Meaney explores dark urban fantasy
in a police procedural. Although some background elements appear poorly thought out, and the romance plot borders on cliche, the story is fast moving and filled with action. Fans of the BBC series Torchwood should enjoy this otherworldly story.
His job is complicated when he falls in love with Commander Laura Steel, the undead officer in charge of Riordan's new unit, and by his fellow policemen's suspicion that Riordan might be an unwitting mole for the other side. (Bantam Spectra, Mar., 384 pp., $24.00)