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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Another new voice makes a compelling debut in the urban fantasy genre. Set in a small Southern town, prejudice, fear and hatred bring Holmes’ story to a boiling point, as the heroine must face a complicated past and an uncertain future. Holmes gives every indication of being a promising new talent with a great future ahead!
One of the catalysts for vampires revealing their existence was the vicious murder of one of their own, Bernard Sabian. Now all these years later, Bernard’s daughter Alexandra is an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), and based in the small town of Jefferson, Miss.
The uneasy peace between humans and vampires is shattered by the brutal murders of several vampires. As Alex investigates, she is disturbed by the similarity of the crimes to her own father’s murder. Aggravating Alex even more is the arrival of her former mentor and lover, Varik Baudelaire. As the deaths pile up, Alex is having difficulty keeping her perspective — and if she doesn’t stay in control, it could destroy her. (DELL, Jul., 371 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: July 2010