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Arcane Society, Book Five,
This review is from: Running Hot (Arcane Society Novels) (Hardcover)
She goes by the name of Grace Renquist. She has been running from her past for over a year. With her new identity Grace lives in Eclipse Bay, Oregon. She even managed to pass the background check when she applied for a job with J&J. From her computer in Eclipse Bay, Grace works as a reference librarian in the Society's Bureau of Genealogy. She specializes in the familial patterns of genetically inherited psychic traits. Her psychic talent is Aura Profiling. She can read more in a target's aura than anyone else. So it is no wonder that Fallon Jones, head of the West Coast office of J&J, chooses Grace for a simple ID job. All Grace has to do is check out Eubank's aura to see if he murdered someone recently. Eubank is en route to Hawaii. Luckily, Fallon already knows of someone who resides on Hawaii to partner Grace.
Former Homicide Detective Luther Malone has the high-level talent of Aura Manipulation. Financially, Luther is broke and accepts the J&J job as bodyguard for Grace. Good money for simply sitting in a lavish hotel while a librarian peeks at Eubank's aura. But Luther had no idea the librarian would be so young or easy on his eyes. The reading of Eubank is a cinch. Problem is that close to a dozen Nightshade operatives are gathering at the hotel at the same time. Something big seems to be happening. Luther begins a bit of investigating while Grace remains in the background. After all, she has zero field experience. Unfortunately, Grace notices someone about to murder one of the hotel's staff with a psychic voice. By saving the employee, Grace makes herself the target of a psychopathic opera singer who is determined to locate the librarian and give her personal performance.
***** The story takes place in the present. Though Grace and Luther are the primary characters, a few characters from previous titles are mentioned or make cameo appearances. In my opinion, this is the best story in the series thus far. With every installment of this series, the people get more interesting and the danger escalates. Breathtaking! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.