BAD TO THE BONE Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. But Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out... show more
BAD TO THE BONE Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. But Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out and steal a bizarre set of artifacts. Also on the hunt is a brilliant but certifiably crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way. But Raylene’s biggest problem is that the death of Ian’s vaunted patriarch appears to have made him the next target of some blood-sucking sociopaths. Now Raylene must snatch up the potent relics, solve a murder, and keep Ian safe—all while fending off a psychotic sorceress. But at least she won’t be alone. A girl could do a lot worse for a partner than an ass-kicking drag queen—right?
Publish date: September 6th 2011
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Cheshire Red Reports (#2)
Note: While this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone novel. Raylene is an expert thief and a wayward vampire. Her fixer Horace has an unusual job for her. He needs these rare yet odd relics stolen and he offers her a big financial incentive to take on the job. However, someo...
Raylene continued to have her sarcastic humor in this one. There was less Pepper and Domino. I'd say less Ian too, but he is central to the plot in this one, even if he didn't have much page-time. More Adrian though. He was definitely Raylene's competent sidekick which I liked to see. Good story and...
I just adore Raylene. There was nothing about this book I didn't love, except that there isn't another out yet!
A fun read, but nothing spectacular. It felt like Priest spent more time than was needed on banter and less than I would have liked on plotting. Things just seemed to come together a lot for the hero, as though she had a back pocket full of Deus Ex chips. Still, its a book full of enjoyable characte...
I'm torn. Torn like an old sweater.See, there are aspects of this book that I really loved. And yet, it took me forever to read Hellbent, and I skimmed much of the last third. For the dull bits and the parts that flat-out pissed me off, I want to give this two stars. For the good, three.Obviously, I...