A Dirk & Steele, Series 8
Marjorie M. Liu
Avon Books / HarperCollins
June 28, 2011 / ISBN: 978-0-06-202018-5
by Linda Young
She wakes up choking on smoke, there are two dead men in the room,
she has a gun in her hand, she’s covered in blood, and she’s
in a motel room. Even worse, she has no idea who she is. She has
no memories before she woke up. All she has is her instincts and
a little voice she keeps hearing tells her to run. And run she does.
She escapes the hotel and disappears into the streets of Chicago.
As she was trying to steal a car, she gets caught by a man who apparently
was the owner. She was bleeding from her feet due to the glass she
had stepped in. As she tried to back away from him, she collapsed.
Lannes Hannelore. Those who look upon him see only an exceptionally
handsome man. But that is only his magical disguise hiding his true
identity and his tortured soul. He is one of a dying race of remarkable
creatures. While walking to his car he sees someone trying to break
into it.. As he gets closer he notices that it is a woman. He senses
that she is desperate and needs help. She slowly starts to back
away as he walks towards her. He tries to gain her trust as he talks
softly to her. Suddenly she collapses. He takes her to his friend’s
house nearby and tries to clean up her feet and bandage them. He
makes up his mind that he is going to help her.
Once Lannes finds out that the woman has no memories as to who
she is, they start looking for clues and find out that there are
stronger forces at work here. He calls his brother who works for
Dirk & Steele for help. What he finds out is more than he wants
to know. To save her may cost him his life. To love her may cost
him his soul.
Once again, Marjorie M. Liu has created a hero that has stolen
my heart. Lannes is a gentle soul who hides his true identity for
fear of what others would think and say of him. This is the eighth
book in her Dirk & Steele series and like the others, it does
not disappoint. It starts in Chicago and travels through the Midwest.
It has action, mystery, secrets to be revealed, and great passion.
You can’t go wrong with this book.
of other titles
The Dark of Dreams, bk
Touch, bk 2
Red Heart of Jade, bk 3
of Heaven, bk 5
Song, bk 6
Last Twilight, bk 7
Wild Road, bk 8
Fire King, bk 9
the Flames, 12