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SECRETS OF THE DEMON
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Rowland’s hot streak continues as she gives her fans another big helping of urban fantasy goodness! Her heroine has gone from being almost a complete loner to developing an intriguing cadre of friends and associates. Relationships, as demon summoner Kara Gillian is learning, are tough, but for readers they add great complexity to a fast-paced police procedural. The plot twists are plentiful and the action is hard-edged. Another great entry in this compelling series.
Detective Kara Gillian is not sure there is a need to keep a protective eye on singer Lida Moran and her band, Ether Madhouse. But when Lida is nearly abducted by a golem, Kara and FBI agent Ryan Kristoff realize there is a supernatural threat. As members of the band are murdered, Kara and Ryan try to unravel the reason behind the killings. Kara has even more on her plate due to her summoning relationship with Demonic Lord Rhyzkahl. Although the demon/demonic world is not inherently evil, its politics and power plays are bleeding through, and Kara is caught in the middle. As the triangle between Kara, Rhyzkahl and Ryan continues to cause friction, startling revelations will shock Kara. (DAW, Jan., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: January 2011