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"Marked" series book 2
on 14 June 2009
In book 2 of this series Evangeline (Eve) Hollis is now undergoing formal field training as a "Mark", an individual whose soul hangs in balance and to earn a heavenly place is trained to eliminate Infernals (demons) when they step out of line. Unfortunately wherever Eve goes, trouble seems to follow and soon members of her class; new "Marks" who certainly lack the hands on experience she has already gained (from book 1 "Eve of Darkness") start turning up dead in the goriest of fashions. It looks like the work of an Infernal, yet Eve has her suspicions.... Even under the watchful eye of Raguel, an archangel with a special interest in Eve, the body count is increasing and it's not just the new Marks that are targets. A new type of invincible Infernal is taking out seasoned Marks with ease, the archangels appear unable to help and still Cain and Abel are at each other's throats; after the same woman and the same promotion.
The dynamics between Eve, Cain and Abel continue to intrigue the reader. Both men love Eve deeply, yet appear willing to use her in their schemes to achieve a heavenly promotion. Eve in turn remains conflicted; her deep love for Cain unable to extinguish the hot spark of attraction she feels towards his brother. More is learnt why Eve was "Marked" (thankfully as I did question this when reading book 1) and she faces major changes within her relationships with both Cain and Abel when they are all finally able to take a breather following a variety of murder investigations, demon battles, life saving escapades and passionate clinches. The exciting conclusion of this book was certainly unexpected; with events occurring in the final chapters that make book 3 "Eve of Chaos" an absolute must read.