In the first-person travails of assassin Riley Jenson there's always plenty of kick-butt action and scorching sensuality. Both as a woman and as a guardian, Riley grows stronger and more complex with each outing. Her life, however, never gets any easier.

For once, Riley's love life is stable with vampire Quinn. But because she's half werewolf, it's possible that she'll someday find her wolf soul mate. Things heat up for Riley when gets involved with two violent murders that may or may not be connected. A powerful sorcerer has raised a zombie and two hellhounds to kill local teenagers. As Riley tries to trace scents and clues, she keeps tripping over arrogant werewolf bounty hunter Kye. Despite her threats, Kye isn't going anywhere; his involvement in this case is personal. (BANTAM SPECTRA, Apr., 368 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith