"One year ago: " In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Read more...
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More AboutOverview"1800s. San Antonio, Texas: " In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found.
"One year ago: " In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere...but her body was never recovered.
"Now: " In the last month, San Antonio has become a dumping ground for battered bodies.
All young women, many of them long missing, almost all forgotten. Until now.
Texas Ranger Logan Raintree cannot sit by and let his city's most vulnerable citizens be slain. So when he is approached to lead a brand-new group of elite paranormal investigators working the case, he has no choice but to accept the challenge. And with it, his powerful ability to commune with the dead.
Among Logan's new team is Kelsey O'Brien, a U.S. marshal known for her razor-sharp intuition and a toughness that belies her delicate exterior. Kelsey has been waiting all her life to work with someone who can understand her ability to "see" the past unfolding in the present. Now she has her chance.
Together, Kelsey and Logan follow their instincts to the Alamo and to the newly reopened Longhorn, which once tempted heroes with drink, cards and women. If the spirits of those long-dead Texans are really appearing to the victims before their deaths, only Kelsey and Logan have the skills to find out why.
And if something more earthly is menacing the city's oldest, darkest corners, only they can stop it--before more innocent women join the company of San Antonio's restless ghosts....
Publishers Weekly Reviews
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-02-13
- Reviewer: Staff
In this satisfying paranormal thriller from bestseller Graham (Night of the Vampires), U.S. Marshal Kelsey O’Brien, at the request of the FBI, joins forces with Texas Ranger Logan Raintree in a quest for a possible serial killer. Kelsey believes the key to solving the murders of numerous women in and around San Antonio might be related to her visions while staying in room 207 of the historic Longhorn, a saloon-hotel where two women were slain 150 years apart. In the course of their investigation, Kelsey and Logan, who can communicate with ghosts, consult the spirit world, in particular a helpful apparition at the Alamo. Kelsey and Logan’s mutual attraction leads to some sizzling love scenes, while Logan must face emotions he’s hidden since his wife’s murder three years earlier. Graham deftly weaves elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance into a tight plot that will keep the reader guessing at the true nature of the killer’s evil. Agent: Aaron Priest, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. (Apr.)