Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 43.
- Review Date: 2009-11-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Dynamic characters in an intriguing world kick off a new paranormal romance series from bestseller Frank (the Shadowdwellers series). Bounty hunter Asia Callahan suspects magnetic Julian Sawyer is a serial killer and knows he's responsible for her sister's disappearance. Julian is a telepathic Gatherer determined to keep Asia from jeopardizing his mission: recruiting Earth women whose energy can save his society. Asia finds herself marooned on a different plane of existence, facing unimagined dangers from Julian's enemies and her own in an environment that can kill without warning. Unflinching, kick-ass characters bent on dominating each other, Asia and Julian are in constant combat, though Julian claims they're destined to be mates. The stakes in their explosive conflict threaten disaster for them and both their worlds. Frank's world-building is exceptional, and the fast-paced plot never lets up. (Jan.)