"John Wayne Cleaver is a teenage sociopath with a long list of people to eliminate."
Reviewed by Shellie Surles
Posted October 9, 2015
Thriller Paranormal - Supernatural | Horror
Dan Wells uses his twisted storytelling to continue the
narrative of a teenager who has known his whole life he enjoys
killing. John Wayne Cleaver spends his time keeping his
personal demons at bay and trying to find ways to kill the
real demons that are living among humans. John
knows he is a sociopath and does his best to channel his
desires to a good cause.
John, along with his specially formed FBI task force, attempt to
take out demons preying on humans and stay under the radar at
the same time. Killing demons prove to be more difficult than
chasing normal killers. The task force must stop the demons
but the demons used to be gods and they are very powerful, the
battles are dangerous, and people will die.
I love the ways Dan Wells writes the torment John Wayne goes
through daily. It's very interesting to read. He is surrounded
by an equally interesting group of people who help him track
and kill the demons. THE DEVIL'S ONLY FRIEND is part of a
series of books based on the characters created by Dan Wells.
It can be read as a standalone, but I suggest reading the
others too. They help you get a real insight into the makeup
of John Wayne Cleaver, especially the first one. The beauty of
this series is it can't be stuck into one genre. It's a
mystery, paranormal, thriller and more all rolled up into one
and will appeal to a large group of readers. Don't miss the
DEVIL'S ONLY FRIEND.
John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they've killed his
neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end
he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill
team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he
can . . .
. . . but the monsters have noticed, and the
quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full
scale supernatural war.
John doesn't want the life
he's stuck with. He doesn't want the FBI bossing him around,
he doesn't want his only friend imprisoned in a mental ward,
and he doesn't want to face the terrifying cannibal who
calls himself The Hunter. John doesn't want to kill people.
But as the song says, you can't always get what you want.
John has learned that the hard way; his clothes have the
stains to prove it.
When John again faces evil, he'll
know what he has to do.
The Devil's Only Friend
is the first book in a brand-new John Wayne Cleaver
trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells.
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