A horror novel steeped in atmosphere, racing through the midnight alleys and gaslit streets of 1862 Massachusetts.
Someone stole the Devil’s key. Now he wants it back.
Finn Carey never quits. A young Irishman working in the mills of Massachusetts, he’ll fight tooth and nail for his family. But when the ship carrying them from Ireland drifts ashore with no one left alive, Finn confronts an evil beyond anything he’s ever faced.
Soon tales spread of a soulless evil escaped from the ship. Churches and cemeteries defiled by strange vandalism. To protect his surviving kin, Finn leaps into a desperate race against a foe whose determination matches his own. But when a beautiful devil-hunting nun from Latvia arrives claiming to hold the terrifying truth, Finn realizes there’s more at stake than just his and his family’s lives.
What really happened on the doomed ship? Can he stay one step ahead of the darkness stalking the canals? And can Finn keep the Devil himself from finding what he came looking for?
From the bestselling author of The Books of Conjury comes this richly detailed, chilling horror novel.