Dead to me is based on a different supernatural ability – psychometry, the ability to see the history of an object when it is touched. This was refre..Show More »shing. I am an urban fantasy enthusiast and it was a great change from vampires, zombies, fairies, werewolves, and sirens.
In urban fantasy there is always a governmental paranormal agency that is diligently at work – with little funding- saving us normal humans from the perilous of the supernatural.
Simon Canderous is the compromised hero out to redeem and find value in his life. He is sensitive, a loner and lonely. Because of his gift (psychometry) and occupation (paranormal agent) having a relationship with women is impossible.
So we have a guy who wants a girl and is working at a government agency. You know what is going to happen right? There is a nefarious group which must be stopped. Simon, who is still in training (being a newbie makes a better comedy), is thrust into a situation where the machinations of the political leaders and “evil” hamper him in doing the right thing.
There are enough of the supernatural characters (discounting the usual, vampires, zombies, fairies, werewolves, and sirens).double agents and damsels in distressed to make it an enjoyable book. There is also a sequel, which I am enjoying right now.
You can enjoy Deader Still without reading Dead to Me, but you would miss some of the subtlety of the character relationships.
Simon Cander..Show More »ous is a reluctant good guy and emotionally-stunted ordinary Joe. His psychometric abilities are the one thing setting him apart, and he’d just as soon be rid of them.
Deader Still is such a fast-paced, engaging, entertaining book which ended to fast. If you take the craziness of Men in Black and the duel of John Steed and Emma Peel in the BBC Avengers you get a feel for Simon and his mentor Connor or girlfriend Jane.
It started with a pit full of magically-conjured rats and while there have been no vampires for 737 an entire boatful of bloodless lawyers turns up drained of blood.
As Simon tries to get to the bottom of things, his private life is thrown into chaos by the arrival of an unwelcome face from his criminal past, an ex-colleague who wants his help in one final heist.