Nov 28, 2007

Rardin - Once Bitten Twice Shy, etc

Another One Bites the Dust is the second book in the Jazz Parks series which will hit the shelves on Dec. 12, 2007. Jazz is a CIA agent who partners with Vayl, a 300 year old, very handsome, very charming vampire. The two of them travel anywhere an assignment takes them to track down the bad guys. A third book, Biting the Bullet, will be available in Feb. of 2008. A fourth, Bitten to Death, is scheduled for publication in August of 2008.

In October my review of book one Once Bitten, Twice Shy appeared in Library Journal. I have posted it below:

Rardin, Jennifer. Once Bitten, Twice Shy. Orbit, October 8, 2007. ISBN0-316-02046-X. 291p. $12.99
The moody, sharp tongued Jasmine Parks, aka Jaz, works as a CIA agent. In her earlier career she assassinated vampires, but now she partners with one, the almost three hundred year-old Vayl. He is one of the good guy undeads who works with humans to help rid the world of the evil of his kind. In this first adventure of the Jaz Parks series Vayl requests that Jaz be his partner because he knows that her special gifts as a sensitive could be made even more powerful with his help. Their current adventure begins in Miami where they have been sent to infiltrate the world of the extremely wealthy Abn-Assan who is suspected of filtering money to a terrorist organization. Complicating things are an attack which nearly kills Vayl when his only blood supply is contaminated. To save him Jaz insists he take some of her blood. When he acquiesces their personal bond and paranormal powers increase. There are a host of characters and a plethora of plot twists in this fast paced tale. Recommended for popular reading collections. Patricia Altner,

Right now I am in the middle of Another One Bites the Dust and thoroughly enjoying it. I will post a review in the next week or so.

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