I was rendered speechless by the awfulness of this book for a good two hours after reading it. It actually gave me trouble going to sleep, and not because it was scary, but because it was so morally lifeless and it left me with the most sour taste in my mouth.
My list of issues: our "heroine" is ugly, dresses in ugly clothes, yet is somehow constantly approached by men and lesbians alike? She doesn't appear to be a very good cop and it's not even really a main thread of the plotline. In 2006, as a cop, she doesn't know what "goth" is?
Our "hero" is a heartless jerk - really - who up until basically the last two or three pages, doesn't want to have anything to do with Sam other than toss her on a desk here and there. He has mindless sex with anything that moves and continues his little obsession with his rival's wife, marveling at her beauty, even while involved with Sam, if you can call having emotionless sex with her being "involved." He has sex with her, he sends her away, he has sex with her, he has his servant call her and tell her he wants nothing to do with her, he has sex with her, he basically threatens to kill her with falling glass. Charming guy.
Really, all of these Darkyn books (I can't believe I actually bought them now) are awful, but this is the absolute worst of the three. As with the others, the point about the Darkyn fighting some whacko branch of the church is mindnumbingly boring and confusing. I have no idea why the former Father John Keller (brother to the heroine in the first book) keeps showing up because frankly, by this last book, when I saw his name, I skipped ahead.