Devil in the Dark
Chris Lindberg, author
After a deadly terrorist attack destroys a U.S.-Mexico border crossing in southwestern Texas, Border Patrol Officer Otis Brown and migrant worker Enrique Castillo emerge among the few survivors. When the mastermind behind the attack is revealed to be Javier Oropeza, Mexico’s most infamous drug lord, the Pentagon mobilizes its most skilled strike team – led by their deadliest weapon, the specialist known only as Rage – to take down Oropeza and incapacitate his powerful network. Meanwhile, Otis discovers that Enrique is actually a member of Oropeza’s family, and may be working for him. Believing that Enrique may have been involved in the terrorist attack, Otis decides to bring him to justice. The action propels Rage, Otis, and Enrique into Mexico’s darkest landscape, where they discover that Oropeza has launched an even greater threat – and only they can stop the looming catastrophe. Devil in the Dark is the follow-up to 2011’s Code of Darkness, which introduced Rage to the thriller genre. Devil in the Dark takes the reader even further into Rage’s tormented psyche, placing him in one perilous situation after another – with a twist that no one will see coming.
In Lindberg’s pulse-pounding sequel to 2011’s Code of Darkness, an outrage at a Texas border crossing prompts the authorities to turn to the operative known only as Rage, “a weapon of justice” with “unique abilities embedded within his DNA that enabled him to command speed, quickness, and strength like no other living being.” Rage must go after Javier Escondido Oropeza (aka the Jackal), the head of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel, who’s believed responsible for the three car bombs and the barrage of rocket-propelled grenades that destroyed three U.S. Customs and Border Protection buildings at a checkpoint and killed more than 50 people. That the Jackal’s nephew Enrique Castillo happened to have been at the checkpoint at the time makes Enrique a suspect and forces him to seek his uncle’s help. Another survivor of the attack, Border Protection officer Otis Brown, a veteran of the Afghanistan War, is tempted to join a vigilante group in response. Jason Bourne fans will find a lot to like. (BookLife)