Inspector Thomas Pallantine is the detective who arrives on the case to dead with the Severo Family Massacre. When Constantine's Great Work is revealed and report by the media he feels it is his divine duty to catch the madman. Once he realizes that the culprits are one in the same. However, he has no idea how the surivors tie intot he whole mess. And exactly what Jack, his friend and their ever growing papertrail have to do with the events that transpired that night.
Pallantine is a no-nonsense tough as nails detective with a fondness for 1930's noir films. So muchs o that this reflects the way he dresses and presents himself. Fedora. Trenchcoat. Witty one-lines. He's got everything accounted for.