When Janet receives a desperate magical plea for help from her firewalker boyfriend Mick, she and Sheriff Nash Jones race to rescue him. Mick has been trapped in fiery prison by the dragon council and it's up to Janet to find and save him. Mick is awaiting trial on charges that he disobeyed a direct order to kill Janet whom the dragon council think is evil incarnate and a threat to all kind.
Janet is the daughter of an Indian shaman and a hell goddess. She possesses both good earth magic and evil beneath magic and the two sides of her are constantly at battle. As Janet fights to control her beneath magic from consuming her, she must fight to save Mick from a death sentence for disobeying the dragon council.
In the small town of Magellan where Janet lives, the grizzly remains of a tourist have been discovered in the desert. Sheriff Nash Jones is suspicious of everyone and is determined to crack the case even questioning the whereabouts of Janet and Mick at the time of the murder. When Janet realizes that the murder is supernatural in nature she fears her hell goddess mother or some other god from beneath is involved. Not only does Janet have dragons breathing down her neck, now she must solve a grizzly murder all while she fights a battle of good and evil within herself.
Stormwalker is fast paced and action packed, full of gods, magic and mysticism. It starts off with a fight in lobby of Janet's hotel and the action just never stops. Although Mick and Janet's relationship is still somewhat turbulent at times, we get a little more romance and relationship development than we did in Stormwalker. They spend less time between the sheets this time but the relationship grows as each realize the depth of their feelings and the lengths they are willing to go to protect each other.
As with the previous book, I am impressed with this paranormal world in which this story takes place. It's not overly complicated however Allyson James has created a setting that is vivid, gritty and dangerous, incorporating Native American mysticism into a world where magic is ever present and the paranormal population must govern themselves not only for their own survival but for the survival of all kind.
The secondary characters take on a life of their own and compliment the story well. Their secondary relationships and storylines are both supportive and written with a nice touch of humor. I looked forward to scenes with the magic mirror (yes I consider the mirror a secondary character), and the ongoing rocky relationship between Nash and Maya as well as the ever developing and complicated friendship between Nash and Janet. And I can't forget the mysterious horny god who goes by the name Coyote, who may or may not be a threat to Janet. *g*
In Firewalker, Allyson James combines mystery and suspense with non-stop action in a world where danger is always present. The relationship between Janet and Mick is both romantic and scorching hot and with the interesting revelation near the end of the book I look forward more from this series.