Friday, February 11, 2011

In Too Deep

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
Publisher: Putnam

Jayne Ann Krentz follows up her highly successful Dreamlight Trilogy- written in collaboration with her two alter egos, Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle-with a brand-new story arc that begins in a secluded coastal town in northern California.

Scargill Cove is the perfect place for Fallon Jones, confirmed recluse and investigator of the paranormal. It's a hot spot, a convergence point for unusually strong currents of energy, which might explain why the town attracts misfits and drifters like moths to a flame. Now someone else has been drawn to the Cove-Isabella Valdez, on the run from some very dangerous men.

When she starts work as Fallon's assistant, Isabella impresses him by organizing his pathologically chaotic office-and doesn't bat an eye at the psychic aspect of his job. She's a kindred spirit, a sanctuary from a world that considers his talents a form of madness. But after a routine case unearths an antique clock infused with dark energy, Fallon and Isabella are dragged into the secret history of Scargill Cove and forced to fight for their lives, as they unravel a cutthroat conspiracy with roots in the Jones family business . . . and Isabella's family tree.

I enjoyed JAK's latest featuring the Arcane Society. I have always like Fallon Jones and I was looking forward to his story. Isabella is a good match for Fallon. She is the one person who can understand him and the way he works. I liked their relationship and found it believable. I was a bit disappointed in the love scenes though. I know JAK can write better love scenes; these were kind of boring. In Too Deep had less of the psi stuff that her books usually have. It felt like it was largely used as a set up for the other novels in the Trilogy and future Arcane novels while they fight against Nightshade. One thing I found pretty cool was her use of a character from her Eclipse Bay novels. I like when authors do that. There was a nice twist at the end that I didn't see coming. If you have been reading this series from the beginning, pick this one up. It is a pretty quick read and entertaining.


1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by today.