"This Book Delivers"
I haven't read a book by Marjorie M. Liu that I didn't
like. Actually, love, would be more appropriate. Ms. Liu's
Dirk and Steele Romances deliver against impossible odds,
creative and fascinating paranormal dilemmas with a
tortured hero and an equally haunted and determined heroine—
she hits the nail every time.
These 300 plus page thrillers are so fast paced that they
usually span a mere few days for the characters involved.
No lagging moments for them, or us readers, making it
difficult to find places to put the book down and catch a
The Last Twilight is no disappointment. The Dirk and
Steele Agency is a front for keeping things safe in the
Supernatural Realm, protecting the world from crises
innocent mortals know nothing about. Their agents consist
of telepaths, empaths, healers, shape-shifters, and others
with paranormal gifts that we don't even have a name for.
We met Amiri, the Cheetah shape-shifter, in Shadow Touch as
a prisoner being tortured and experimented upon by the evil
Consortium. In this book (which can stand totally on its
own, although it's fun to see familiar agents from Dirk and
Steele pop in) Amiri takes center stage as he reluctantly
accepts the assignment to return to his homeland of Africa
and retrieve and protect Dr. Rikki Kinn, virus hunter,
unknowing that the willful doctor has a painful past of her
own and a spirit that resonates with his, and an even
bigger secret that the Consortium is willing to pile up a
huge body count in its wake to possess.
I enthusiastically and wholeheartedly recommend The Last
Twilight as a you-gotta-read-this-one. Then again, I'll
say the same for anything this author writes. If you see
any book with Marjorie M. Liu's name on it, snatch it up.
Reviewed by Clover Autrey
Posted August 29, 2008