Performed by MacLeod Andrews
Category: Urban Fantasy, Audiobook, Book Review
Released on Audible: September 2019
Gabe is recruited to join the most dangerous organization the world has never heard about. As a double agent he has to fight within their ranks to stop them, all with no training, no experience and no support. If he’s caught, they will tear him apart. But that’s not the real twist.
Gabe is dead, he lives in Hell and Judas Iscariot just became his new boss.
For his sins Gabriel Gantry is condemned to life in The Nine, the lowest level of Hell which contains the worst humanity has to offer.
He runs a successful black market shop in Scrapyard City ‘a dry, frigid maze of high-rise shanties, catwalks, and junk metal barely fit to stand, much less protect the Woebegone souls who inhabit them.’ Gabe trades items he acquires from Topside to Hellions, in return for information and secrets.
During a firestorm Gabe notices a disorientated Woebegone girl, who has temporary amnesia and nowhere else to go. She reminds him of someone from his past life and after a brief internal struggle he risks the firestorm to rescue her and gets a slap across the face for his trouble. Then a Hellion knocks at the door, with a summons to the Judas Agency—and it’s a summons he can’t refuse. It doesn’t appear to be Gabe’s day.
Gabe risks indescribable torture when he’s unwilling to accept Judas Iscariot’s request to join the agency, believing it to bring harm and suffering to people Topside. He does his best to atone for his earthly sins and refuses to go back to the person he was, whatever the cost. What he never expected was to be recruited as a double agent tasked with infiltrating the agency and neutralising or disrupting threats when necessary.
Judas stood and paced back and forth in front of the desk. “I would not be in charge very long if I halted every operation I was ordered to carry out. I run the Judas Agency, but I do not rule the underworld…
…which is why I need you. I need agents to infiltrate, discover, and disrupt operations where I cannot”