Some wounds take time to heal . . . and some scars never fade. Rachel Morgan, kick-ass witch and bounty hunter, has taken her fair share of hits, and has broken lines she swore she would never cross. But when her lover was murdered, it left a deeper wound than Rachel ever imagined, and now she won’t rest until his death is solved . . . and avenged. Whatever the cost. Yet the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when a new predator moves to the apex of the Inderlander food chain, Rachel’s past comes back to haunt her. Literally.
Confusion reigns for characters and readers in the complicated seventh urban fantasy outing (after 2008’s The Outlaw Demon Wails) for witch detective Rachel Morgan. Rachel’s reputation is in tatters-to save humanity, she used powers that are considered evil-and she’s still devastated by the mysterious death of her boyfriend six months earlier. Her attempts to solve his murder bleed into a case involving an emotion-sucking banshee, and soon Rachel has to bring in her PI partners-Ivy, a bisexual vampire, and Jenks, a pixie in existential crisis-along with empathic psychiatrist Ford and the banshee victim’s father, Federal Inderland Bureau captain Edden. Harrison’s unique vampire mythology unduly complicates world-building, and newcomers will be desperate for a glossary, but the nearly nonstop action nicely plays off the poignancy of Rachel’s difficult life. (Mar.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Publish Date : 2009-02-24T00:00:01Z