I'm pretty sure I remember how this ends. Book LaGuerta is ambitious but not quite suspicious enough or smart enough, and
she just made her last bad decision.
I don't think I really understood how horrible of a person and cop Harry was when I first listened to this. Dexter always presents him as a great guy, a cop who took a boy who turned out to be a monster into his home and helped make him less dangerous to the general populous by teaching him to control his urges and direct them solely at other monsters. Except Harry could have chosen to put Dexter in therapy and didn't. He just declared him unsalvageable, because of course cops know these things best.
The last time I listened to this was maybe 15 years ago. Since then I've read a few more books in the series and watched a couple seasons of the TV series. Let's see how this relisten goes. I don't remember a lot of the details, just that this was the only book in the series that the TV show followed even vaguely faithfully.
Yeah...not really feeling this one. I think perhaps there was one too many books, or not enough ideas. Well, that and yet another round of Cas/Tolemek emoting. Really, I do grasp that the temple needed built, Ridge's mom needed to be told, etc., but... the first part of the book was largely a rescue mission to free what must be the most inept former pirate ever (how did he ever survive as a pirate? Seriously), while his love interest panicked because even though they're living together now, they still can't seem to actually relate to each other and she'd bolted and wasn't there to help. He's finally rescued, though I'd imagine it would only be a few weeks before some other topic came up that caused her to bolt.
In the meantime, Ridge's mom has stumbled across a sleeping dragon, saw a kid levitating rocks, and is convinced Ridge is pulling some sort of elaborate hoax on her. It was almost funny until you realize she actually saw this stuff and still doesn't believe it.
Fortunately the wedding takes place (and half the book) and is actually amusing. So is the short story tacked on to the end.
Interesting... so crankypants' issue with magic wielders stems from the late queen's parents' treatment of him.
The adventure in this incident involves a discovery of bones, an old betrayal, and... I can't help but wonder though if perhaps things still managed to be misread. It was centuries in the past though,
Amusing part - h asking her cousin to put in a word for the H so he could be assigned a position closer so she could have sex with him. Rather blunt there. But then, this story was unusually blunt. I suppose it's fitting that this H uttered a curse or two.