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Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil....

Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim — but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?

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"Gay debuts with this captivating urban fantasy. Thirteen years ago, mankind officially recognized the existence of paradisiacal Elysia and hellish Charbydon, and the multitude of mythical beings inhabiting them. Now Atlanta is a crossroads for all sorts of creatures, and the Integration Task Force keeps tabs on them all. Recently resurrected single mom Charlie Madigan juggles her personal life with her career as an ITF officer, searching for the source of a deadly narcotic called ash. When her family and friends are caught in the middle of her investigation, Charlie discovers powers she never knew, and a destiny that could destroy the entire world. How far will she go to save her child and her city? Intricate world-building and richly complex characters mix with a fast-paced plot to create a standout start to a new series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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An electrifying debut urban fantasy introducing Charlie Madigan--the epitome of the modern kick-butt heroine (Jenna Black)

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Myth, magic, and mayhem collide in this electrifying debut urban fantasy that introduces Charlie Madigan--"the epitome of the modern kick-butt heroine (Jenna Black). Original.

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Oleofox, September 4, 2013 (view all comments by Oleofox)
I first learned about this author after reading her short story in Carniepunk. The characters in that story intrigued me and so I just had to pick up the first Charlie Madigan book. I really liked how this series started with action instead of the character introducing themselves and talking about what they look like, the world they live in etc. Even without that information being covered in the first few pages, the story was easy to follow. Once I finished reading I was actually a bit shocked that it was so enjoyable. The reason for that being that I am not a mother and truthfully never want to be; so books involving a kickass heroine with a kid are not on my radar. But in this case the author did well with both the mother and daughter characters. Charlie never sounded like an older mom, and Emma came across as a typical preteen/teen (I believe it was mentioned that she was 12 or 13). And after reading the author acknowledgements at the end of the book it seems as if the author has a daughter, so that is probably why her writing style is spot on for a girl of that age. I definitely plan on reading the next in this series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439109656
Author:
Gay, Kelly
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20091124
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 6.825 oz

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Product details 416 pages Pocket Books - English 9781439109656 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gay debuts with this captivating urban fantasy. Thirteen years ago, mankind officially recognized the existence of paradisiacal Elysia and hellish Charbydon, and the multitude of mythical beings inhabiting them. Now Atlanta is a crossroads for all sorts of creatures, and the Integration Task Force keeps tabs on them all. Recently resurrected single mom Charlie Madigan juggles her personal life with her career as an ITF officer, searching for the source of a deadly narcotic called ash. When her family and friends are caught in the middle of her investigation, Charlie discovers powers she never knew, and a destiny that could destroy the entire world. How far will she go to save her child and her city? Intricate world-building and richly complex characters mix with a fast-paced plot to create a standout start to a new series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , An electrifying debut urban fantasy introducing Charlie Madigan--the epitome of the modern kick-butt heroine (Jenna Black)
"Synopsis" by , Myth, magic, and mayhem collide in this electrifying debut urban fantasy that introduces Charlie Madigan--"the epitome of the modern kick-butt heroine (Jenna Black). Original.
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