A brutal murder.
There are scratches on Cèsar Hawke’s arms, a discharged Glock on his coffee table, and a dead woman in his bathtub. Yeah, maybe he brought the waitress home for some fun — he was too drunk to remember it — but he knows for a fact that he didn’t kill her. He’s an agent with the Office of Preternatural Affairs. He doesn’t hurt people. He saves them.
The cops disagree. Now Cèsar is running.
The search for a shaman.
Isobel Stonecrow speaks with the dead…for the right price. She brings closure to the bereaved and heals broken hearts. But when she resurrects someone for the wrong client, she ends up on the OPA’s most wanted list.
One risky solution.
Tracking down Isobel is the last case assigned to Cèsar before he bolts. If he finds her, he can prove that he didn’t kill that waitress. He can clear his name, get his job back, and bring justice to the victim.
She’s just one witch. Cèsar has bagged a dozen witches before.
How hard can one more be?
Detective novel in the classic tradition of Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald, except with demons, witches and succubi.
I picked this book up as a free read. A little out of my current favorites genre, but it pulled me in quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read it entirely too fast! The characters drew me in and the difference of our world compared to theirs was exciting to think about. Big thanks to the author, SM Reine for the experience! Now, on to the next! ;)
I really liked this book, very entertaining and funny, too! I am on to the next book now.