The Black Beast: A Clan MacAulay Novel vol 1 by R. S. Guthrie
Black Beast: A MacAulay Novel Vol 1
By R. S. Guthrie
We start out with Father Terrence MacAulay, a priest that is chasing an evil that takes possession of men’s souls. During WWII in war torn Europe the beast was very active. Father MacAulay and Father Fic Rule do nine exorcisms, a couple ending in death, the last one ending in death for the child, and Father MacAulay loses his leg and his collar to the beast. If Father Fic Rule sounds funny to you, keep reading.
In 2011, Colorado, his grandson is a Detective; Bobby Mac is what he is called, and he too has lost his left leg, but his was too a drug dealer. Or was it? As Bobby Mac goes through the case that killed his partner, and meets up with Father West, who delivers to him his grandfather’s diary left to him by Father Rule who just passed on, Bobby Mac discovers that there is more between Heaven and Earth that he thought, and that he could see.
First he has to accept that his grandfather was not his grandfather, but his great uncle, then he finds out Father West is his cousin, and his girlfriend is possessed by the Black Beast.
This was a good suspense book, a thriller that kept you guessing at every turn. It was tightly woven, well plotted, the characters fleshed out, and a look at the end that let you know this wasn’t the end of the Black Beast. If you like a good suspense/thriller pick this one up, you will not be sorry you did, Mr. Guthrie has penned a winner. A five star rating for this book with no hesitation, I just could not put it down once I opened it.