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Publisher's Summary

Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after the case of the Bonnington Archive ghost convinced him that he really can do some good with his abilities ("good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead). But his friend, Rafi, is still possessed; the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him; and he's still dirt poor. Doing some consulting for the local constabulary helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big, private job to really fill the hole in his overdraft.
That's what he needs. What he gets - good fortune and Castor not being on speaking terms - is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of Hell's fiercest demons. When Satanists, sacrifice farms, stolen spirits, and possessed churches all appear on the same police report, the name of Felix Castor can't be too far behind.
©2006 Mike Carey (P)2008 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"The well-developed main character appears more than capable of carrying a series for many books to come." ( Publishers Weekly)"Carey juggles characters and bits and pieces of plot like a man with a thousand arms, catching each word and positioning it in exactly the right place in this deftly crafted, can't-turn-the-page-fast-enough read." ( Kirkus)
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By Cliff on 10-18-13

A very good sequel. This one doesn't disappoint.

Would you consider the audio edition of Vicious Circle to be better than the print version?

I couldn't say as I have only listened to this in audio format.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Vicious Circle?

Overall just the plight of the girl the stanists are looking for.

What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

All his characters are well fleshed out and distinct. he does a great job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would if I could.

Any additional comments?

This entire series is excellent. You won't go wrong with any of them.

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By Holly Helscher on 03-21-09

Decent Sequel

I was surprised to see a sequel to The Devil You Know and purchased it right away. Mike Carey doesn't disappoint the listener by picking up right where he left off in the first book. He keeps the plot fresh by throwing in unexpected twists throughout the story. He does some further character development with both Castor and Juliet, but not at the expense of the action. When he ties it all up at the end, it is not with a pretty ribbon and no one really walks off into the sunset living happily ever after. The ending is clearly the beginning for book three. It is well read and characters are easily distinguished from each other. A little better editing could make the metaphors more accurate, but that is minor compared to the overall internal consistency of the plot. It's a good read.

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