Rating: 2 stars
Nocturne City detective Luna Wilder is off of medical leave and back on the job after the events of Night Life. Her first night back brings her a dead junkie in an alley, but as with most things, the situation isn't what it seems. The dead junkie is only the beginning of a the darkness that is heading for Nocturne City.
As Luna prepares to tackle her case, she finds out that she's been saddled with a perky, blonde partner. Not only that but Dimitri, the Redback leader who was injured during the previous events, has returned with a new mate. Luna must unravel the the mystery at the heart of the feud between the the blood-witches and the caster-witches even as her heart is breaking for the wounded Redback.
I really had hopes that things would improve with this second book. Unfortunately, such was not to be. Luna is even more bitter and pissed-off then before and she still runs headlong into danger like a child playing in traffic. All of the characters are simply shallow repeats of others in the genre and don't engender any sympathy. The dialogue is terribly uneven and the plot is severely lacking. In short, it re-hashes ground that has been trodden to bits and probably needs to be left to recover.
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (August 26, 2008)