Lieutenant Lacey Anderson of the Dallas Police Department heads up an elite new squad dedicated to solving crimes involving immortals like herself. Lacey, a vampire left for dead when her family was slaughtered by werewolves, still has nightmares about the attack.
Detective Colton Scarber is her unwilling partner and second-in-command. He's a werewolf, a descendant of those who killed Lacey's coven. She's unaware of this, but she doesn't trust him from the start. When the fragile beginning of the team is threatened by the truth, can they learn to trust one another as partners must, or will the Undead Unit be doomed to failure?
A mysterious suspect and strange physical evidence leads them to solve a case spanning decades, and leaves Lacey with no other choice but to rely on her enemy when her very life is at stake!
©2015 Marguerite Madden (P)2016 Marguerite Madden
I usually don't read police procedurals. But that isn't what I don't like about this book. The powers that be decide a special unit needs to be created to handle cases that involve the undead. Why it's necessary I don't know considering this new unit includes only vampire Lacey and her werewolf partner Colton. From the beginning of their union, Colton makes snarky remarks and resents having to work as an underling to a woman. Colton's personality and the reasons for his actions are well developed. That can't be said about Lacey. 500 years ago werewolves killed her clan and Lacey still hasn't gotten over it. The reader is constantly reminded of this throughout the story and is subjected to flashbacks of the original attack. Lacey spends most of the time with Colton almost cowering to his prickly personality because of her fear of werewolves. Then she might have a sporadic outburst to assert herself as Colton's supervisor. That kills it for me. Lacey is 500 years old and is supposedly a powerful vampire. But, yet, she is afraid of one werewolf. I can't buy into the story. I have little respect for Lacey as a cop, a werewolf or a woman. The paranormal world created here is unrealistic and not well developed. I also don't see the need of setting the story in the future and not taking advantage of creating any new kind of future technology. I won't be getting the next book in this series.
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