"Fantastic paranormal romantic suspense thriller"
The veil keeps the demons from crossing from their world
Orcus to Crimson City where humans, vampires, werewolves
and other species live in a fragile peace. For a demon to
penetrate the veil they must be summoned from the other
side. Few can cross back and forth at will; half-breed Mika
Noguchi is one of those as a hybrid human-demon.
Surprisingly she is even a rarer breed as she gets along
nicely with her maternal and paternal families.
The Orcus Council orders Mika to find a hybrid peer demon
hunter Conor McCabe in Crimson City. He apparently
possesses an ancient summoning spell that they want. She
comes to him asking for his protection; he reluctantly
agrees but wonders what her real agenda is. When a demon
tries to kill her, he saves her life. Other attempts on one
or the other follow leading to the conclusion at least two
groups want their respective target dead.
THROUGH A CRIMSON VEIL is a fantastic paranormal romantic
suspense thriller that never slows down from the moment
that Conor wets Mika's panties with orange juice only
fourteen hours after they meet until the final explosive
climax. The story line is action-packed, but the two
protagonists seem genuine and the audience will believe
they are hybrids. Interestingly, Mika knows from the moment
she meets Conor he is her soulmate, but leaves him in the
dark because he is not accepting of the obvious. Patti
O'Shea spins a jewel of a Crimson City tale.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 5, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 26, 2006
Los Angeles. Once, it was the City of Angels. Now, it's Crimson City, whose inhabitants know nothing of Heaven. The tentative peace between the species--werewolf, vampire, human--teeters on the brink of collapse. Sides are being chosen. Yet the peril is greater than any imagine. There is a power here that longs for release, an ancient darkness held captive too long. Below, beneath, beyond, it seethes. And there are those who would see it freed.
Mika herself seeks freedom. She's come to Crimson City looking for the key. But that key's keeper is a killer, an outsider, a mercenary with a poisoned past. To her kind, he has meant only death. No matter that Conor McCabe's pale green eyes hold a hint of lust, the glint of a bond never to be broken; the path ahead lies in shadow. In a city like this, death can come by fire or fang, by claw or kiss. And the moment of truth must come...Through a Crimson Veil.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Other books in the series:
- Crimson City by Liz Maverick - July 2005
- A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu - August 2005
- Through a Crimson Veil by Patti O'Shea - October 2005
- A Darker Crimson by Carolyn Jewel - November 2005
- Seduced by Crimson by Jade Lee - March 2006
- Crimson Rogue by Liz Maverick - Apr 2006
- Shards of Crimson (anthology) - January 2007