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The Devil You Know

Written by Mike Carey

Average Score: 69(6)

Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. It may seem like a good ghostbuster can charge what he likes and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle--but there's a risk: Sooner or later he's going to take on a spirit that's too strong for him. While trying to back out of this ill-conceived career, Castor accepts a seemingly simple ghost-hunting case at a museum in the shadowy heart of London--just to pay the bills, you understand. But what should have been a perfectly straightforward exorcism is rapidly turning into the Who Can Kill Castor First Show, with demons and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize. That's OK: Castor knows how to deal with the dead. It's the living who piss him off...

Book Details

Mass Market Paperback, 528 Pages
Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 01, 2008
First Published by Orbit in 2006
ISBN-10 0446618705
ISBN-13 978-0446618700


Fantasy Book Critic | Robert Thompson
Review Rating: 80
"[if] you're in the mood for something a little edgier, fresher and more cathartic, then I would highly recommend "The Devil You Know""
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SF Reader | S. J. Higbee
Review Rating: 80
Carey is an experienced writer and it shows.
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The Zone | Alasdair Stuart
Review Rating: 80
A massively impressive prose debut, this is a weighty novel that moves at breakneck speed.
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sffworld.com | Mark Yon
Review Rating: 80
This was an unexpected treat that reached well above my expectations.
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Pat`s Fantasy Hotlist | Patrick
Review Rating: 75
The pace is excellent, with Mike Carey keeping the reader turning those pages to learn what happens next.
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Boomtron | lifeinmoments
Review Rating: 20
I really didn't care much for this overlong work and am hesitant to enter Felix Castor's world again with Carey's upcoming releases.
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