Men in Black meets Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum in the new urban fantasy novel starring seer Makenna Fraser and her fellow agents at Supernatural Protection & Investigation.
The agents of Supernatural Protection & Investigations (SPI) know that fighting evil is a full-time job, especially when a new designer drug - with mind-blowing side effects - hits the streets. It's called Brimstone. And after the first few hits, you'll see every supernatural beast sharing the sidewalk, train, or office with you. After that you'll start seeing the really scary stuff.
I'm Makenna Fraser, seer for the SPI. And the collateral damage caused by Brimstone is something I'd like to unsee: dead drug dealers missing their hearts - and souls. Because your local pusher doesn't stand a chance against the new cartel muscling its way into New York. And since the drug can be produced only with magic and molten brimstone fresh from hell, that means a rift to the underworld is open somewhere in the city. And when - not if - the cartel loses control of it, well...it's going to be hell on Earth.
©2016 Lisa Shearin (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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"Another fun adventure for Mac and Ian."
SPI Agents never catch a break. Action and adventure to keep you occupied, romance to make you swoon.
Another fun adventure for Mac and Ian. New York’s drug dealers are being killed off while a new drug, created with Hell’s Brimstone, is flooding the city. Ian and Mac have to track down the killer and the maker of Brimstone before anyone else dies.
Rake is, of course, a suspect. But is he part of the plot, or is he just being set up? I love how Rake gets “real” in this story. We get to see beyond the playboy facade to the person underneath.
Again, Johanna Parker does a great job of narrating the story. She is such a good pick for these stories. I can’t wait until the next one.
This has become one of my favorite series of books. I love the stories and characters. I'm looking forward to where Lisa Shearin takes us from here.
"Fun, funny, with intrigue & suspense"
This is a series that keeps getting better. Serious when the story requires it, and fun southern banter around every corner. Thoroughly enjoyable. If you enjoy Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid series this is another series you'll enjoy--and vice versa!
A good story for the third in the series. It is like a welcome visit from an old friend who always brings trouble with them. If you listened to the others you are familiar with the characters. Makenna does her country girl routine and out smarts everyone with her down home wit and sense of loyalty. She has a little love interest here with Rake. I hope Shearin develops that for them. I like that it is going slow. If it went fast it would not be in character with Makenna. It gives another dimension to Makenna. She is not always interacting just about the job. Plus Rake has great goblin skills that I would enjoy being part of the story.
Dragon lady is not featured as much but that is fine. Rake is a really good replacement. My personal problem is with Johanna Parker. She does a good southern voice with snap, crackly and pop of a Southerner. Since she did the True Blood series visually, Makenna looks like Sookie Stackhouse to me. It does not help that they are very similar characters. When Makenna mentions home I expects her to say Bon Temps.
That is the only reason I did not give the overall and performance all the stars. That is my issue not the author's or narrators.
A fast paced suspend reality story. Highly entertaining but with this novel the similarities in plot and characters to her other novels especially the conjure and magic series come out. Feisty girl works with nice guy. in law enforcement attracted to a goblin who is a spy and on the wrong side of the law. Turns out that goblin not the bogey man. A bit like readin Agatha Christie, highly entertaining and enjoyable, you buy into the characters but you can recognise the plot after a time. Would still recommend the author.
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