Fire Season by Stephen Blackmoore
The 5th 'Eric Carter' novel is not good. This tries to be deep and profound but isn't. All the dark magic and enjoyment of the earlier books has been lost. There are ominious warnings, acts of desperation and people shown no mercy but none of it works.
“My name's known, and not in a good way.”
“I haven't killed anybody.”
“He tried to kill you. I had to hit him over the head with a rock several times before he stopped strangling you.”