The main character in Mark of the Demon is Kara, who happens to be a Detective and a conjurer of demons. The demons in this urban fantasy novel are beings from another realm, who live according to a strict honour code and can provide information that can assist Kara solve her crimes.
A number of murders attributed to the Symbol Man start piling up, and Kara is made lead Detective on the case. She receives some help from a FBI Agent who believes in the arcane, and finds herself unexpectedly involved in a complicated relationship with a Demon Lord during the investigation.
This was an enjoyable and quick read, and I enjoyed the mix of crime/police procedural with the paranormal. I wanted to give it 3 stars, but after having given Great Expectations this rating, I just couldn't bring myself to rate them as equals. Ridiculous I know, but there you have it.
My rating = **1/2