"Spare your soul," he ranted, "and turn your eyes from greed...."
The tattoos on his arms still reading "Live by the Sword" and "Die by the Sword," Aramis Black is ready for a fresh start. Determined to set aside his violent tendencies, he opens an espresso shop in Nashville and begins to put his childhood memories behind him. The past isn't finished with him, though. One ordinary day at the shop, a man is shot before his eyes, speaking dying words to Aramis that are all too familiar.
Aramis realizes that his path to freedom will demand forgiveness-forgiveness from God and forgiveness of others. Along the way, he must uncover the conspiracy behind a centuries-old mystery and the shocking truth of his mother's death. The question remains: Will Aramis be able to conquer his past, or will evil get the best of him?
I think I found another favorite suspense author! This book was very good. I was worried that I wouldn't like the first-person character, Aramis Black, but I did. In fact I found myself really drawn to his character. He is just the right mix of rawness and realness. Aramis knows he made mistakes in his past and he is trying to make them right. He is trying to live right. But trouble keeps finding him and it is the story of those troubles that weaves a spell-binding story in The Best of Evil. I couldn't stop reading! This book takes its readers on an exciting journey to solve a murder, find a treasure, uncover family history, and wrestle with forgiving past wrongs.