LIVING WITH THE DEAD
Twisted genetics take center stage in Armstrong's latest Otherworld adventure. She included double viewpoints
in a previous novel, and in this book events are examined from four different perspectives. Seeing the plot play out from all angles keeps the motivations intriguing and the plot moving briskly. Armstrong is synonymous with great urban fantasy!
Half-demon reporter Hope Adams and her werewolf boyfriend, Karl, are drawn into a murder case when Hope's human friend Robyn Peltier becomes the prime suspect.
Widowed PR expert Robyn ends up on the run when her celebrity client is murdered. Robyn doesn't want to involve Hope but is grateful when Hope refuses to back down. Hope and Karl are concerned -- for what Robyn doesn't know is that she has somehow wandered into the middle of a turf war between magical entities. Keeping Robyn safe and alive is primary, but as representatives of the Otherworld Council, Hope and Karl also need to get a handle on what is really going down. (BANTAM SPECTRA, Nov., 384 pp., $22.00)