The Devil's Plan
P. Walter Gagnon
December 21, 2016
Synopsis: Wilfor Marks is happy with his life. He has a supermodel wife, a six figure job, and an apartment in uptown Manhattan overlooking Central Park. Not bad for a short, shy, and balding guy who grew up dirt poor on the lower east side. He was happy as he could be until August Metzger came into his life. August knows things that he shouldn’t know and convinces Wil that he is indeed satan and wants Wil’s soul!
August proves to Wil he’s the reason Wil has everything he’s ever wanted and Wil realizes his whole life has been a set up. Just to pour salt into the wound August even proves to Wil that his wife is cheating on him and Wil’s daughter Railly isn’t his. At Wil’s lowest point, August promises Wil he will not be tortured for all eternity if he just signs away his soul now. Wil is ready to sign the deal when August says something that makes Wil think there is another way and convinces the devil he needs more time. August agrees and gives Wil a week to decide but, at the end of that week, Wil either signs the deal or his soul is tortured for all eternity.
Wil looks for help in the most likely place but when he realizes the church is lying to him, he has no choice but to turn to those in the wiccan community for help. As Wil tries to find a way to beat the devil’s deal he screws up at work and now he’s been fired too! With his wife cheating on him, and having just been fired, Wil must turn to the only other person who has met August and lived but who is Kasey Bane and why does it seem like August is protecting her?
Review: This was not my usual type of read. I was skeptical at first, but once I started reading, I really got into the story, and it had me trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I got drawn into the good versus evil plot. Plenty of suspense and surprises kept me turning the pages. It left me wondering if good really triumphed over evil. My only problem was the few grammatical errors that I came across while reading. Other than that, it was an enjoyable read.