Elena Baxter can work miracles with her hands. She can coax bones to knit, flesh to heal. She can mend the mind. She has been doing such work for almost all of her twenty-eight years. That is why she will be taken.

The media called it a rampage of terror, the recent murders. But fighting crime is why Artur Loginov joined Dirk & Steele. The international detective agency specializes in the impossible, and their creed is simple: Help those in need, no matter how difficult, and no matter what, keep the secret safe. For the agency helps its employees, too; people like Artur -- the gifted, the tormented. Dirk & Steele gave the Russian emigre purpose, protection, community...and refuge from his past, for who can trust a man who can start a fire with his mind, or shape-shift, or read others' thoughts as easily as drawing breath? For his similar talent, Artur will be taken.

Into the darkness Elena and Artur will be drawn, into the clutches of evil. Cornered, isolated, caged, they will fight for their very souls. But salvation awaits. it exists in a form least expected: a dream of a face, a brush of a mind, the hint of a kiss, and finally, at long last, a SHADOW TOUCH.

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"Great romantic fantasy thriller"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2006

Artur Loginov was once a Russian mobster with the uncanny skill of "hearing" other people's memories by simply touching them. Perhaps it is the sadness and nostalgia in some of the recollections he hears or more likely the rampage of terror that murdered so many, but Artur turns himself Read more...

"A fascinating and intriguing read!"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2006

Elena Baxter can heal with her hands. She does it very quietly and once she has healed she moves on. She lives on a farm by herself so when she is kidnapped while finishing up healing a child, she can't understand how they found out.

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"Romance, adventure and that 'something extra'"
Reviewed by Michele Patrykus
Posted April 2, 2008

SHADOW TOUCH is Ms. Liu's second book with the "Dirk and Steel Agency" - An amazing group of paranormally gifted people such as shifters and healers and touch-seers. TIGER EYES, the first book, introduces this world of wonder but does not have to be read first to enjoy this Read more...


Shadow Touch
(Dirk & Steele: Book 2)
by Marjorie M. Liu

Love Spell
February 1, 2006
Available: January 31, 2006
ISBN #0505526301
EAN #9780505526304
354 pages
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Marjorie M. Liu

Within the Flames
In the Dark of Dreams
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Never After
The Fire King
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Wild Thing
Hotter Than Hell
The Wild Road
The Iron Hunt
The Last Twilight
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
Holidays Are Hell
Soul Song
Eye of Heaven
Dark Dreamers
The Red Heart of Jade
Dark Mirror
A Taste of Crimson
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