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Broken Souls by Stephen Blackmoore
Cover Artist: Chris McGrath
Review by Drew Bittner
DAW Mass Market Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756409425
Date: 05 August 2014 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Eric Carter, necromancer, has some problems that won't stay dead. The biggest is his "marriage" to Santa Muerte, Aztec death goddess turned Mexican myth. He's beginning to change, in unexpected ways, and that's not a good thing. But it's far from his only problem...

From official release/information:

Book Description: Sister murdered, best friend dead, married to the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte. Necromancer Eric Carter's return to Los Angeles hasn't gone well, and it's about to get even worse.

His link to the Aztec death goddess is changing his powers, changing him, and he's not sure how far it will go. He's starting to question his own sanity, wonder if he's losing his mind. No mean feat for a guy who talks to the dead on a regular basis.

While searching for a way to break Santa Muerte's hold over him, Carter finds himself the target of a psychopath who can steal anyone's form, powers, and memories. Identity theft is one thing, but his guy does it by killing his victims and wearing their skins like a suit. He can be anyone. He can be anywhere.

Now Carter has to change the game--go from hunted to hunter. All he has for help is a Skid Row bruja and a ghost who's either his dead friend, Alex, or the manifestation of Carter's own guilt-fueled psychotic break.

Everything is trying to kill him. Nothing is as it seems. If all his plans go perfectly, he might survive the week. He's hoping that's a good thing.

(Source: DAW)

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