World War II veteran Peter Blackstone traded his soul so that his wife could live. That was 1945. Since then, Peter has lived an unnaturally long life as a hired killer, providing the life forces upon which Jerahmeel feeds to survive.
Doctor Allison La Croix has a big problem. She randomly sees people’s deaths. She has longed to be free of her twisted “gift” to live a normal life without fear of predicting yet another loved one’s demise.
After a horrific accident, a severely injured Peter arrives in Allison’s ER. The vision Allison experiences when she touches him nearly kills her. He teaches her to block these devastating episodes as she finds a way to unlock his forgotten, passionate soul.
But Jerahmeel’s minion has orders to destroy Peter and anyone he loves. Will Peter’s and Allison’s shattered souls survive the devious plan? Or could their love save them both? Someone will have hell to pay.
Wow !!! Immortal Flame by Jillian David was such a great read. Totally different from my usual reading material. Fast paced and full of action.
Peter is our hero, after making a pact (he is called an Indebted) with his master, he lives to do his masters bidding. The Jerahmeel is satan in human form.
Peter has a sword In which he dispatches evil with. The sword is an extension of Peter. The sword channels the blood from the criminals, the insanity, the cruelty and the wickedness from the blood feeds his master. And the reason Peter is serving Jerahmeel? He made a deal to spare his wife’s life and his life was now Jerahmeel’s to command.
Peter is practically indestructible, even after a terrible car crash, (which would have killed a normal person) he began to heal. Waking in a hospital, he is faced with an angel, long forgotten emotions begin to surface, he feels protective and possessive of her.
Allison is just starting her shift at the hospital, she is a doctor. Allison has a gift (or as she calls it a curse) if she touches you, she might see your death. This has haunted her for as long as she can remember.
She touches Peter as she starts her examination of the patient. Immediately she is bombarded with horrific scenes of death. This causes her to black out, when she comes round, Peter is watching her intently. He starts to bombard her with questions, what did she see? Before She can respond, Peter’s brother appears. Dante is like Peter, they have been friends for 100 years !!!! Peter and Dante convince Allison to release Peter from the hospital. If he spends too long in one place, bad things happen.
Dante informs Peter that he has to remain in town for his next assignment. Once Peter and Allison catch up with each other, things start to happen. Why does his boss want him dead?
Both the main characters were very well written, and even Dante made me smile. The scenes were incredibly detailed. I could see the battles, I could see Peters struggle with what was right.
I can’t recommend this book enough. I’m thrilled to find out that there is a 2nd book in this Hell to Pay series (Relentless Flame) coming soon, with a 3rd (Flame Unleashed) to follow.