by Marjorie M. Liu

December 2006
ISBN: 0-8439-5765-4
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Mass Market Paperback

The fifth Dirk and Steele novel starts out in the steamy alleys of Jakarta with Blue Perrineau on the trial of a sadistic crime lord. Santoso not only deals in drugs, he deals in flesh, kidnapping young women and children for the thriving black market in sex slaves. Blue is determined to stop him once and for all and ends up in the hospital instead.

As he recuperates, he receives an unusual summons from his mother. Her request will take him to Vegas, searching for someone he never even knew existed his half brother Daniel. Normally he shuns the desert city, since his electrokinesis makes him particularly sensitive to all of the power required to keep Sin City running. What he finds will change his life.

Iris McGillis is not merely a gifted animal trainer. She truly is one with the big cats in her act. She lives with them, sleeps with them, and occasionally, turns in to one herself. This shapeshifting ability allows her a special affinity with the predators, and is the reason for her amazing success. It also explains her fear of discovery and need for secrecy. When her act is targeted by fanatics, the last thing she needs is publicity. She needs protection.

Eye of Heaven is a thrill ride romance that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Author Marjorie M. Liu has really hit her stride in the series and seamlessly blends both new and familiar characters in the plot. The books just keep getting better, and this is no exception. I can hardly wait to see what her fertile imagination will create next.

Reviewed in November 2006 by Paula.

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