The Devil in Amber (Lucifer Box, Book 2)
The remarkable Lucifer field returns for an additional around of lively, pun-heavy sleuthing during this devilishly decadent sequel to the acclaimed The Vesuvius Club.
Lucifer field — portraitist, dandy and extraordinarily strong undercover agent — is feeling his age. He's additionally greater than a bit apprehensive approximately an bold more youthful agent, Percy Flarge, who's snapping at his heels. Assigned to watch the actions of fascist chief Olympus Mons and his fanatical fans, or "Amber Shirts," in F.A.U.S.T. — The Fascist Anglo-United States Trinity (an acronym so tortuous it might in basic terms be sinister) — in snowbound Twenties big apple, field reveals himself framed for a vicious, mysterious murder.
Using all of his local crafty, field escapes aboard a vessel certain for England armed with just a Broadway midget's suitcase and a string of unanswered questions: What lies hidden within the bleak Norfolk convent of St. Bede? what's "the lamb" that Olympus Mons searches for in his bid for international domination? And what has all this to do with a medieval prayer meant to summon the satan himself?
From the glittering sophistication of paintings Deco ny to the eerie Norfolk coast and the snowcapped peaks of Switzerland, The satan in Amber takes us on an exhilarating, scrumptious experience that pits Lucifer field opposed to the main deadly adversary of his occupation: the Prince of Darkness himself.
sufferer, watchful Evil…’ ‘If you’re concerning the narcotics, my boy, then I think of there are higher perils threatening the globe simply now.’ ‘How correct you are.’ I sighed. ‘Look the following, Mr risky. I dislike riddles. Has all this cryptic blether acquired something to do with F.A.U.S.T.?’ A apparently mad grin all at once lit up his positive aspects. ‘Ha! greater than you recognize, sir. greater than you know.’ ‘You’re doing it back! Are we going to come back to a couple lodging or am I losing my time? those Froggy.
popping out of her. I gave her an encouraging smile. Lord, yet she’d swallowed these things hook, line and sinker. ‘Any likelihood of arranging a meeting?’ ‘Why are you here?’ she acknowledged without notice. ‘Business,’ I lied. ‘An artwork broker on 5th street is attracted to my work.’ ‘New work?’ ‘Not exactly.’ I shivered within my overcoat. ‘Apparently there’s anything of a nostalgia for all issues Edwardian simply now.’ ‘Poor Lucy—’ ‘Don’t name me that!’ I stated via gritted the teeth. Then, extra mildly:.
Demon–that used to be only one extra a part of it. yet then i started to feel…’ She shook her head dismissively. ‘No,’ I suggested. ‘Go on.’ ‘I felt that it was once looking at over me,’ Aggie bit her lip. ‘Like…like a guardian.’ She became her fathomless eyes in the direction of me after which, like a toddler desiring reassurance, draped her palms round my neck and we slid again onto the mattress. although my first intuition used to be to make the most, just like the sturdy Christian I’m no longer, I allow the lady doze off together with her head on my chest. With.
Of his trilby that advised me Percy Flarge was once again at the smell. Even underneath the bruising and the bindings i may see the glance of utter hatred he had assumed. ‘The fox run to flooring at last,’ he seethed, brandishing his revolver. ‘You’ve made particularly a chase of it, field, yet it’s over now.’ electrical lighting fixtures rattled into existence round me and that i squinted on the unaccustomed brightness. Uniformed shapes darted from the corners of the room and that i came upon myself unexpectedly confined. Flarge checked out me with.
I’d persevered at the Stiffkey and the Norfolk marsh. ‘You don’t comprehend what I’d supply to think Mons was once utilizing all of it as an excuse to seduce loads of nubile Swiss serving ladies. yet I’ve obvious issues some time past few days that make me doubt each of these comfortable little certainties that make existence tolerable.’ Reiss-Mueller nodded slowly, then brightened. ‘Luckily Mons had basically the fragment. And he doesn’t also have that any longer. My orders are to take him…um…out of the image, because it have been, and go back.