NIGHT FALLS DARKLY
Lenox debuts with the Shadow Guard series, a saga centering on immortals who reclaim dark souls before they can cross over and wreak havoc in the next realm. Clever and chilling, the book's Dead Like Me concept will intrigue, as will the characters and riveting plotline.
Elena Whitney is grateful to her mysterious protector for allowing her the opportunity to work as a nurse in Whitechapel and pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor. But when the handsome-as-sin Mr. Black returns to London, he shatters her ideas. Summoned by the Queen to find Jack the Ripper, Archer cannot be distracted by the beautiful Elena. He is bound to protect her as she ventures daily into the Ripper's territory. Archer risks his own life to save all of London, yet he has no idea that Elena will play a pivotal role in his mission. (Signet Eclipse, Oct., 320 pp., $6.99)