I am officially in love with this series. And Jane True -- I am seriously, completely in love with her too. She is utterly believable as a woman who finds herself immersed in the new and strange world of the supernatural. Someone who has been isolated and alone... now finding herself in a relationship with a sexy and attentive new lover. She is funny and smart and really makes this series a captivating read.
This installment picks up a few months after the where the last one left off. Jane and Ryu are still seeing each other, but living apart. She goes to visit him in Boston for Valentine's Day and ends up in the center of his investigation of a halfling infirit who has gone on a killing spree. The halfling takes a shining to Jane, which is the first complication. The second, comes when some of Jarl's henchmen insinuate themselves onto the case. There is great action, murder and mayhem in the backdrop of fantastic character growth.
We're introduced to a wealth of great new secondary characters in Ryu's crew. But once again, Anyan totally steals the show. (Wake up, Jane!!! He is the man for you!!!) There is so much going on between him and Jane just under the radar... they had me on the edge of my seat. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite series. Almost 5 stars.