Nick analyzes the suicides happening in the city and finds out a unique pattern that shakes him deeply to explore the reason behind this and also to understand that whatever is happening is not merely suicides, there is something beyond this that is driving the whole game. Three suicides happening in South, then the same volume in West, after which same pattern in east makes him sure that the next would be north of the city. And the worst part is among all these suicides, one is of his own young son, Justin, that has shaken his family life so badly that he and his wife, Jade, are left isolated and alone after the demise of their only son whom they both loved like anything.
This is where Nick - an extreme good character, meets Nathan - an extreme bad character. Nathan is none other than the personal assistant of Satan and he narrates himself as the planet Mars. Nathan discloses to Nick the real cause of suicides happening in the city. Anyone if gets murdered or suicides meaning not passing a normal death - does not go to heaven (or to God) and become a part of heaven - that is the army of Satan fighting directly with God since ages. Nathan is the one who is main commander of Satan deputed on earth to increase the count of army of Satan and that is why he is driving people psychologically towards suicide.
Bible says God created everything in seven days. Nathan took the same piece from Bible and excruciatingly tells him that after seventh day God never bothered to look back at what he created and left everyone on its own for their sufferings and pains. God slept thereafter post Seventh Day.
Overall an interesting read that keeps you intact and grasped throughout. I would rate it at 4.24 on a scale of 5.