Tracking a serial killer is never a pleasant job, but psychic Dirk and Steele agent Dean Campbell senses this one is going to be really bad. In Taipei looking for a killer who is using fire as a weapon, Dean suffers a horrific dream in which he's burnt alive, and upon waking he discovers a strange wound in his chest. Dean determines quickly that this killer is a shape-shifter dragon, which makes his job even tougher. But this killer is on a quest, and that quest is taking Dean directly to archeologist Dr. Mirabelle Lee.

Both Dean and Miri are stunned when they see each other, since both thought the other had died 20 years ago when they were teenagers. Something or someone has brought them back together for a reason. The problem for Dean and Miri is figuring out everyone's agendas. Some seriously dark magic is at work, and lives are definitely hanging in the balance.

Red-hot Liu adds extra luster to her fast-rising career with this exhilarating chapter in the Dirk and Steele series. She packs her stories with a variety of immensely intriguing characters, making the high-stakes plotlines even more mesmerizing. No question, Liu is destined to be a major player! (Jul., 369 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith