Synopses & Reviews
A new heroine hits the hot urban fantasy scene in this spectacular new series about an exorcist by Lilith Saintcrow.
When things go bump in the night, I bump back. Hard.
Every city has a hunter -- someone brave enough, tough enough, and fearless enough to take on the nightside. Santa Luz is lucky. They've got Jill Kismet. With a hellbreed mark on her wrist and a lot of silverjacket ammo, she's fully trained and ready to take on the world.
Except the world isn't the problem. The problem is hellbreed thinking they can run her town, and a clutch of nightmarish murders. It looks like a rogue Were is killing his way through Santa Luz, and he's got help. So does Jill--but help isn't what this new hunter needs. She needs a miracle. But miracles are in short supply. Better stick with more ammo...
Welcome to the Night Shift...
"In this series inaugural urban fantasy from Saintcrow (Working for the Devil), Jill Kismet is a Hunter, which means her life largely consists of tracking and slaying hellbreeds. To make her job easier, she has struck an unholy bargain with hellbreed Perry: he lends her his supernatural powers; she sits for emotionally trying s&m encounters with him once a month. When something supernatural massacres five city police officers, she senses that the killer is a rogue Were, which means that other Weres have to be called in to hunt him but somehow he's capable of screening his tracks. Matters soon get even more complicated before an explosive finale. With a past as a teenage prostitute, Jill is a much darker character than most fantasy heroines, and her grit is palpable. The realm of hellbreeds and Weres remains somewhat murky, but Saintcrow gives herself ample room to develop a world around the promising Jill. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From the book:
Not everyone can take on the things that go bump in the night.
Not everyone tries.
But Jill Kismet is not just anyone.
She’s a Hunter, trained by the best — and in over her head.
Welcome to the night shift...
The first in a hot new urban fantasy series by Lilith Saintcrow, Night Shift introduces Jill Kismet, a female exorcist who works outside the boundaries of the church.
About the Author
Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. Lili lives in Vancouver, WA with her children, a houseful of cats, and assorted other strays.