For one woman, he will risk more than his life…
Rafferty Powell has exchanged challenge coins with his arch-nemesis Magnus Montmorency, and their next battle will be their last. But Rafferty never expected to meet a woman whose desire for Magnus’ downfall matches his own—and whose presence sparks Rafferty’s long-awaited firestorm.
Since facing her own mortality, investigative reporter Melissa Smith has resolved to live without fear. She’s determined to make the seemingly untouchable Magnus pay for his role in ending her friend’s life – no matter the price to herself.
When her quest entwines with Rafferty’s, Melissa finds herself risking more than she ever thought possible. Because the heat between them unleashes the darkfire—an awesome force of Pyr legend, one that won’t be sated until everything they know has been tested and remade.
Cooke's sixth Dragonfire paranormal (after Whisper Kiss) introduces humanity to the ancient shape-shifting dragons known as Pyrs and Slayers. When journalist Melissa Smith witnesses a battle between Pyr Rafferty and Slayer Magnus, she puts the pictures up on her blog. Rafferty tries to rein in the damage, but his life gets complicated when he touches Melissa and she gives off darkfire, an ancient mystical force long prophesied to bring about a world-shattering change. A substantial cast of characters sometimes makes the book feel needlessly complicated. Cooke's followers will be able to orient themselves more easily than a first-time reader, but quick action, engaging prose, and hot sex will encourage newcomers to persevere.