When a rare Blue Moon upsets the magical balance in the city, Detective Kate Prospero and her Magic Enforcement colleagues pitch in to help Babylon PD keep the peace. Between potions going haywire and emotions running high, every cop in the city is on edge. Read more...
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When a rare Blue Moon upsets the magical balance in the city, Detective Kate Prospero and her Magic Enforcement colleagues pitch in to help Babylon PD keep the peace. Between potions going haywire and emotions running high, every cop in the city is on edge. But the moon's impact is especially strong for Kate, who's wrestling with guilt over her use of illegal magic.
When a rogue wizard steals dangerous potions from a local coven, Kate's team must find the thief's hideout before the vengeful coven catches him. But the investigation uncovers the rogue's dangerous plot to unleash chaotic magic on the city. Once the Blue Moon rises no-one's secrets will be safe. Not even Kate's.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-25
- Reviewer: Staff
The second Prospero's War magical investigation (after Dirty Magic) showcases Wells's skill with character development. When high-profile covens in Babylon are robbed of dangerous illegal potions, Det. Kate Prospero and the Magic Enforcement Agency taskforce are pulled in to investigate. Kate has her personal battles to fight, hiding her recent slip into illegal magic use as well as surviving the chaos that comes from the magic-enhancing blue moon. The search for the thief forces Kate to come to terms with her own troublesome past before her secrets emerge—and possibly destroy her relationships with her partner, her best friend, and her brother. The tension remains high as the story shifts easily among the magical and mundane politics of the investigation, the ongoing work to control the city during the blue moon, and Kate's miserable guilt. (Aug.) H Lick Kylie Scott St. Martin's, $14.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-05236-0 Scott's first Stage Dive contemporary is a delightful romantic romp. Evelyn Thomas is anticipating a carefully constructed career and life. A weekend birthday bash in Vegas is intended to be a passing indulgence, not a world-shattering event. But then there is David Farris, an uncompromising musician with the good looks and raw charisma his job demands. Can a night that begins with too much tequila and ends with a diamond ring and an Elvis impersonator as officiant really lead to a lasting relationship? This funny rock-and-roll fantasy delivers both sweet romance and steamy passion. Scott wholeheartedly develops hilarious and endearing characters in a love letter to guitar gods and the women who adore them. This whirlwind of excitement is expertly punctuated with moments of tenderness and heartache. The contrasts and conflicts of the glamorous Los Angeles fame culture and the private difficulties of the real world blend effortlessly into a satisfying resolution. (May)