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Return to the sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world, with a new novel about sacrifice, loyalty and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort Elena are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially not a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot - should not - be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves ...
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there's one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash's secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
Nalini Singh, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling 'alpha author of paranormal romance' (BOOKLIST), returns to her stunning world, as it braces itself for destruction.
The apocalypse takes a backseat to more traditional romance in the seventh Guild Hunters paranormal (after Archangel's Legion). Empathic hunter Ashwini and her fighting partner, Janvier, a Cajun vampire, are on the trail of a sadistic killer and looking for the genesis of a horrific new drug that bears the signature of Lijuan, a Chinese Archangel who went insane. The mysterious Legion continues to evolve, and the Archangel Raphael and his Consort Elena play major supporting roles, as does the fascinating vampire Naasir. The book's primary flaw is Ash's tightly held secret, an artificial construct preventing her from admitting her love for Janvier, who patiently encourages her honesty. The big revelation at the halfway mark speeds up the pacing, better serves the leads, and allows the book to reach the level of previous installments.