Dare to venture into a postapocalyptic world that's graphic and disturbing, which means the gentle heroine must develop a backbone of steel. As much
a whodunit as a paranormal adventure, Strong's terrific tale should win her many new fans. Really good stuff!
Shamaness Aisling McConaughey always feared that the government would come for her. The Oakland diocese wants her to help them find the kidnapped mistress of a powerful man. To do so, she must use her powers to travel into the dangerous ghostland of the spirits. With the help of her spirit guardian Aziel, who takes the form of a ferret, Aisling finds the woman and realizes the only way to save her is to call on the demon Djinn.
Djinn Zurael en Caym is murderous when he's summoned by Aisling. After his release, he vows to kill her, but that will have to wait. He must first retrieve an ancient tablet, and to do so he needs Aisling's help. The growing bond between these ancient enemies shocks them both; can love overcome the odds? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 341 pp., $15.00)