The Perdition Score: A Sandman Slim Novel
Thomas Abbot, the Augur of the Sub Rosa council in Los Angeles, wants James Stark to investigate the disappearance of a young boyâ€”and help uncover council members who might be tied to the mysterious Wormwood organization. But the man also known as Sandman Slimâ€™s mission changes when he meets a dying angel who gives him a vial of a mysterious dark liquid. Known as black milk, the substance could tip the balance in the ongoing war between loyal and rebel angels over human soulsâ€™ access to heaven. When one of Starkâ€™s closest friends is poisoned with the black liquid, Stark and Candy have to go to the only place they might find a cure?Hell.
But standing in their way are the damned souls who, even after death, still work for Wormwood. The secret deal theyâ€™ve struck with the rebel angels will determine the fate of the world and every soul in it. Stark has to find a way to break the stalemate in the angel war, score the Perdition cure, and make it back to L.A. in one piece . . . where an old enemy waits to finish him once and for all.