First Circle Club By Alex Siegel Genre: Supernatural Fantasy
When Virgil is betrayed and murdered, he thinks his days of catching fugitives as a U.S. Marshal are over. He is condemned to an eternity of filing paperwork in the First Circle of Hell. Then a demon lord gives Virgil an unprecedented assignment. He will return to Earth as part of a team: two souls from Heaven and two from Hell. They must stop another damned soul who escaped and is now murdering teenagers on Earth. The serial killer has supernatural skills and is part of a larger conspiracy which is well prepared for a fight. If he is not careful, Virgil could be murdered a second time.
Finally, Mammon wiped its mouth with its sleeve. "I have a job for you." Brown goo dribbled down its chin. "I already have a job, sir." Virgil glanced at the thousands of file cabinets. "This job is more important. Hell has a serious problem, and we have decided a man with your special talents might be just what we need to solve it." Virgil didn't know whether he should feel honored or terrified. "When you use the word 'we,' who are you referring to?" "The Council of Darkness," Mammon said. Virgil gulped. "Does that include Satan?" "The Lord of the Pit is the chairman." Virgil's eyes widened. He chose his next words with great care because he didn't want to sound the least bit disrespectful.
Alex Siegel has written three series, full of hellish scenarios and diabolical plot twists. The First Circle Club is the first book in his latest series. He is a computer programmer by day and a passionate, even obsessive, writer by night. He lives in Chicago with his wife and triplet teenage boys. A gray cat and two guinea pigs complete the menagerie.