Death Doesn’t Bargain

Deadman’s Cross™, Hellchasers™

Original Publication Date: May 08, 2018

SPOILER WARNING for anyone who hasn’t read Deadmen Walking

The following synopsis contains plot spoilers for Book 1. While the books don’t have to be read in order, if you read DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN first, you will have certain facts that are “shockers” and that some would consider to be SPOILERS for DEADMEN WALKING. So if you’re a stickler about SPOILERS, please take note and avoid reading DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN until after you’ve read DEADMEN WALKING.


From the #1 New York Times & International Bestselling Dark-Hunters Series
Setting: Spanish Main, Golden Age of Piracy


The Deadmen are back…

But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction.

The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them and Thorn, leader of the Hellchasers, once and for all.

Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to a mer-race who prides themselves on cruelty, he sacrificed himself for the only woman who has ever shown him kindness. Locked in a hell realm, he doesn’t expect anyone to come to his rescue. He accepts the fact that he was born alone and that he twice died that way— once by his own mother’s hand.

Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser Deadman, it’s her calling, but her resolve stems more from the fact that she’s the reason he died in the first place. If not for him, she’d still be suffering. And she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.

To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. Even make a bargain with the Devyl and the devil himself. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn’t seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron’s resolve.

Hell hath no fury as a woman wronged, and two of them are now about to face off, with the very fate of humanity hinging on the one who emerges victorious.

Death Doesn’t Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make.



The hero

A Myrcian by birth, Kalder is about as mercenary as anyone you'll ever meet. He doesn't believe in country or family, only in money and he'll fight for any profit, never for cause.  But who can blame him? His own mother was the one who killed him in cold blood. Being born of a cold-blooded amphibious race doesn't tend to make anyone believe in the goodness of others. They are cannibalistic and shark-like from cradle to grave. It's what has...
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The heroine

Orphaned as a child, Cameron has only had one person in her life she could trust in: her older brother Paden. So when Paden's ship is attacked and he goes missing, she refuses to believe he's dead. Leaving her job in Williamsburg, VA, she heads to the Caribbean and sets out on a dangerous quest to learn her brother's fate. One that puts her head to head with true evil and that will engulf her in a battle the likes of which she's never imagined....
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