"Strong second Darkyn vampire romantic suspense"
Diabetic Jema Shaw knows that death is imminent as only
the treatments by family friend Dr. Daniel Bradford and
her will to live life to the fullest keeps her breathing.
During the day Jema works as an antiquities expert at the
family owned Shaw Museum while at night she is a crime
scene technician for the Chicago Police Department.
His wife Angelica betrayed the Darkyn Thierry Durand to
the Brethen. They tortured him and though he was rescued
and Dr. Keller healed his body, he is insane. The American
head of the Darkyn Michael Cyprien orders Chicago
Seneschal Falco Erhart to bring Thierry in.
Thierry sees Jema at a homicide crime scene and finds she
provides a mental anchor for him. He creates in her dreams
a fantasy world where they are together forever. However
reality in terms of Falco and his minion and the Brethen
collide with Jema forcing a willing Thierry to risk his
existence to keep the mortal he loves safe.
The strong second Darkyn vampire romantic suspense (see IF
ANGELS BURN) is a tense multifaceted thriller that plays
out on two major levels. First there is the superb
confrontation between the Darkyn and the Brethen with Jema
as bait; the outcome is in doubt throughout. Secondly
there is the romantic triangle between the two Darkyn
rivals as both desires Jema; readers will wonder which one
she will choose, if any. Fans of Lori Handeland's "Moon"
novels will want to read Lynn Viehl's delightful tale.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 15, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 23, 2007