She's as tough as anything haunting Chicago's streets. But to deal with an inhuman power that won't stay buried, this FBI agent needs help that comes at an immortal price. . .
Jackie Rutledge has seen her share of supernatural killers. But her latest murder case is what recurring nightmares are made of. Brutally exsanguinated human victims, vanishing-into-the-ether evidence, and a city on the edge of panic mean that she and her psychic partner, Laurel, are going to need more than just backup . . .
So Jackie is fine with any help rugged P.I. Nick Anderson can give--even if that includes the impish ghost and sexy vampire who make up his team. But Nick is hiding secrets of his own. And Jackie's investigation has plunged them both into a vengeful game reaching back centuries--and up against a malevolent force hungry for more than just victory. . .
"Bloody, delicious, twisted." --Lilith Saintcrow, New York Times bestselling author of the Jill Kismet, Hunter series
"A very impressive debut...the earthly and the unearthly mingle horrifyingly in this brand new twist on vampire mythology." –John Russo, author of Undead
"Duncan's deftly subtle debut creeps up on you like a ghost in the night." --Mark Henry, author of Happy Hour of the Damned
Jackie Rutledge and her partner Laurel have just been called to a gruesome murder scene. Someone has stolen all the blood out of a young boy. Even with Laurel’s psychic abilities, Jackie and Laurel will need all the help they can get to solve this case.
Nick Anderson is a private investigator. He teams up with Jackie and Laurel to solve the case as it seems that Nick is already working on tracking down the killer. Though, Nick would rather do things on his own.
Deadworld is book one in the Deadworld series. I was really excited to read this book. I thought the summary sounded really good. I did find that this book was dark like urban fantasy should be like, though it moved slowly in the beginning. The first two chapters drew me in and introduced me to all the main characters and their roles but after that, I was skimming over the book until the action picked up again. In fact, there was one point where I actually put this book down and walked away from it for a while. After, I came back to it. I was not as excited to start it again. I didn’t find Jackie to be the strong female lead that I was hoping for. The romance between Jackie and Nick was forced and all about sex. It was like okay, here are two main characters and they are working on a case together and they have to hook up. While, I don’t mind sex, I don’t think it needs to be the only thing that really draws two people together. Overall, I thought this book was okay. Hopefully the next book is better.
Warning to readers: there is some crude language used in throughout by the characters. So if this is not your thing, than you might want to stray from this book.
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