Spotlight: Dante’s Fool expertly weaves the supernatural into the crime thriller genre

Science Fiction Dark Fantasy Author David J Rodger Highlights His Second Successful Novel

Dantes Fool a supernatural science fiction crime thriller novel by David J Rodger

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Dante’s Fool

By David J Rodger


A Supernatural Science Fiction Crime Thriller




“Atmospheric and Creepy” – The Guardian on The Black Lake


“I’d not heard of David J. Rodger, being more of a Rankin/Dexter fan! But it was suggested that if I liked crime thrillers I try Dante’s Fool…I was hooked, really enjoyed it. Strong, believable characters and a storyline with the thought-provoking twist of the occult.” – Susan Pay on Dante’s Fool


David J Rodger follows up the triumphant hit of God Seed with this punchy supernatural crime thriller.  Dante’s Fool combines detective work with a dramatic descent towards a primeval horror that has always lurked alongside us, and always hated us.

DS Louis Cloud is a tough, black, London cop, already fighting inner demons about his ability as a police officer and carrying a chip on his shoulder about perceived racism within the Force. He covers the fractures of his identity with aggression.  Picking up a cold-case from a disgraced colleague, the investigation leads him into the realm of Satanism, demonology, supernatural murder and ultimately a life-changing encounter with one of the sub-princes of Hell.  How much can one man take before the cracks tear everything apart?

Meanwhile, Natalya Dorganskya is running for her life.  Daughter of a global-megastar, she is now dispossessed and living on high-end crime with a gang of armed robbers.  Violence and death are the currency of exchange for the lifestyle and wealth she seeks.  Dorganskya is a woman who does not compromise survival for compassion, no matter what the cost.  And yet, like all armour, there is an integral flaw, a weakness….

David J. Rodger is a British author of science fiction dark fantasy with eight novels under his belt. He is also the creator of Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur, an RPG that blends Cthulhu Mythos and Cyberpunk themes into a post-apocalyptic setting. His books are often described as intense, character driven, near-future thrillers. Compared to Ian Rankin / Colin Dexter and James Ellroy with a dose of Stephen King darkness, Rodger’s work crosses many boundaries to deliver a new and exciting fusion of ideas and genres. You never quite know what waits around the next corner. All his books are stand-alone but support each other as part of a consistent shared universe allowing you to build a deeper knowledge with every story.

Dante’s Fool introduces the concepts of Borgendrill and Akinola-Odusola, two corporations that go on to have a major gravity in Rodger’s wider universe.   The book drags you through tight twists and turns so that you do not know where it will go next.  Everything hangs on the characters, their strengths and their fears.



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