The Fraternity of the Soul Eater By Scott Lerner


The Fraternity of the Soul Eater

By: Scott A. Lerner
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Thriller
Pages: 218
Series: Samuel Roberts #3
Publisher: Camel Press
Published on: June 1st 2015
The Fraternity of the Soul Eater By Scott Lerner

It’s been a while since Samuel Roberts was called upon to save mankind, and he’s getting restless. His girlfriend Susan thinks he’s a danger junkie, and he’s worried he has a hero complex. He’s back to his usual small-town lawyerly duties in Champaign-Urbana, handling divorces and helping people beat DUI raps. But then a young fraternity pledge calls. During an initiation ceremony he witnessed the live sacrifice of a young woman, but he had so much alcohol in his system that no one believes him. Except Sam. Lately Egyptian lore has been creeping into his life, his dreams, and his movie preferences, and he’s pretty sure he knows why. Evil is knocking on his door again.

Is the call welcome? Why can’t Sam be satisfied with his comfortable legal practice and gorgeous redheaded girlfriend? Maybe it’s because he knows that, as inadequate as he may feel to the task, he and his friend Bob may be humanity’s only hope against ancient supernatural forces combined with modern genetic engineering. Come hell or high water. Or in this case, the underworld or subterranean pyramids.

The Fraternity of the Soul Eater is the third book in the Samuel Roberts Thriller series, which began with Cocaine Zombies and continued with Ruler of Demons.

Also by this author: Cocaine Zombies, Ruler of Demons (Samuel Roberts, #2)

I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

I started to really get into the Samuel Robert’s books and thankfully Scott Lerner, being a wonderful author sent us all of them. He even sent them in Mobi, which is perfect. I mean I can do Ibooks, and currently reading a large collection of stories, but it has to be on my phone and so after awhile my eyes start to hurt.

A young man comes into Sam’s office seeking an attorney for a criminal case of resisting arrest and lying to an officer. I don’t know if the author doesn’t like cops, but his character goes the shaft from them in almost every book, I mean maybe he is just a magnet for cops wrath since he is an attorney, although I don’t know how much a divorce attorney deals with the police. I know where I live, it is frequently.

The young man has a story that is unbelievable or would be if a young bird hadn’t come to talk to Sam about something very similar. With his trusty sidekick Bob there to help him.

When things start going upside down, and of course they do, it is only amount of time before shit really hits the fan, in such a way that there is a good chance that everyone, including Bob and Sam may die. Oh did I tell you that this is about an Egyptian Fraternity that is at the local college. Yes we are still in Champaign Illinois. Apparently, there is a college there and a lot of wealthy people. Seriously I am starting to think that this is just a wealthy suburb of Chicago but it really isn’t as we learned in the last book.

So you have little birds, Egyptian gods, pyramids, frat guys, a ton of fun and scary stuff. It is a rollercoaster that is faster and better put together than the first book. Overall so far this is my favorite of the three. I think the reason is is this one has more research than the previous ones, at least in my mind.  Not only research about Egypt, but research about the college, classes, how a frat works, etc.

 

 

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About Scott A. Lerner

Author and attorney Scott A. Lerner resides in Champaign, Illinois. He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He is currently a sole practitioner in Champaign, Illinois. The majority of his law practice focuses on the fields of criminal law and family law. Mr. Lerner lives with his wife, their two children, and their cat Fern. Lerner collects unusual antiques and enjoys gardening, traveling, reading fiction, and going to the movies. His first novel, Cocaine Zombies, won a bronze medal in the mystery/cozy/noir category of the 2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards.

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