After vanquishing undead serial killers and discovering the dark secrets of her family history, wizard sentinel DJ Jaco must now stop the coming preternatural war in Suzanne Johnson's Pirate's Alley.
Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.
Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.
Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband Quince Randolph is growing more powerful, and her best friend Eugenie has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that's before the French pirate Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest "death," returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ's assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.
Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.
War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won't be that easy.
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The magical barriers broken in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina threaten to make the city ground zero in a looming magical war. The city's guardian, DJ, and her friends struggle against betrayal in the disjointed fourth installment of Johnson's Sentinels of New Orleans series (after Elysian Fields). The large cast of significant characters soon becomes unwieldy, drowning out the core story of rival factions (including wizards, elves, vampires, and ghosts) jockeying for control. New concepts feel rushed; there's just not enough time to sort out everything involving DJ's troubled relationship with werewolf boyfriend Alex, or human Eugenie carrying the child of an elf who happens to be DJ's husband, or the surprise introduction of the uncle DJ didn't know she had. There's some nice dry wit and NOLA quirkiness, but not enough to keep the story moving.