Warned of a magical “bomb” at a local elementary school, Celia forces an evacuation. Oddly, the explosion seems to have no effect, puzzling both Celia and the FBI. Two weeks later, a strangely persistent bruise on Celia’s leg turns out to be the first sign of a magical zombie plague.
Finding the source of the plague isn’t Celia’s only concern. Her alcoholic mother has broken out of prison on the Sirens’ island; her little sister’s ghost has possessed a young girl; and one of Celia’s boyfriends, a powerful mage, has disappeared.
This series continues to grow as do the characters and the story line. How can you ask more from a series? It’s not becoming stale or predictable and the twists and turns are better than a roller coaster ride. The first night I started this book, I couldn’t stop until my eyes were crossed and bleary. I kept saying one more chapter. Then another and so on. I finally couldn’t stay awake any longer. Celia is one special heroine and though I have my favorite love interest, I can’t tell from the writing if Bruno or Creede is gonna win her. Usually you can tell the writer prefers one love interest over another but not in this novel. You can’t help but like both Bruno and Creede. The interaction between all three is indescribable.
After the last book, Demon Song, I wasn’t sure this one would be able to compete with all the action but, thankfully I was wrong. The action just goes in a different direction. Celia now is consulting with the FBI magical team. Her contact is Dominic Rizzoli. The interaction between them are some of the highlights of the book. For instance:
…..”They made me your handler because they said your siren abilities wouldn’t affect me.”
My handler? I wasn’t a dog or a trained seal. But it would make sense to have him be my contact if he’d had a vasectomy. Infertile men weren’t affected by a siren’s psychic talents. I didn’t really under that. Logically, it should affect them, since they’re perfectly capable of sex. But magic is weird sometimes.
What I didn’t get was how he knew I’d get emotional. He apparently thought he had me pegged and damned if he didn’t. At least this time.”
I like that Celia has such a good rapport with Rizzoli and they definitely cover for each other. I see the beginning of a very close friendship (I hope).
I am a big fan of Cat Adams!! I know I will get my money’s worth if I purchase one of their novels.
Since I have all their books, I didn't mind paying the $6.83 for the Kindle edition. The paperback can be had at $6.00. Money well spent for me.