The book is now OUT. It’s the 11th in the Dirk & Steele series, and features one of my favorite characters — Eddie, a young pyrokinetic who has been with readers since Tiger Eye. It was finally time to tell his story — time, because it took me this long to figure out who the heroine should be.
Her name is Lyssa, and she’s a shape-shifter. A dragon, to be exact, who lives beneath the streets of New York City, hiding from her past — and from a disfigurement and power that she’s afraid to let anyone see.
I hope you enjoy this book. And thank you, thank you, to all my readers who have stuck with me over the years. I appreciate it more than I can say.
Oh, and as a bonus to those who love the gargoyles…Lannes and Lethe return in this novel! In a big way.
Publishers Weekly Review:
Flames of romance and passionate protection of loved ones join with lots of literal burning as pyrokinetic Eddie features in Liu’s 11th Dirk and Steele Detective Agency paranormal (after 2010’s In the Dark of Dreams). The agency sends Eddie to protect Lyssa, a young dragon shape-shifter being hunted by the powerful Cruor Venator witches. He finds her fearfully living in the sewers under Manhattan, and they quickly bond over the woes of fire-related powers and losing their families to evil forces still on the loose. Wary of their sudden connection, Lyssa and Eddie both must conquer their fears of mighty opponents, their own powers becoming corrupt, and opening up to one another. The psychology is delightfully complex, though the morality is a touch simplistic. Fans of Dirk and Steele will love this installment, which is also quite accessible to newcomers. (Dec.)