Devil’s Sympathy

Erudite student, professor, respected Oxford University department head, serial killer. Loyal son of God, supplicant of Satan.
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Professor George Albert Fredrick Drummond has been living a double life full of contradictions for over forty years. Erudite student, professor, respected Oxford University department head, serial killer. Loyal son of God, supplicant of Satan.

Drummond is a collector of serial killer memorabilia, sequestered in a secret room under the stairs. He scares his housekeeper from going into the room to clean and his secret is safe, at least until his best friend and former student, suspecting something is amiss, makes his way into the small room where standing in a decorative Japanese umbrella stand, he comes across a collection of walking sticks containing swords the professor has been using to murder, disembowel and decapitate victims for most of a lifetime.

With a detective from England’s, and one of the world’s, greatest law enforcement departments, The National Crime Agency, hot on his trail, a thrilling chase through England, Japan, America’s Big Apple and Napa Valley, ensues, while the international body count continues to rise, before the inevitable, yet surprising, end.

"He was already thinking he might have to decide, make a choice, about whether he wanted to live a normal life---albeit a boring,unfulfilled life---or continue to live the life he's already pursued for forty years.." And with that passage the book that is DEVIL'S SYMPATHY unfolds into a book not just of good versus evil but the passion and pursuits that are part of life. With the character George Albert Frederick Drummond we are able to see how anyone can change, transform and even deceive---covering up who they really or and what they are capable of. And with Holmes we are able to see how life can change quickly and having something to fight for can definitely change your approach to life. I love the themes in this book, mainly because it has something that all of us can relate to: choices. Who will we choose to listen to? What will we choose to do with our lives? Are we aware of the consequences? As this book unfolds we see the main characters wrestling with these very things. What the reader gets in the process is a book that moves quickly, keeps you engaged and curious about what's to come.

-- Cyrus Webb

A. Shane Etter (Author)

Shane’s first novel, Bottom Dwellers, is an award winning supernatural thriller. Shane is a native son of Mississippi. He is proud of the great literary heritage of his home state and that some of the finest 20th Century authors, like William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, John Grisham and others have called home. Although Shane is primarily a self-taught writer he has taken a number of writing workshops and classes by such noted authors as two time Pulitzer Nominee Jedwin Smith, Mary Helen Stefaniak, and Kaylie Jones, daughter of the great James Jones. Shane makes his home in Sandy Springs Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. He collects books and wine and enjoys working out in his spare time.

Erudite student, professor, respected Oxford University department head, serial killer. Loyal son of God, supplicant of Satan.

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