Résumé : Kara Gillian, flic et invocatrice de démons, fait désormais partie d’une unité spéciale chargée d’enquêter sur les crimes surnaturels ou paranormaux. Comme si enquêter sur une série de meurtres ayant pour points communs l’argent, le sexe, le rock et la boue, n’était pas déjà assez compliqué, elle doit gérer le pacte qu’elle a conclu avec le Seigneur démon Rhyzkahl, qui la poursuit de ses ardeurs, et ses deux coéquipiers du FBI qui ne comprennent rien à son pouvoir occulte.
Synopsis: BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL, MAN AND DEMON, SHE’S ABOUT TO FACE THE ONE THING SHE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SURVIVE.
Welcome to the world of Kara Gillian, a cop with a gift. Not only does she have the power of “othersight” to see what most people can’t even imagine, but she’s become the exclusive summoner of a demon lord. Or maybe it’s the other way around. The fact is, with two troublesome cases on her docket and a handsome FBI agent under her skin, Kara needs the help of sexy, insatiable Lord Rhyzkahl more than he needs her. Because these two victims, linked by suspicious coincidence, haven’t just been murdered. Something has eaten their souls.
It’s a case with roots in the arcane, but whose evil has flowered among the rich, powerful, and corrupt in Beaulac, Louisiana. And as the killings continue, Kara soon realizes how much there’s still to learn about demons, men, and things that kill in the night—and how little time she has to learn it.
All the characters of the previous volume are here, for our greatest pleasure, and we start the story exactly where we left it. I think it’s always interesting to have a investigation on the foreground of a story, because it is ultimately not often the case. A good mystery is always so interesting to understand. We follow the new Kara’s case, and of course, this implies that this time too we have the arcanic magic. Our young investigator will have to deal with a series of murders, each more terrible than the others and with no real logic. The more we advance in the chapters, the more we understand that this whole story is more complicated than we had originally planned. And I confess that I was very surprised by the identity of the culprit, it didn’t even cross my mind. This provides a good mystery and a good plot that keeps us in suspense all along the story.
We feel the tension between Ryan and Kara throughout the book, but the two characters don’t seem to be able to accept what they feel for each other. On one hand, we keep the suspense about their future relationship but on another it’s quite annoying to see that they don’t understand what is happening. What about Rhyzkahl? I still think he isn’t enough present for my taste and I looked forward each of his appearances in the story. I think this is one of the reasons why I read the book so quickly. I also hope that we can learn more about him in the next novel, but I think it will eventually be possible. I still don’t know which one to choose between him and Ryan. Indeed, it is true that the two of them are very intriguing and more than mysterious. And as always we know that they want something from our heroine but it’s more difficult to know what it is. I also think that I’ll need more to really confirm my choice.
As soon as we enter in the story we ask ourselves many questions to understand what is happening and Diana Rowland perfectly manages to get us lost among all the frames of the novel. It is therefore a pleasure to think and to understand the truth.
To conclude, I must say that this second volume is as good as the first one, but once finished we’re very curious to see where the author will lead us in the third volume. I can’t wait to read it to have my answers.
Résumé : SON METIER : FLIC.
SON HOBBY : INVOQUER DES DEMONS.
Kara aimerait remettre sa vie sur les rails. Mais enquêter sur l’assassinat de plusieurs personnes dont l’essence a été dévorée n’est pas le meilleur moyen d’y parvenir. D’autant que les démons lui conseillent de se méfier de Ryan, son collègue sexy, pour une raison qu’elle ignore. Et pour finir, elle ne pense pas pouvoir résoudre ces meurtres et ce mystère sans l’aide du séduisant et insatiable Rhyzkahl. Entre paradis et enfer, homme et démon, elle est sur le point de faire l’ultime sacrifice…
Synopsis: Cop and conjurer of demons, she’s a woman in danger of losing control—to a power that could kill….
Why me? Why now? That’s what Beaulac, Louisiana, detective Kara Gillian was asking herself when an angelic creature named Rhyzkahl unexpectedly appeared during a routine summoning. Kara was hoping to use her occult skills to catch a serial killer, but never had she conjured anything like this unearthly beautiful and unspeakably powerful being whose very touch set off exquisite new dimensions of pleasure. But can she enlist his aid in helping her stop a killer who’s already claimed the lives—and souls—of thirteen people? And should she? The Symbol Man is a nightmare that the city thought had ended three years ago. Now he’s back for an encore and leaving every indication on the flesh of his victims that he, too, is well versed in demonic lore.
Kara may be the only cop on Beaulac’s small force able to stop the killer, but it is her first homicide case. Yet with Rhyzkahl haunting her dreams, and a handsome yet disapproving FBI agent dogging her waking footsteps, she may be in way over her head…
Résumé : Son métier : flic. Son hobby : invoquer des démons.Kara espérait utiliser ses pouvoirs pour arrêter un tueur en série. Mais son invocation n’a pas eu l’effet escompté : Rhyzkahl, un seigneur démon à la beauté surnaturelle, est apparu dans sa cave. La jeune femme est partagée entre la peur et le désir que cet être éveille en elle. Peut-elle lui demander son aide pour arrêter un meurtrier qui a déjà pris la vie et l’âme de treize personnes ? Kara est la seule à pouvoir résoudre cette énigme, mais avec Rhyzkahl qui hante ses rêves et un charmant agent du FBI qui surveille ses moindres faits et gestes, elle risque d’être complètement dépassée…