In the blink of an eye, Michael loses his family. As his life spirals out of control with grief, he is presented with the possibility that their souls might be trapped in Hell. Thus begins an unimaginable and nightmarish journey to rescue his family from the depths of Hell, with the Devil as the puppet master pulling his strings.
My thoughts on the book…
In this darkly compelling short story, Michael loses his son and wife in an accident that will shape him into a soulless shell–a shell that Satan can use to empower himself. When Satan offers Michael a deal he can’t refuse–to save his dead son and wife from an eternity of misery–Michael takes the bait and becomes Satan’s hitman. Five lives for Michael’s family’s freedom. But it doesn’t come without a price as Michael becomes a killing monster, with his final hit a mark that will become his undoing.
The story alternates timelines, revealing glimpses of Michael’s life before and after his slow demise, as the book comes to a head at the end in the battle between good and evil. It’s a revealing read showing how far one might go to save his family, even at the cost of his own soul.
If you’re looking for a short thriller, The Devil’s Lieutenant is a captivating fix.
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