It's back to the weird for the second chapter in this striking first-person druid detective series. Del Franco's clear and textured voice ensures that readers vest instantly in characters and story. Waiting for the next installment will be tough.
While the Fey Guild's crime unit insists they're investigating, the rising power struggle between fairies and elves is threatening to boil over. Connor's doggedness and honor won't let him back down, even as attempts are made to silence him permanently. If Connor can't find a way to stop a power-crazed madman, more than just Boston may be at risk.
(ACE, Feb., 304 pp., $7.99)