Really enjoyable occult mystery thriller about an unemployed writer who gets hired by a mysterious corporation and soon learns about its involvement with Voodoo and why it has such a low turnover amongst its employees.
Had never heard of the book or its author before so was pleasantly surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. Despite the fact that the Leisure, the publisher, does not appear to have had an editor available (hardly ...more
I enjoyed this book, even though the production quality was lacking throughout.
Van Cerf is a single dad and aspiring writer in search of a well-paying job. What he finds is a company willing to pay him... as long as he subscribes to the boss’s religion: Vodun. At first he finds comfort in a religion which can be proven effective but later finds that the sacrifices his boss requires are too much to ask for.
The story was well written and relied heavily on psychological tension rather than outrigh...more
I found the book to be "just okay". Van Cerf, the protagonist, is not the most likable of characters - equal parts self-righteous and self-deluding, who is prone to SUDDEN REALIZATIONS. His two romantic interests in particular make one scratch their head - his first is all passion and really, really wanting to write the naug ...more
This was a tale into the depths of voodoo. The main character Van Cerf had a very good character and was quite amusing. The story did tend to drag in certain parts and the ending I felt should have been more eventful. Overall it was a better read then I have had in a few months but sadly wasn't good enough for me to keep ahold of. If interested my copy is for sale on eBay.
Born in Indianapolis, IN he graduated from Shortridge High School. He studied journalism at Butler University. He published his first novel in 1979 and went on to publish more than 40 novels and 150 short stories. In 2003 he received ...more