The beheaded body of an ambassador’s son is dumped on the curb in front of his father’s embassy just blocks from the White House. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask and an FBI task force are called upon to solve the murder. Their search for the killers leads to the MS-13, a hyper-violent gang from El Salvador, but Trask and his team soon learn that someone else is also tracking their suspects, and with deadly efficiency.When Trask himself becomes a target, he realizes that he is caught in a cross-fire between two of the most ruthless organizations in the western hemisphere.
Author Marc Rainer brings more than three decades of investigative and prosecutorial experience to this follow-up to his hit novel Capital Kill. Horns of the Devil provides a view into one of the most deadly organized crime threats facing the United States today, and takes the reader on a gripping ride through murder investigations complicated by Washington politics and international intrigue.
Book two of the Jeff Trask Thriller Series.
“Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask returns to work on a case involving Salvadoran gang members. Trask is an engaging lead character: His extraordinary intelligence and eidetic memory are the same reasons he sometimes has trouble concentrating. Rainer also turns the spotlight on other, equally gripping characters. A well-paced mystery featuring an entertainingly complicated protagonist, supported by a robust cast." —Kirkus Reviews
“With Horns of the Devil, author Marc Rainer has given us another brilliant ride, a genuinely suspenseful book full of intrigue and action, the twists often leaving the reader in fear for the characters they've come to love. The command Mr. Rainer has over his material, the pure writing skill on view, not only keeps things flowing, but never let's it seem that any of what is going on is less than real. The story goes along in a thrilling way, right until the end, where there is one more twist waiting. The whole tale is unnerving and great fun. Highly recommend it.” —Palmetto Reviews
Marc Rainer is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a former Air Force JAG circuit prosecutor, and former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. In his more than thirty years of experience, he has tried hundreds of both military and civilian major federal cases, including prosecutions of homicide, conspiracy, and mafia and other organized crime prosecutions. He weaves scenes from his investigative and trial experiences into the plot lines of his novels, which have been hailed by those in the criminal justice fields for their realism. Marc lives in a suburb of a major midwestern city with his wife, a retired Special Agent of the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations.
James Conlan has worked continuously as a voice-over artist since the nineteen-seventies. He has served as an announcer, narrator, and voice actor for projects all over the United States. He is also a writer and producer of award-winning radio commercials and is a popular director who has worked with some of Hollywood’s best voice talent. As a principal of Houston's Radio Works, his campaigns have helped hundreds of advertisers achieve prominence in their fields and have won nearly every major creative award for radio advertising. James lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Kate.