ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
Proving that her first book was no fluke, Frost ratchets up the action and stirs up the suspense big time in her second Night Huntress novel. That said, it's the sizzling passion of her star-crossed lovers that really makes this book a genuine keeper! The urban fantasy genre is enriched by Frost's addition to the ranks.
Four years have passed since half-vampire/half-human Cat Crawfield was forced to abandon her vampire lover Bones and join a special branch of Homeland Security. Cat and her team have successfully eliminated vampires who kill humans, but on one mission Cat hesitates in killing master vampire Ian.
That act begins a chain reaction, and now three vampires are after Cat. Ian wants to own her as a novelty, her vampire father wants her dead and Bones just wants her back. Cat left to protect Bones, but now that he's back, is she willing to throw away a second chance? Then there are all the other issues to deal with, including the federal government, her team, various hit men--not to mention her mother. (AVON, May, 384 pp., $6.99)