"fast-paced, action-packed seventh novel "
Doctor Rikki Kinn is one of the world's foremost virus
hunters. Alone in the world, she has survived the
unspeakable ... having been held prisoner and tortured once
already. She's a CDC agent working in the depths of the
Congo on the hunt for a deadly new plague that has
surfaced out of nowhere. But nothing could have prepared
her for the attack on her and her fellow group of
scientists. And what she really can't understand is why
the mercenaries are intent on kidnapping her.
Amiri has learned the hard way why it is vital that he stay
alone in the world. Never allowing himself to get too
to anyone, he's learned not to depend on or need anybody.
As a cheetah shapeshifter born in Africa and then captured
and tortured by the Consortium, he was rescued by the Dirk
and Steele agency and now works as one of their agents.
It's been 14 years since he has last set foot in Africa,
but when his latest assignment brings him back to his
native land, it brings up ugly memories from his past.
What he wasn't prepared for was his reaction to the lovely
Dr. Rikki Kinn. Once he realizes the seriousness of the
threat to Rikki, Amiri realizes that not only is Rikki's
life at risk...but also his heart.
Marjorie Liu does it again in this fast-paced, action-
packed seventh novel of her paranormal Dirk & Steele
series. Her ability to weave together these in-depth
stories of love, adventure, and magic never ceases to amaze
me. I've been reading this series since its inception and
am constantly amazed at how Ms. Liu manages to keep the
story lines both fresh and creative while continuing to add
depth to each character that few authors can achieve. With
The Last Twilight she manages to bring the story
along in such a way that the reader can't help but feel
they are a part of the plot. And although this story is
technically a stand alone, I would recommend that you have
read the previous books prior. If for nothing else to get
the full effect of the world that these "special" agents
are living in.
Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted February 6, 2008