Dade Gibson, supernatural investigator, becomes involved in one of the strangest cases of his career when he finds himself at the center of a second war between fallen angels. The angels feverishly search for a mystical street drug called Rusty Nails, whose side effect is the eradication of guilt. Many of the fallen angels are remorseful for the sins they have committed against God and become addicted to the drug because it lifts the weight of remorse. Principalities from all sides are scrambling to get their hands on the drug as it will give them control of legions of addicted angels, and thus, turn the tide in a battle which has spread from Heaven all the way to a small town on earth called Crowley's Point. Following where the clues lead, Gibson's investigation takes him to a nightspot called The Zodiac Club where a fringe subculture pretends to be seraphim and real angels hide in plain sight. He realizes he's in above his head, however, when the search for the drug puts him on the hunt for the bones of a dead drug dealer and on the run from Samael, the Angel of Death. Further complicating matters, his deceased father suddenly shows up in his office with a mysterious commission to assassinate a strange twelve-year-old boy who has an affinity for healing injured angels. With all of Heaven and Hell searching for answers, Dade's success in breaking the case is the only thing that will stop the second angelic civil war from spreading and tearing his hometown apart.
Used availability for Jason Brannon's Rusty Nails
September 2012 : USA Paperback