I have been waiting impatiently for the next book in the Cain Casey series to finally be published, and I’m over the moon that it’s finally here.
The Devil Incarnate by Ali Vali is the seventh book in this series (eight books counting the prequel). The story begins about three months after the last novel, and continues the tale of our favorite mobster, her family and friends, and of course the people who would love to see her put away…or dead. Poor Cain not only has the usual drug cartels either trying to get her to join them or kill her, she now has the Russian mob out for her and her family’s blood. Of course we can’t forget Shelby, Annabelle, and the other FBI agents who are always lurking in the shadows looking for any reason to arrest Cain. It is a good thing Cain has a brilliant and imaginative mind. She is going to need it to stay on top with all these folks who are after her.
This novel is a wonderful addition to the series. We get to see all of our favorite main and secondary characters with a few new ones to keep Cain and her friends on their toes. I really liked Cain in this tale. We get to see a bit more of what she is thinking and feeling in this story. She is still the same mobster we’ve come to love in the earlier books, but we get a bit more insight into her character in this novel. The main setting of New Orleans is perfect for this tale, and the plot will keep you riveted through the book. And yes, the industrial meat grinder makes an appearance in the story.
If you have enjoyed the former novels in this series, you are going to love this one too. Just like all the other books, though, there’ll be a few threads left hanging at the end of the story, so I know this will not be the last book in the series, thank goodness. I’m not ready to let Cain Casey go yet.
This is not a standalone novel. You could read and enjoy it, but you would be missing so much history reading only this story. You should begin with either the prequel or the first book of the series, and read them all in order. That is what I did, starting with the prequel. I’ve loved every one of these novels, and I’m sure you will too.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.