department official....
Rick Boyer
Mar 23, 2015 Rick Boyer rated it really liked it
Interesting, intelligent, well-written story. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to reading more from Mark Rainer
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Marc Rainer is a former prosecutor in the federal and local courts of the District of Columbia, and a former circuit prosecutor for the US Air Force's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he has more than thirty years eperience in the prosecution of major cases. He is married to a former Air Force OSI Special Agent, and lives in a suburb of a major American ...more
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