The Empowered

The Empowered
By Craig Parshall
Publisher: Tyndale
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: 01/2018

Parshall opens this legal mystery with the death of a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. Trevor Black, who calls himself a “demon-chasing, disbarred ex-lawyer,” has a special gift for detecting demons. He is pulled into this case, which takes him to New Orleans, home of so much voodoo and the occult. There he is framed for murder.

Complicating his life is his estranged daughter and a law enforcement girlfriend, both of whom think he’s a bit crazy. The abduction of a few girls is connected to some murders and demonic forces. Black is deeply spiritual, relying on God throughout the story as he searches for the evil spirits that commit the crimes of this thriller.

—John Bernstein