EYE OF HEAVEN
The mysteries surrounding the Dirk and Steele paranormal detective agency grow increasingly complex as more powerful players emerge. This amazing series is brimming with multifaceted characters forced to play for huge stakes. With each new book, Liu adds more depth and dimension to her world and more credence to her reputation as an exceptional talent.
Injuries from a bomb blast have forced Dirk and Steele operative Blue off his current case. Then he's contacted by his mother: His estranged billionaire father, Felix, who faked his death, is forcing Blue to find his long-missing half-brother Daniel -- or Blue's mother and friends at Dirk and Steele will pay the price.
Blue finds Daniel working at a small Las Vegas circus, where he also encounters an animal trainer and shape-shifter named Iris. When Iris is attacked, both Blue and Daniel go on the alert. As the deadly players start showing themselves, Blue realizes that this plot is more complex and dangerous than he ever imagined. (LEISURE, Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)