By: Hannah Jayne
Copyright: November 2011
Publisher: Kensington Books
She’s one of the Underworld Detection Agency’s best. But her job is really starting to bite . .
Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco’s demons fearing for their immortal lives. And Sophie isn’t about to trust Alex’s all-too-vulnerable charm or his secret agenda. Now their hunt is revealing dangerous secrets about Sophie’s past, and a malevolent power hellishly close to turning one irreverent human into the ultimate supernatural weapon. . .
After a long day at work, dealing with all the monsters and their problems, Sophie is in desperate need of a nice relaxing bath. Unfortunately she is invaded in said bath by none other than Fallen Angel Alex Grace. Alex only appears in Sophie’s life when he needs something from her. This will not bode well for her. Alex talks her into “helping” with his investigation into the deaths of a number of demons in the S.F. area.
So you then add in the fact that Sophie is totally loved by everyone she works with, and unfortunately her new boss Dixon Andrade is not one of those people. He’s been sent in to replace Pete Simpson and he’s going to make HIS changes from day one. As the only mortal in the company (even though she is the best customer svc. person there) Sophie is afraid for her job.
Between these two opposing sets of problems you can add the fact that when she is let go from the agency that she’s been at her whole working life you can see that Sophie is not in the best of shape. What she finds out about herself and how her friends stand by her while she’s doing this make for a fantastic second book in the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles series.
Hannah Jayne has constructed an Urban Fantasy world where the Demons and Monsters are registered and monitored in our world. It’s different and has me staying up all night just to finish it in one sitting.
FTC Full Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher who only asked for a fair and impartial review.