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by Chris Roberson


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A modern-day supernatural crime thriller set in a fictional west coast city, from the New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the comic book-turned hit TV show iZombie Read more...


 
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Overview
LIMITED EDITION FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY AUTHOR

A modern-day supernatural crime thriller set in a fictional west coast city, from the New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the comic book-turned hit TV show iZombie.

Izzie Lefevre was the newest investigator for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit when she first came to Recondito, a coastal city that's been shrouded in mystery and legend for centuries. Local law enforcement had requested the Bureau's assistance in hunting a sword-wielding serial killer who'd left a dozen mutilated bodies in his wake. Patrick Tevake was a local homicide detective assigned to the taskforce, and together he and Izzie managed to track down and stop the killer before he claimed another victim.

Five years later, Izzie and Patrick remain haunted by what the killer said before he fell in a hail of gunfire. Izzie's ancestors were "mambos," voodoo priestesses who claimed to communicate with the dead and protect the faithful from evil spirits. Patrick's Polynesian great uncle told stories of Recondito's supernatural menaces that lurk in flame and shadow. The killer's last words have brought up a past both Izzie and Patrick thought they'd long since left behind, and neither has been able to shake the feeling that their case was never completely solved.

So when Patrick, now working with the vice squad to investigate a dangerous new street drug, discovers a connection between the street drug and the serial killer's victims, he realizes that their instincts were right: the threat is far from over. Reunited again, he and Izzie will discover that Recondito is a city of dark secrets, and their own pasts may be the key to unlocking them.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781597808798
  • ISBN-10: 1597808792
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 356
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

Comics writer Roberson (iZombie) brings his horror sensibilities to a novel that's part True Detective and part Lovecraft. Special Agent Isabel Lefevre once investigated a serial killer for the FBI, a case that ended with the killer being shot and killed by police detective Patrick Tevake in the fictional California town of Recondito. Five years later, Patrick has called Izzie back to Recondito after finding evidence that the case might not be over at all. The investigation involves a new drug, Ink, that turns users into zombies. Roberson effectively keeps the horror in the background in the beginning, letting the supernatural dread slowly rise as the pair follows clues. The plot is engaging, and Roberson really shines in building the relationships and dialogue. Izzie and Patrick have an easy friendship, and Izzie's burgeoning romantic relationship with local FBI agent Daphne is equal parts awkward and sweet. Izzie and Patrick's respective family backgrounds in Latina Santería and Polynesian shamanism are employed to great effect, enhancing both plot and characterization. The end will have horror fans ready for the sequel, which promises to bring the terror front and center. (Oct.)

 
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