"A story that is rich with character and passion"
The writer has done herself proud with this book. What if
our world had followed an alternate history? What if Aliens
walked among us? Who would police these extraterrestrials?
Well Gena Showalter has developed a very entertaining world
with just those parameters.
Mia Snow is a self proclaimed kick ass alien huntress
heading an expert unit belonging to an organization called
the A.I.R( Alien Investigation and Removal) a department of
the New Chicago Police Department. The opening case is a
doozy, a nude male found posed in an erotic manner, the
first body found of several missing men matching the same
physical description. It's an alien kill, but which species?
Mia Snow has a record of always getting her alien, of having
"gut" feelings about things that other agents aren't always
With her partner Dallas, she sets out to find the Alien
responsible for the missing men and now the body. After
tracking and taking in several suspects, Dallas clings to
live precariously after being mortally wounded saving Mia's
life. Murder suspect, Kyrin en Arr, a deadly Arcadian, whose
sister is being held as a suspect, arrives at Dallas'
hospital bed with an offer for Mia; release his sister and
he will save Dallas' life. In an attempt to convince Mia he
can indeed do this, he gives Dallas blood and immediately
the prognosis goes from "at death's door" to "stable and
improving". While this is enough proof for Mia that he can
indeed save Dallas's life, she can not reconcile freeing a
prime murder suspect even to save her best friend and
partner's life. With her temper rising she tries to use her
formidable fighting skills to force Kyrin to concede and
heal Dallas, all she attains is a stand off , the
realization of her growing attraction to Kyrin and that he
refrained from hurting her in their fight even though he
could easily have.
Mia has lots of questions but few answers and she is running
out of time to save Dallas' life. Actions indicate she can
trust Kyrin, but it goes against everything she has believed
all her life to trust an alien, and a suspect at that. There
is something more happening here, something that Kyrin knows
and is not telling her. With the attraction going nova
between Kyrin and Mia, and the stakes increasing with
Kyrin's revelations, Mia's world is about to be upended.
Knowing what she knows now, will she be able to apprehend
the real killer? She will have to trust that two opposing
factions can indeed come together and fight for the greater
This is a wonderful story, rich with both character and
passion. Gena Showalter has written a winner here and I
sincerely hope she writes a sequel.
Reviewed by Leola Brooks
Posted February 18, 2006
There's beauty in her strength -- and danger in her desires.
**2005 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST FUTURISTIC ROMANCE**
RIDDING THE WORLD OF EVIL, ONE ALIEN AT A TIME: THAT'S MIA
Snow is in the forecast.
In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien
huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up
her expert team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents,
Mia's unmatched at battling the elusive enemy among us, and
she's the perfect girl for the job. She's seen her brother
die at the hands of aliens. She's earned each of her scars.
And she'll die before she cries. Now, a series of killings
have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects --
but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for
They are ice and fire.
The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall,
erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr,
of the deadly Arcadian species, holds the power to heal the
injured agent but not without a price. For Mia Snow, that
price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction...and
embracing their electric attraction. She's walking a
edge, risking her badge and even her life. The closer she
gets to Kyrin, the more Mia learns about her own heart, her
human needs -- and the shocking secret that will shatter
everything she's ever believed.