Release Date: November 2, 2011
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 10 hours 18 minutes
Narrator: Cynthia Holloway
Genre: Romance/ Fantasy
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Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit...
Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for both the vampires and humans.
Nothing can be calm for long in the city of Chicago and while Merit is still reeling from the things that happened in Hard Bitten she is trying to focus on the task at hand. Weird things are happening in Chicago and Vampires are being blamed by the misinformed humans running the government. Cadogan house has been taken over by the GP who just seems to be looking for reasons to break up the house, cutting out junk food and rationing blood is a good way to make good vamps riot.
Meanwhile Merit is running around trying to sort out why Lake Michigan has turned black and other supernatural events are happening. She also doesn't have the support of her best friend and sorcerer in training Mallory who is talking exams and acting weirder and weirder the more stressed she gets.
Things take a big twist at the end of the book not making things much worse but making them a bit better. Merit struggles to deal with different supernaturals and learn the politics of the vampire world she has to be brave and hold things together until she can figure out what to do next. Another great book from Chloe Neill. I wish she would stop leaving me with cliffhangers though.