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(Southern Watch #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  847 ratings  ·  47 reviews
The underworld is rising in Midian, Tennessee, a small town and burgeoning hotspot of demonic activity. When a string of savage and horrific murders committed by demons shocks the town, the unsuspecting Sheriff's Department scrambles to track down the culprit.

Working outside the bounds of the law is Deputy Archibald "Arch" Stan and demon hunter Lafayette Hendricks. The t
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published February 2nd 2014 by Reikonos Press (first published February 1st 2014)
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Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook
I'm assuming everyone who's read advanced copies of this book-slash-was-emailing-RJC-vomiting-emoticons was disgusted by the Colleen Incident. Um. Well. Maybe I'm just really fucked in the head as well, because that didn't revolt me. (And TBH even if it had I would have kept reading.)

Anyway. I didn't love Gideon as much as I loved Hollywood but he definitely had the bigger badder bad guy thing going on. RJC was definitely right when he made the 'not for kiddies' disclaimer, but I love it. The ch
Marti Kilroy
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Loved the story. Great character development and cliffhanger ending. Would have given it 5 stars if not for the overwhelming number of unedited mistakes. It was as if no one had proofread before publishing. There were words missing or in the wrong sequence as well as phrases repeated. Often, I had to reread several times to try to determine what the author intended to say. This lessened my enjoyment of the story.
Karen  ⚜Mess⚜
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Better, longer, and darker than the first book.

Those demons are getting nasty! Robert J. Crane turned up the volume in horror in this second installment of Southern Watch series. New types of demons and familiar faces. I love the action and the humor.

Thomas Mullen
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Gideons parts in this one were disturbing but the story is gradually getting better. Very pleased with this series as it is unfolding
Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-hold
I actually liked the story - and the introduction of new characters, especially the two OOC enforcers. But bits of this story got old very quickly, and after a while just felt intrusive and pointless. I did not have trouble with the body horror described, it served a purpose and had a place in the plot. But the multiple descriptions of a demon masturbating just got tedious. We get it, human death flips his triggers. It turns him on. Once or twice would be fine, servers a purpose in the story. Bu ...more
Anne Monteith
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
While this series is disturbing on many levels, it is also a series that I am glad that I've read and will continue to read until the brutal, blood end. Many of the characters are flawed, some are just evil and the demons are enough to make any lover of horror stories cringe.

Mr. Crane has said that this is his least popular series and as such is on the back burner in order of writing, publication and release; book 8 was tentatively scheduled for 2019 and has been pushed back until 2020 and I'm d
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
'Depths' was a good addition to a pretty good series. The story line kept me interested throughout. Hendricks is still pretty good at banishing demons. I like his and Erin's dynamin, even if it is only due to their frequent interludes. Erin seems to be quite a bad-ass when it comes to demons and what needs to be done. Arch has become quite the demon slayer. He's still the all-American, but he really fits the part. I loved the twist thrown in. I look forward to reading the next book. A great add ...more
Sue Gill
Mar 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was really not keen on the main bad demon in this book. I know he is a bad guy but his bits where too graphicly written, revealing in the rape and murder porn of it.
I enjoyed the expansion of the two demon civil servants/men in black types. their interactions where nice. Starting continues to intrigue me.
So all in all this one read as a bad extended length chapter linking books 1 and 3. if I didn't have them all downloaded I a trilogy I would never have picked up book 3 after reading this. as
Pam App
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So my review of the first in this series basically said that I hadn't started reading these even though I was a huge fan of the author and had already read everything else of his. The first made me want to read the second....I have & now I'm hooked! These are something I'm not used to from RJC but im finding them refreshing in my own weird way. It's all going to hell in Midian thanks to the demons and their afflictions. Hendricks and his band of unlikely allies are there to stop them but I'm pro ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
I read rouphly 65% of this book. But with every single chapter featuring The main villain either masturbating, obsessing over the thought of masturbating, or raping someone (Every.single.chapter), I had to eventually put this one down.

Just prepubescent nonsense and I'm glad the author knew this books worth by offering it for free. Because it sure as anything was worth any amount of money (or time)
Sheila Hultgren
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Well, This was a good book with a great lead up to the next one. The Whole sex demon thing was too much for me but I kept reading. I don t mind sex in a book but this was gross. Seemed like the fantasy of an eighth grader. I hope the rest of the books are a little less centered around masturbation etc. seemed like porn to me.
Pam Bales
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really like this series, but it is pretty graphic so definitely not for the younger set or anyone who objects to that. Good characters, interesting premise. Why would a little town in Midian, Tennessee be a hotspot for Demons? Good question that this series is answering. I'm not sure why it took so long to read, except I have too many irons in the fire and am reading too many books. ...more
Constance Guillory
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Another good book. So much action! The weirdest part of this book, well the two weirdest parts, were Geideon and the OOC. Who knew that there was law in their home base?! And Geideon! Weirdest demon ever! And what is Arch? Or his wife for that matter? I can't wait to read the next book. What a cliffhanger? I can't wait to read the next book!.
Stephanie Serrano Hargrove
Great story!

Four stars for the story and the characters are getting to be more in depth. They still need work more background story.
I am beginning to understand some of the guys life and motivation behind who they have become, but book 3 and we still unsure of a lot. Plus the cussing is just ridiculous.
mary johnson
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Mr. Crane has done it again. This sequel to "Called" was spectacular. It kept me reading it. You just can't put it down. He fleshed out the characters of Arch, Hendricks and Erin well. It is like you know them, especially if you are from a rural area. A good read. Can't wait to read the next installment.
Kristin McTiernan
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Everything I loved about the first book was present in this one. But... too much. To be fair, the author did warn up from it would be nasty. And honestly I was surprised how much I was affected by “the scene.” You know the one. So I stopped there. And every time I thought of finishing out the last 30% of the book, I just didn’t want to. So I’m done with the series.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book is definitely adults only. Lots of cursing, wild sex. Murder and mayhem. Definitely good and almost good against the demons it had anothet surprising ending. Wow

I am looking forward to the next book.
Thomas Hansen
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well written but not well edited

This story was strong and compelling but I was often thrown off by the errors in the text. The book also left a couple loose ends that maybe get cleared up in the next book? Hopefully, but still, I am interested.
Michael Krier
May 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun story but a little depraved to the point of being off putting. The main demon bad guy scenes were very graphic and it felt like it was every other page without giving more attention to other characters. I am not a prude but this was a little much.
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Once again, just an amusing vacation read.
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome series!
Kelley Midgett
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first. Really looked forward to reading this book. I really look forward to reading the next.
Eddy Faison
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where have you been all my life

Only two books into the series and I'm beyond many twist and unanswered questions that you gotta keep reading.
Barb VanderWel
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great story, plenty of grit. Fascinating characters.
William R. Ellis
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

So far one of the best occult series O have read. Book 1&2 each can stand on their own and each has a defined ending, that does not leave you hanging.
Donna Fitzpatrick
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading #1 and 2 in this series, Robert Crane just became elevated to the very short list of authors that I plan to read everything!
Sandra Culvyhouse
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I like this series and just want more! What an Imagination! Starting book 3 now! It's like you are living in Midian!
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Soul Eater

This book had me on the edge, like, dislike, but in the end, like. I'm glad to see Arch and his started coming back together at the end.
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My Review(Daughter):

I was forewarned by Crane that I might not like the disturbing scene that everyone was talking about so he wanted to let me know to watch out for it. And I admit it was disturbing indeed, but I also know why it was there. We needed to truly see the emptiness that Gideon is and the depravity of the situation showed us that Gideon only cares for his next "fix", so to speak. So from an author's standpoint, I believe that Cr
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Robert J. Crane was born and raised on Florida's Space Coast before moving to the upper midwest in search of cooler climates and more palatable beer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Creative Writing. He worked for a year as a substitute teacher and worked in the financial services field for seven years while writing in his spare time. ...more

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