Monday, June 2, 2008

Debut Showcase: Night Child

Night Child (Amazon USA, UK, CA)
by Jes Battis (website, blog)
Ace Books
Mass Market Paperback

That’s a dead vampire, I thought. My boss dragged me out of bed at two in the morning to see a dead vampire? I might be an Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver’s Mystical Crime Lab, but a dead vampire is routine, and no reason to disturb a person’s sleep! Then I took a closer look at the body…

Tess Corday soon realizes that there is not going to be anything ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not Mia Polanski, the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp’s pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem.

Under pressure from her boss, Tess is trying to go by the book on this one. But when Mia reaches out to her, she risks her career to help the girl. And finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever.

Or possibly end it…

I spotted this one over at Darque Reviews. (Love the new look, Kimberly!) The author has written nonfiction books on popular culture, making this novel his fiction debut.


Kimberly Swan said...

Thank you Tia...Thanks for the DR mention as well! I'm looking forward to the next in this series. :)

Maria said...

Hmm. This looks good...