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Psychic Agent Nola O'Grady isn't sure returning to San Francisco, and living near her unusual family, is a good idea. Her job, with a psychic agency so obscure even the CIA doesn't know it exists, can be perilous, and she's afraid of the relatives getting involved.

Then the Agency saddles her with Israeli secret agent Ari Nathan, and she has a bigger problem on her hands, because tact and compromise are not Ari's strong points. Their mission is to track down a serial killer obsessed with werewolves. He sees them everywhere and shoots whenever he thinks he has one in his sights. Ari assumes the man's psychotic, but in truth he's murdering actual werewolves. Nola should know. Her younger brother Pat, a lycanthrope, was the first victim.

Can Nola's psychic talents and Ari's skill with guns keep them alive long enough to unravel the greater mystery behind the killings? Can they save the werewolves and the world while stopping Nola's family from running headlong into danger?

Review:

"Repetitive urban fantasy conceits — a strong woman with a hot male sidekick, secret organizations, and almost limitless psychic powers — undermine this quick-moving series launch. San Francisco psychic Nola O'Grady uses her mysterious oracular and clairvoyant skills at the behest of her anonymous handlers, who work for a supersecret U.S. government agency. Directed to work with attractive Interpol officer Ari Nathan, she must discover who is using silver bullets to commit a series of murders. The killings may be connected to al-Qaeda, as well as to the death of Nola's brother Patrick. This complex investigation is almost as daunting as coping with her quirky Catholic family. Breakneck plotting, punning, and romance make for a mostly fast, fun read, but unembellished writing, simplistic characterization, and clumsy handling of religious elements nullify the story's original qualities. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Nola O’Grady is sick and tired of psychic squid-images following her everywhere, waving their tentacles and generally making nuisances of themselves. She and her partner, Ari Nathan, have a dangerous job on their hands, hunting down two criminals who have escaped into another level of the multiverse, the San Francisco of Terra Six.

Terrorists have turned parts of that city into a deathtrap—religious fanatics, yes, but from what religion? Nola suspects that the Peacock Angel Chaos cult lies behind the bombings and mass murders. As she gathers evidence, she finds herself face-to-face with part of her own personal past that she’d prefer to bury forever.

And by the way, just who is it that keeps trying to kill her?

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A Fishy Situation

Nola O’Grady is sick and tired of psychic squid-images following her everywhere, waving their tentacles and generally making nuisances of themselves. She and her partner, Ari Nathan, have a dangerous job on their hands, hunting down two criminals who have escaped into another level of the multiverse, the San Francisco of Terra Six.

Terrorists have turned parts of that city into a deathtrap—religious fanatics, yes, but from what religion? Nola suspects that the Peacock Angel Chaos cult lies behind the bombings and mass murders. As she gathers evidence, she finds herself face-to-face with part of her own personal past that she’d prefer to bury forever.

And by the way, just who is it that keeps trying to kill her?

About the Author

Katharine Kerr first became involved in the field of fantasy through role-playing games, becoming so intrigued that she began writing articles for gaming magazines, and for some time was a contributing editor to Dragon magazine. This interest soon led her into the field of fantasy writing, with her first Deverry novel, Daggerspell, appearing in 1986. Since then, she has written fourteen more Deverry novels, of which The Silver Mage is the latest, as well as other fantasy and science fiction novels. Her Deverry novels have hit the London Times and the Australian bestseller lists.

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Deborah J. Ross, March 26, 2011 (view all comments by Deborah J. Ross)
Forget the cover that makes this book look just like umpteen other urban fantasies; you're in for a real treat. Kerr is a seasoned pro who handles the genre of noir psychic detective stories with consummate skill, pitch-perfect balance of humor and depth, and a level of respect for the reader's intelligence that puts most others in the shade. Even minor characters are vividly depicted and every story element is placed with precise care. Kerr brings complexity and depth to the expected tropes, from Ari Nathan's struggle to believe in Nola O'Grady's psychic abilities when they are thrown into partnership to solve the serial murders of werewolves, to the dynamics and relationships in a family with unusual mental talents, to the geography of San Francisco, to a foray into a parallel and very much less savory reality. I'm eagerly anticipating the next adventure!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780756406561
Author:
Kerr, Katharine
Publisher:
Daw Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.86 x 4.42 x 0.93 in 0.37 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 336 pages Daw Books - English 9780756406561 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Repetitive urban fantasy conceits — a strong woman with a hot male sidekick, secret organizations, and almost limitless psychic powers — undermine this quick-moving series launch. San Francisco psychic Nola O'Grady uses her mysterious oracular and clairvoyant skills at the behest of her anonymous handlers, who work for a supersecret U.S. government agency. Directed to work with attractive Interpol officer Ari Nathan, she must discover who is using silver bullets to commit a series of murders. The killings may be connected to al-Qaeda, as well as to the death of Nola's brother Patrick. This complex investigation is almost as daunting as coping with her quirky Catholic family. Breakneck plotting, punning, and romance make for a mostly fast, fun read, but unembellished writing, simplistic characterization, and clumsy handling of religious elements nullify the story's original qualities. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Nola O’Grady is sick and tired of psychic squid-images following her everywhere, waving their tentacles and generally making nuisances of themselves. She and her partner, Ari Nathan, have a dangerous job on their hands, hunting down two criminals who have escaped into another level of the multiverse, the San Francisco of Terra Six.

Terrorists have turned parts of that city into a deathtrap—religious fanatics, yes, but from what religion? Nola suspects that the Peacock Angel Chaos cult lies behind the bombings and mass murders. As she gathers evidence, she finds herself face-to-face with part of her own personal past that she’d prefer to bury forever.

And by the way, just who is it that keeps trying to kill her?

"Synopsis" by ,
A Fishy Situation

Nola O’Grady is sick and tired of psychic squid-images following her everywhere, waving their tentacles and generally making nuisances of themselves. She and her partner, Ari Nathan, have a dangerous job on their hands, hunting down two criminals who have escaped into another level of the multiverse, the San Francisco of Terra Six.

Terrorists have turned parts of that city into a deathtrap—religious fanatics, yes, but from what religion? Nola suspects that the Peacock Angel Chaos cult lies behind the bombings and mass murders. As she gathers evidence, she finds herself face-to-face with part of her own personal past that she’d prefer to bury forever.

And by the way, just who is it that keeps trying to kill her?

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