"Supernatural action adventure"
On an alternate Earth a bioengineered weapon escaped from
a lab, spread around the world killing off a quarter of
the world's population. Beings of myth and legend known
as Inderlanders because they were immune to the disease
held civilization together until the germ died out. Local
enforcement was dissolved and the Federal Inderland Bureau
was formed to monitor the actions of the Inderlanders.
The I.S. was created by out of work Inderlander law
enforcement officials to police the supernatural beings.
Rachel works for the I.S. but every case she is sent out
on results in failure. She knows her boss Denon hates her
so she decides to quit and go freelance. Her friend Ivy,
a live vampire, also quits much to Demon's dismay and he
calls for Rachel to be assassinated for luring Ivy away.
The earth witch is no match for the creatures he sends
against her so she decides to find the evidence that will
convict Congressman Trent Kalanack for trafficking in
Brimstone. If she is successful her contract with the IS
is nullified and she is a free woman but Rachel almost
gets killed in her attempts to expose the congressman.
Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton, Tonya Huff and Charlaine
Harris are going to love DEAD WITCH WALKING, a
supernatural action adventure novel set in what feels like
a fantasy realm. The gutsy and honorable heroine goes
through a lot of perilous adventures to gain her freedom,
but uses her earth magic powers as a defensive weapon that
won't permanently injure or kill those attacking her. Kim
Harrison has the magic touch to enchant her audience with
her storytelling while placing a spell that requires
reading future books in this series.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 18, 2004
In the Hollows the vampires come out to play... and it's always witching hour
Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She’s also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50% of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves-the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they’ve stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.
On the run with a contract on her head, Rachel reluctantly teams up with Ivy, Inderland’s best runner…and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shapechanging assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death…not to mention her own roommate!
Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, Dead Witch Walking is the perfect summer read for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, romance, or just a great beach book.