Lust for a potent, mind-ripping drug brings only trouble and dead bodies in this fast-paced thriller set primarily in Mexico and Southern California … Vivid, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury’s tale never falters or bores. It’s the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie, but meanwhile, enjoy the book.”  –Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-paced thrill-ride… a fine thriller to start the new year with.” –Booklist

“Big-time fun.” –Library Journal

“Packed with non-stop excitement and enough death, destruction and suspense to thrill any reader.” –

“An exciting thriller with a paranormal twist.” —Publishers Weekly

FBI agent Sean Reilly and archaeologist-turned-novelist Tess Chaykin are back in another edge-of-your-seat thriller that reaches from the present day back to 1700s Mexico and, quite possibly, far, far beyond…

An unexpected phone call from three thousand miles away.

A voice he hadn’t heard in more than five years.

A desperate cry for help that he couldn’t ignore.

And two small words that would change everything—everything—about his life.

Without a second’s hesitation, Reilly is hurtling across the country to rush to the aid of his old friend, not knowing that he’s getting sucked into a deadly race—against the clock, against a vicious gang of kidnappers, against a brutal Mexican drug kingpin known only as “El Brujo”—the sorcerer—and even against his own government’s authorities—as he struggles to make sense of two divergent trails, one several hundred years old, the other as current as a heartbeat, that lead to a mysterious drug that’s capable of inducing a momentous experience that’s so shocking it could drag humanity down a whirlpool of pain and chaos.

Reilly’s back—and The Devil’s Elixir is his most personal, intense, and gut-wrenching story yet.


I can’t wait for you to read this — it’s a bit different in that it’s very much Reilly’s story, it’s about a blast from his past that thunders back into his life and turns it upside down, and that’s why I just had to write it in first person. It’s also the first in a series of books that will be loosely interlinked and that will explore more of Reilly’s life … and a few things from his past, too.

To read a couple of sample chapters, click HERE, enjoy, then click HERE for more!

And to buy the book, click on these links to order it from  AMAZON, KINDLE, BARNES&NOBLE, iTUNES for your iPad or iPhone, or

If you’re in the UK, you can order it from AMAZON.CO.UK, KINDLE (UK), and PLAY.COM (UK).

And of course, you can always find it at your local bookstore, along with plenty of other books…