Published: April 1st, 2008 by Ace
From Goodreads: As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can’t stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive.
I really enjoyed this novel! I read the first one and liked it, but I think that this one is even better than the first. I absolutely love Kate Daniels as a heroine. She’s sarcastic and tough and overall a really fun and likable character. Her inner dialogue is great and she’s great company as she travels through the story. There is definitely a lot of action in this story and some of it can be a bit gory at times but the pacing is great and everything moves very quickly. I did find the plot occasionally confusing and hard to keep up with but that didn’t keep me from enjoying this book. I also LOVED the back and forth between Kate and Curran and I would analyze every scene together to try and determine how their relationship was going to proceed. A lot of times it’s hard for me to get caught up in the chemistry between two characters but I had no trouble at all with that in this book. But yes, overall, I would definitely recommend this book to any urban fantasy lover, even if they read the first book and didn’t think too highly of it, I would say give this one a chance and I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂