by Marjorie M. Liu
Review by Mel Jacob
Leisure Mass Market ISBN/ITEM#: 9780843957662
Date: 03 July 2007 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Musician Kitala Bell, the heroine, of Marjorie Liu's newest Dirk & Steele novel, delivers non-stop adventure as she strives to survive. Liu takes the reader inside a strange world of magic, shape shifters, and demons. Haunted her whole life by visions of murder, Kit has fled them in the past. However, something about Alice Hardon draws Kit and makes her determined to save Alice. Corrupt cops, a merman, and assorted henchmen complicate Kit's effort. From official release/information:
From back of book: Against her will, Kitala Bell foresees the future. But only deaths, and only violence.
Kital's own future is in peril. From the ocean's depths rises an impossible blend of fantasy and danger, a creature whose voice is seduction incarnate, whose song can manipulate lives the way that Kitala herself manipulates the strings of her violin...even to the point of breaking. He is a prince of the sea, an enigma--a captive stretched to the limit of his endurance by a woman intent on using him for the purest evil. And when survival requires he and Kitala form a closer partnership than either has ever known, the price of their bond will threaten not just their lives, but the essence of their very souls.