ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY
Urban fantasy just got a major new recruit with the launch of Rardin's exhilarating and high-speed Jaz Parks series. Told from the first-person perspective of a talented, tough yet vulnerable heroine, this novel exudes excitement and humor. Jaz is going to kick major butt!
Still devastated from an op gone terribly wrong, CIA operative Jaz receives a new long-term assignment: to partner with one of the CIA's prize assassins, ancient vampire Vayl. Surprisingly Jaz and Vayl hit it off, which is good, since they're up against some extremely nasty terrorists.
But what's supposed to be a straightforward assassination turns into a major nightmare when Jaz and Vayl learn about a plot to unleash a plague and an ancient demon. Backup is clearly needed, but can Jaz and Vayl trust their support team? They have a nasty suspicion that the CIA has sprung a major leak. (ORBIT, Oct., 288 pp., $12.99)