"JAK at her very best"
Jayne Ann Krentz returns under the Jayne Castle penname to
give us another paranormal tale in the Harmony series
(After Dark, After Glow and Ghost Hunter), and again, I
think it JAK at her very best. I think she is fresher,
more like her peak style in the Castle books, and I look
forward to each new addition. It's great world-building -
Covenant Marriage, psi powers, dust bunnies, powerful
guilds and even more powerful men who control them.
Celinda Ingrams is the leading authority on Covenant
Marriages, which are similar to old marriages of the ton
really, people marrying for the advantage of both parties.
Only, her matchmaking ended in trouble, so now she is
flying low - or so she hopes. Her dust bunny convinces her
she needs a toy, only the toy turns out to be something
else entirely. It's one of the relics left over by the
mysterious alien race that once lived on Harmony. The
relic was stolen from the Guild at Cadence, and the Guild
boss is determined to see it fetched back. To that aim, he
employs Davis Oakes to aid in it's return. Davis owns and
runs Oakes security, but he is also a Ghost Hunter. He has
rare talents, even for a ghost hunter, and also has
secrets, both which he tries to keep under his hat.
Readers won't be surprised when his psi clicks with
Celinda. Celinda is not too thrilled with the prospect, as
all this brings her too close to the Guild again, which
threatens to bring out all the old secrets she has been
trying to avoid. As the pair becomes a target, they are
forced to join their psi talents in order to stay one step
ahead of the person who will stop at nothing to possess the
I highly recommend the whole series, as well as Amaryllis,
Orchid and Zinnia.
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 8, 2007
**2007 WINNER - BEST FUTURISTIC ROMANCE**
Silver Master is the latest novel in Jayne Castle's futuristic Ghost Hunter series (After Dark, After Glow, Ghost Hunter). It is romantic-suspense with a strong paranormal twist set on the planet Harmony.
Professional matchmaker Celinda Ingram is a psychically gifted woman with a problem. She is in desperate need of a bodyguard who can double as a date for her sister's wedding. Davis Oakes, a member of the mysterious Ghost Hunter's Guild, is a security expert with a most unusual paranormal talent. But Davis doesn't trust matchmakers and Celinda doesn't trust anyone connected to the Guild. Sparks fly immediately. Danger is closing in fast, however, and this pair has no choice but to work together to survive.