on May 16th, 2011
Pages: 350 pages
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In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.
But when your heart is gone, it’s easy to fall into a black hole and never crawl out. Roan has been lost and alone for more than a year, and his best friends think a new case might be just the motivation he needs. Roan forces himself back into the game and discovers a dead man who might not be all that dead, a street hustler that wants to hustle him, and a dominatrix who is well prepared to take Roan’s orders. As Roan claws his way out of the darkness by diving back into his work, he finds himself in a race against time in the adrenaline-pumping realization that nothing helps a person want to live like helping someone else survive.
This one was an emotional journey as it has been a year [ since the loss. It was so sad to see Ro in such a funk. But it was so encouraging to see how Paris had taken so many steps to try to make sure Roan would be okay. He had notes, people etc to try to uplift Roan.
Work and a new friendship (the later also precipitated by Paris) finally started to help Roan take affirmative steps to living again. Dylan isn’t Paris, but he is good for Roan and I really like that.
I am kind of glad Matt wasn’t the choice as Matt doesn’t quite “know himself” and isn’t emotionally stable to deal with Roan and his issues.
The mystery (missing person & crimes) in this novel was a tad confusing, and I didn’t quite enjoy that merry go-round. But I found it refreshing that Roan was back to investigating and getting back into his professional life. Plus, he needs the money to pay bills. It also gave Roan an opportunity to deal with Matt in the workplace. That was was wake up call for all involved.
I am ready for book 4.