I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.
Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she's still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate's mate.
So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price.
Four reasons for four stars:
1. Grendel the attack poodle. Grendel is worth a star all by his own self.
2. Yay for female friends! Andrea & Kate are a wonderful team.
3. Curran proves that he’s more than just a pretty face
4. Julie. She escapes from a school that she hates & survives despite all odds. Tough, stubborn girl and a perfect match for Aunt Kate.
But don’t take my word for it. If you’re this far along in the Kate Daniels series, pick up this book and get reading. You won’t regret it.