"Owen's latest fantasy is a terrific futuristic police procedural"
On planet Celta detective Ilex Winterberry is frustrated,
but his reason differs from most of his Druida City
Guardsmen as he knows who his Heartmate is while many of
his peers do not. His problem is that he has seen his
death. Out of love he refuses to cost his beloved Trif
Clover her soul by acknowledging her, as she would die when
he dies. Instead he hides his feelings from her.
As a serial killer puts fear in the residents of Druida
City, Ilex learns his Trif decides to find her Heartmate.
Thus while he investigates the homicides he keeps an eye on
Trif, who is closing in on her man and will not accept
anything less than his acknowledgement that they are
Heartmates. If she dies because he died, so be it as she
insists that it is her choice to die too.
The latest Robin D. Owens' Heart fantasy is a terrific
police procedural in a science fiction setting. The clever
whodunit stars an honorable male protagonist and a
determined intrepid female. The story line is fast-paced
with a strong support cast augmenting either Trif''s quest
or Ilex's investigation. Fans will cherish this fun entry
while newcomers will go on a quest to find the backlist
(see HEART CHOICE, HEARTMATE and HEART DUEL).
Posted: August 11, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 28, 2007