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The Devil's Only Friend

(2015)
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 304
Personal Rating: 9/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Hard Bound
Series:
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Classifications:Horror
Thriller
Fantasy
Synopsis:
John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they've killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can...

...but the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war.

John doesn't want the life he's stuck with. He doesn't want the FBI bossing him around, he doesn't want his only friend imprisoned in a mental ward, and he doesn't want to face the terrifying cannibal who calls himself The Hunter. John doesn't want to kill people. But as the song says, you can't always get what you want. John has learned that the hard way; his clothes have the stains to prove it.

When John again faces evil, he'll know what he has to do.
Reaction:
Great beginning to a new trilogy. The Main character has certainly developed, but that does not mean he's improved. In fact, in many ways, he's worse off than he was before all of this crap started up in his life. But he has a purpose and a goal that he can work towards.

The team dynamic puts a new flavor onto the story, but it is still very much John Cleaver's story.

A great read if you can stomach a couple of slightly disturbing elements.
Trivia:
This is not just the fourth book in the series. Dan Wells intended to make this the beginning of a new though related series to showcase a new part in John Cleaver's life.