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"you won't be disappointed!"

When last we were in Mudflat, Claire, Nance, Tarvik and Jimmy had banded together as an odd foursome. Tarvik was adapting well to life in another time and Claire was still feeling "those feelings" about him. When Tarvik changed times he had brought along his father's sword as a reminder. It looked great stashed in Tar's closet but, as Claire's grandmother once said..."It has done terrible things."

Mudflat is a part of Seattle but nothing like that city. Mudflat is the place where you live if you aren't quite like the others; if you're a 150-yr old mage, if you came from another time and culture or, if, like Claire you can read the stars. Or if, also like Claire, you have a Troll renting your basement. Mudflat keeps it own secrets and this time there are more than a few of them.

Mages are dying, not the young wannabees - these are the old ones - leaving a gap in wizardry in Mudflat. Although assumed wealthy, nothing is left but the mage's house, in each case. Sergei, the mage in charge, does not believe this is accurate and soon a team is created to see just what is happening. So Claire and the gang are off chasing thieves while Sergei is directing from afar as usual. Who's up to no good? Does it have something to do with the return of Daryl Decko?

This is the third book in the series of Mudflat adventures and I found it just as good as the others! Maybe more so because the individual characters were fleshed out a bit more and I understood a bit better what Sergei's plan is and how it all fits together. If you've read "Tarbaby Trouble" and "Welcome to Mudflat, Baby" you won't be disappointed!

Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted February 24, 2009

SUMMARY

Between working two jobs in Seattle to pay the bills, Claire fights off con-men and ex-boyfriends and tries to supervise a teenager. All Claire really wants is a little peace and a lot of quality time with her guy. But at least her current problems are all human.

And then a nonhuman murderer moves into the neighborhood and targets Claire. It's enough to make a fortuneteller wish she didn't know any magic.

As her small bit of inherited skill compounds her troubles, she and Tarvik must depend on wits and sword to survive. Will they find the Saran wrap in time?

Categories: Fantasy Mainstream Romance
Heat Level: Sweet

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Mudflat Toy Boy
(Mudflat: Book 3)
by Phoebe Matthews

BookStrand
February 1, 2009
Available: February 10, 2009
ISBN #1606012088
EAN #9781606012086
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Other Books by
Phoebe Matthews

Mudflat Spice and Sorcery
Welcome to Mudflat, Baby
Tarbaby Trouble


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