By Laura Anne Gilman
Copyright February 2011
My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I’m an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right?
The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isn’t quick to give up its secrets, though. Not even to fellow members. Not even when it’s in their best interests. So we’ve been busting our tails, perfecting our forensic skills, working to gain acceptance. The team’s tight… but we have our quirks, too. And our Big Dog, Benjamin Venec…well, he’s a special case, all right.
But we can’t give up. We’re needed, especially when a case comes along that threatens to pit human against fatae. But one wrong move could cost us everything we’ve worked for….
Bonni and the pack were in the middle of a training session at their office. They are working on their defenses and teamwork. Bonni and Nick have been “killed” and were sitting out the rest of the workout, when their senior boss Ian Stossel lets them know that they have a job to do.
There is a report of a young woman, a Talent is apparently sexually attacked one evening and her companion has killed one assailant and partially disemboweled the other. Bonni and her teammates head off to the scene of the attack and look for witnesses and evidence of exactly what occurred. The thing about this case is that the young woman’s companion is a Ki-Rin. Ki-Rin are at the very top of the Fatae hierarchy and that makes it imperative that this case is handled quickly and efficiently.
This is the second book in Ms. Gilman’s new series “Paranormal Scene Investigations”. This is an outstanding book, with outstanding character development, and a clear indication that the author wants her heroes to stand out from the crowd.
Laura Anne Gilman can be found hanging out on twitter @LAGilman and also at https://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/lauraanne.gilman
FTC Full Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library with full intentions of reviewing it on line.