Book #1 in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, a new contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all‑star David B. Coe.
Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste—a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon—which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again. His signature stroke: burning out the victims’ eyes with magic. Now the victims are piling up, including the daughter of a senator, and Justis must race to stop the Blind Angel before he, she, or it kills again. There’s only one clue he’s got to go on: the Blind Angel is using the most powerful magic Justis has ever encountered, and if he doesn’t watch his own magical step, he may end up just as dead as the other vics.
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Coe (the Blood of the Southlands epic fantasy series) brings deep knowledge of both fantasy and mystery to his well-structured first urban fantasy novel. Justis Fearsson is a weremyste, someone who loses much of his sanity near the full moon. This condition cost him his job as a police officer; now he's a PI for hire. But the unsolved Blind Angel murders still haunt him, and he gets drawn back into the investigation when the latest victim is the daughter of a prominent politician. As he digs for clues, he encounters shady drug dealers, shadier magicians, and a beautiful reporter and blogger named Billie Castle. His former partner, Kona, is still on the force, and she assists in his mortal detective work while an ancient ghost helps him improve his magic. Coe may be on oft-trod ground, but he tells an entertaining story with a good mystery at its core.