Surviving in this unique alternate reality will
take a heroine with
plenty of guts, moxie and a sense
of the absurd. This fresh and original take on urban fantasy follows the
first-person exploits of an FBI profiler literally yanked out of her world. Huge kudos to Barant for spicing things up with a story that expertly integrates detective work, kick-butt action and
a wacky sense of humor. Make sure you get in early on the outstanding new Bloodhound Files series.
Expert FBI profiler Jace Valchek's sass and in-your-face style has made her a loner. But that attitude is what saves her sanity when she's snatched, via an interdimensional portal, into an alternate reality where humans are the minority. As David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA explains, on this Earth, the supes rule.
Until now, mentally fractured serial killers have not been an issue, but following three gruesome murders, the supes need Jace's expertise. To get back to her world, Jace must first stop a driven killer on a genocidal mission.
(ST. MARTIN'S, Jul., 320 pp., $6.99)