"her best book to date without question!"
Anita is once again embroiled in paranormal pandemonium.
Within her tightly woven band of lovers, she will
experience a force so deadly, she is not sure even as
powerful as she and her group of paranormally gifted men
are, that they will be able to defeat this strange entity
that has invaded her town.
It all starts when Malcolm, head of the vampire Church of
Eternal Life, comes to Anita on behalf of his congregation
to confront her about killings that have been linked to
two of his members. Malcolm tells Anita that they did not
do it and have been framed. Anita does not buy what he is
saying. Only after she has had her mind screwed with, and
then receives a present of a white harlequin mask, does
she start to suspect that maybe Malcolm could be right.
This white mask—a calling card— is a sign that the
Harlequins, a highly secretive group of vampire law
enforcers, are watching not only Anita but Jean-Claude as
well. Yet, the Harlequins seem to be using their powers to
mess with the minds of Anita and those around her, going
beyond the signification of what the white mask truly
means. When things start to get deadly, Anita, along with
the help of her hunky men, will have to search deep within
her self to find the answers and powers to stop the
Harlequins from possibly destroying them all.
The Harlequin is by highly acclaimed authoress Laurell K.
Hamilton. With this the fifteenth book in the Anita Baker
series, Ms. Hamilton pulled no punches, digging deep in
her writing arsenal to carry her characters into a
brilliantly contrived paranormal adventure that sizzles.
Ms. Hamilton's first person voice is witty and sharp as a
knife. The Harlequin is her best book to date without
Please note: The ending of this book is extremely graphic
and violent, and not for the faint of heart.
Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt
Posted July 15, 2007