Callifax has always been a bastion for Inquisitor Simon Whitlock—the walled city a barrier against the chaos of the magical world. After the physical and emotional pain of his last few mission, safety is all he desires.
But a monster is stalking the streets, an abomination far more violent than even the mystical denizens he’s thus far encountered. The monster has slain women in Solomon’s Way, the nightlife district of the modern capital. Solomon’s Way, a part of town Simon and Luthor have frequented all too often. Solomon’s Way, where the woman he loves lives and works.
Now Inquisitor Whitlock must face a new breed of monster, one that will force the Inquisitor to face his very shortcomings as a friend and a man. Simon has killed a demon, werewolves, and vampires, but some of the most dangerous demons live inside us all. Demons that can’t be killed by swords and guns.
Once more, I'll say I think one of the strongest points in this series is the characters. The first book, The Wolves of the Northern Rift established Simon Whitlock and Luthor Strong as a great team, and this latest installment, The Golem of Solomon's Way is no exception. What I took away from this book is the fact that Luthor is emerging as the voice of reason between him and Simon. That's evident from the way he handled certain developments in the plot, and I find myself liking him more and more in each book that has come out. And Mattie the werewolf? She's a great secondary character, and it's interesting to see her character development.
As far as the plot, instead of finding themselves traveling to some remote corner of the kingdom, this book finds the three remaining in the capital city of Callifax, investigating a series of murders in the titular Solomon's Way. In this regard, I found myself thinking of Sherlock Holmes, a comparison I made after reading book one.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and my rating is 5/5 platypires.