Friday, June 1, 2007

Dead Man Rising by Lilith Saintcrow

First sentence: "The cavernous maw of the warehouse was like the throat of some huge beast, and even though it was large and airy claustrophobia clawed at my throat."


"When the dead call, she answers.

Bounty hunting is a helluva job, but it pays the bills. And it lets Necromance Dante Valentine forget her issues---like struggling with her half-demon side and the memory of her lover's death.

Now psychics all over the city are being savagely murdered---and a piece of the past Dante thought she'd buried is stalking the night with a vengeance. Too bad she's got no way to tell which fiend--or friend--to trust. Or that her most horrifying nightmares are gathering to take one kick-ass bounty hunter down for the count.

But that's only the beginning. The Devil just called. He's looking for Dante's lover--the one he killed..."

My thoughts:

This book was a very good sequel to Working for the Devil, set months after the events in that book. I enjoyed getting reacquainted with Danny and her friends and the case they work on is both riveting and horrifying. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Devil's Right Hand.

Date read: 5/26/2007
Book #: 44
Series: Dante Valentine, #2
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Dark Fantasy

ISBN-10: 0446616710
ISBN-13: 9780446616713
Publisher: Warner Books
Year: 2006
# of Pages: 416
Binding: Paperback
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Stephanie said...

This book looks pretty cool! My summer reading challenge is filled with books of death, zombies and well...death!!

I look forward to reading more of your reviews!!

krin said...

Thanks for your comment. I definitely recommend reading Working for the Devil first since this book's plot follows afterwards.