By: Ilona Andrews
Narrated by: Renée Raudman
Published by: Tantor Audio 07/2012
12 hrs and 43 mins
Some people have everything figured out — Andrea Nash is not one of those people. After being kicked out of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. All she can do is try to put herself back together, something made easier by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend, Kate Daniels. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano — the male alpha of Clan Bouda and Andrea's former lover — die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate ... and must work with Raphael. As her search for the killer leads her into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta, Andrea knows that dealing with her feelings for Raphael might have to take a backseat to saving the world.
Another fantastic addition to the Kate Daniels series.
This book was exhilarating from beginning to end.
Andrea carried this book beautifully; I was so excited to get her story, even if that meant another long year of waiting for a new novel with Kate and Curran - one of my favorite couples in the paranormal world.
But don’t let the disappointment of not getting our beloved team in the driving seat stop you from enjoying this entry, because Andrea happens to be an exceptional heroine, not to mention Raphael! He comes a long way from the spoiled playboy we have come to know.
Again, Ilona Andrews (team) delivers on every front, the action, the humor, the suspense, and of course, the sexual tension we adore from her novels, is most ever present in this installment.
Andrea’s relationship with her lover deteriorated when she decided to stay behind and not go with Kate when the pack needed help - and now we find her nursing a broken heart, and in the middle of investigating a flare-up of shifters murders alongside her ex lover Raphael.
This book has it all, from the heartbreaking moments when we get privy to the unfortunate events that have transpired in Andrea's life, to the discovery of how truly honorable and caring is Raphael.
The romance was perfectly paced, and as a result, we got the ideal chemistry between the protagonists - you are going to love them.
The secondary characters are remarkable, starting with the adorable Ascanio; I can’t wait for him to be all grown up and get his own story. Another Character that has incredible growth in this entry is Roman the Volvh. Both of these characters have piqued my interest, and I'm sure they will yours too.
The unsavory creatures are as terrifying as ever; the introduction of the Egyptian mythology brings the kind of villains we love to defeat.
The back and forward sarcasm between Andrea and Rafael give the novel the perfect amount of humor to balance the dark and dangerous feeling of the novel.
And yea, we do get a peek at our beloved Kate and Curran alongside other character from previous books.
Do not miss this entry! I could use just two words to describe it: Plain Awesome!!
I love the way Renee Raudman delivers the stories! Once again she nicely carries you to the setting, and enhances your experience by accurately bringing the world and its character to life.
Her timing and pace are excellent.
I loved the distinction between Kate and Andrea. Until now we have been getting Kate’s point of view, but in this installment is Andrea’s voice who dictates the story, and Ms. Raudman beautifully manages the transition. Even though, the voice seems very similar, I could easily distinguish the difference between their personalities.
She’s excellent at connecting you with the mood of these novels; you can easily feel the danger and the suspense in every action scene.
By delivering the dialogue with the ideal level of sarcasm, she makes you feel as if you were right in the middle of one of Andreas and Rafael’s witty verbal battles.
All in all, Renee Raudman does justice to the brilliant writing style of Ilona Andrews.