In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot— should not—be walking the streets.
This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
What I liked: When Ms Singh does a book set within her Guild Hunter series, it's still all about the series and moving it forward. So often you get a spin-off and it's a single story line of a secondary character and I always want to see what's going on with the characters that made me love the series. Ms Singh always seems to include most of the characters of her series in the spin-offs so I'm confident I'm going to enjoy it.
This story with Ash and Javier has been a while coming but it was definitely worth the wait. I absolutely could not stop reading it. The author includes so much action, back stories and leaves lines open for future stories, my type of book!!
I have to say though, I really loved Elena's interaction with The Legion. Her observations and their actions added such a depth to them as a whole and then singularly. But, my favorite in the whole book was Naasir. He was front and center and very entertaining no matter what he was doing.
What I didn't like: There's not much to say here except I figured part of "bad guy" plot out early. Not all of it, Ms Singh always has a twist, it did take a back seat to all the characters' interactions and back stories, in my opinion.
One of my favorite reads of the year!! Waiting impatiently for the next!!