Magic, mafia and mystery come together in the first installment of the Hound of Eden Supernatural Thriller series. Recieve your complimentary copy of , a 150-page prequel to the series, when you sign up for the Mailing List here:
If Alexi heeds the Gift Horse’s call, he stands to lose everything and everyone he’s fought and killed for. If he doesn’t, the world will be held hostage by whoever finds her first—and given that a demon-summoning murderous psychopath is in pole position, the odds are not in the world’s favor.
When a high-ranking Sicilian Mafioso is murdered with demonic magic and dumped on Russian territory, the Russians blame the only mage they know—Alexi. Then a key contact in the lucrative cocaine trade disappears, and Alexi is the one sent to play detective. He quickly learns that every mage and his dog are searching for a Gift Horse, a mysterious creature rumored to be made of pure magic who carries the secrets of all creation in her flesh and blood… a creature who is calling to Alexi for help.
Alexi Sokolsky is not your everyday hitman. Introspective, intuitive, and fiercely intelligent, he is also a mage capable of murder with nothing but his voice and the power of his will. However, arcane ability comes with a price: The same powers that make Alexi indispensable to the Russian Mafia also make him a social outcast, an object of fear and superstition.
After the first victim burns to death from the inside out and the deadline closes in, Alexi is sent to hunt the murderer in a feverish game of cat-and-mouse and stop him before more people die. But to save his friends and family and honor his contract, Alexi must also save his worst enemy, the one person in his life who truly deserves to die in a fire.
The Yaroshenko Organization is neck-deep in a multimillion dollar Wall Street heist when an unseen mage levies a terrible curse against one of Alexi’s comrades. The mage demands that the Russians release his client from the deal, cancel his debt, and forfeit their earnings, or they will suffer the fatal consequences.
It’s 1986. Alexi Sokolsky is a 25-year old Spook, a hitmage for the Russian Mafia, and he is about to face his most difficult challenge yet.