Synopses & Reviews
Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history might have actually been supernatural? She's got suspicions about William Tecumseh Sherman. Then an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter.
But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play. And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn. . . .
"Vaughn delivers a solid ninth Kitty Norville adventure (after Kitty Goes to War) for the werewolf talk radio personality's faithful fans. The opening quest to prove that General Sherman was a werewolf proves little more than a perfunctory appetizer to the real plot. A powerful vampire summons Kitty to San Francisco to keep a powerful artifact out of the hands of returning villain Roman. As Kitty, hubby Ben, and Ben's cousin Cormac tangle with preternatural creatures and Chinese gods, Vaughn keeps a good balance between upping the ante and turning Kitty and company into caricatures of action heroes. This refreshing froth of light entertainment avoids werewolf dominance clichÃ©s and obvious racial stereotypes in favor of communication, action, and adorable old-married-couple sweetness. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for the Kitty Norville books:
“Enough excitement, astonishment, pathos, and victory to satisfy any reader.”
--Charlaine Harris on Kitty and the Midnight Hour
“Fresh, hip, fantastic—a real treat!”
--L.A. Banks on Kitty and the Midnight Hour
“Vaughns deft touch at characterization and plot development has made this series hugely entertaining and not to be missed!”
--Romantic Times Book Reviews
“Vaughn's top-notch paranormal series is as strong as ever. Readers of Kim Harrison's ‘Hollows series and Jim Butcher's ‘Dresden Files will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence.”
About the Author
Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, including Kitty Goes to War and Kitty and the Midnight Hour. She is also the author of the standalone novels After the Golden Age and Discords Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops across the country from California to Florida. She earned her B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and a masters in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked as a Renaissance Festival counter wench, a theater usher, an editor, a buyer at an independent bookstore, and an administrative assistant. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.