Utilizing her impressive storytelling chops, Kittredge has created a hardheaded heroine with a passion for justice. Nocturne City is under attack, and the battle to save it will include plenty of strange creatures and supernatural mayhem. Kittredge delivers yet again!

In charge of the Supernatural Crime Squad, Lt. Luna Wilder still gets no respect, which makes her one cranky werewolf. She starts an investigation into a suspicious fire and ends up under attack from some unusual supernatural assassins. With more dead bodies and fires turning up, Luna also must deal with sexy but hugely annoying ATF agent Will Fagin. Will has more than a passing interest in the witches' cult that may be behind this chaos. That he has secrets is evident; whether they affect Luna's case remains to be seen. (ST. MARTIN'S, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith