Monday, February 22, 2010

Launched This Week: The Department of Magic

It’s hate at first sight.

Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo are competing for the same job in a dusty office in a secret Federal agency run by the mysterious, menacing Jefferson Davis Crawley – “Creepy” Crawley, as he’s known.

When Crawley is murdered in front of them after their first day on the job, Jasmine and Rocco are left to figure out who killed their new boss, and exactly what a job in the so-called Department of Magic entails. And magic, it seems, is nothing like it seems in children’s books; it’s dark and bloody and sexual.

What follows is a nightmare gallop through a world of ghosts, spooks, vampires, demons, and the minions of South American and Voodoo gods hell-bent on destroying the world and subjugating all America in the year 2012.

Only Rock and Jazz, in the company of a ragtag team of urhobos – homeless guardians of the District of Columbia– can prevent it by resurrecting “Goddess America” in a mystical ceremony on the Fourth of July, as the story reaches its bittersweet and unforeseen climax.

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AllinTheMind said...

Excellent book. I really enjoyed it. Here's hoping for a sequel!!

Kate H said...

Really great book. I'll be trying to attract attention to it on Goodreads. Thanks for Ghosts of Christmas Present which helped me discover your writing. I hope, though, that the short story is only a minor delaying tactic while Book 2 is in the final stages. I'll own a copy of that the day it comes out, that's certain.

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