Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (A Niki Slobodian Novel: Book 1)
by J.L. Murray
4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy/ PI Nior
Niki Slobodian sees things – things that aren't supposed to be there. Labeled an Abnormal by New Government, her name is tacked onto the Registry, which seems to be getting longer these days. Now she can't work or she'll end up the same place as her father: in prison. But with no money coming in, Niki's getting desperate.
So when a mysterious client offers to get her off the Registry in exchange for taking his case, Niki jumps at the chance. All she has to do is round up a homicidal Dark that's escaped from Hell and is cruising around the city in borrowed bodies. The murders are piling up, with Niki's notorious father somehow involved, and Niki's running out of time. And it seems the Dark isn't the only thing that escaped...
Quotes from Reviews:
J.L. Murray has created a new twist on the age-old struggle between good vs. evil and heaven vs. hell in "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."
The book is an excellent modern "noir" tale, somewhat along the lines of Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files", with a touch of dystopia thrown in for good effect.
Some stories take you places, some in time and some in a blur of entertainment. And then there is Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The author takes you on a voyage between good and evil but doesn't really tell you exactly which side is which.