Suicide Kings (Eric Carter #7)
by Stephen Blackmoore
out March 22, 2022
ISBN:
9780756417635
★★★★

(spoilers ahead for previous books, but none concerning Suicide Kings)

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Being resurrected against his will has left Eric with an identity crisis and in a terrible mood. His old ties to Mictlan have left him with the lingering memories of Mictlantecuhtli, god of the dead. At least this body isn't plagued with the CTE, injuries, and years of drug use that made him kind of a jerk. It's a new, more likeable Eric who knows even fancier tricks (who is still a bit of a jerk.)

His post-resurrection ennui leads him to assist Amanda, the daughter of the leader of one of the most powerful magical families in the country, who is facing assassination attempts by relatives. Much like the previous books, this one includes its fair share of violence and action, but is framed within a whodunnit murder mystery that takes place during a family get-together of a family of awful, powerful people. He, his powerful ally Gabriela, and Amanda (who is a pretty terrifying person herself) fight to stay alive long enough to figure out who the killer is.

It ends on a cliffhanger.

I'm still a big fan of Eric Carter and look forward to seeing the next title.

arc received from the publisher for review