Since creating his first monster, Victor Frankenstein has used his talents in mad science to extend his life indefinitely. He now goes under the name of Victor Helios and owns a corporation that acts as a front for his ongoing efforts to create an army of super humans. Most of the story is set in New Orleans, but the book begins with a brief prologue at a Tibetan monastery where physically and mentally scarred, seven-foot-tall Deucalion has been hiding out for decades. When word reaches the monastery that Victor is gearing up for something big and sinister, Deucalion leaves his refuge for a final confrontation with his maker.
The characters really stand out in this one. The reader will get to know a psychopathic serial killer, an autistic teenager, and a hard-boiled female police detective with equal intimacy. Although the gruesome details may put off some readers, there’s still a lot to like about this twisted series.