Saturday, August 25, 2012

Soul Trade-Caitlin Kittredge

Soul Trade

Caitlin Kittredge

St. Martin's, Aug 28 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780312388256

The denizens of Black London do not allow maternity leave as new mom Pete Caldecott can affirm. Neither does the Prometheus Club who, at a cemetery invites mom (and she her boyfriend Jack White) with an offer she cannot refuse to attend (or die) one of their secret gatherings. Jack says they should gracefully decline as he knows of this exclusive club, but Pete disagrees as she thinks they need to work with the members as they do not need another adversary.

The pair gets involved in Prometheus Club vicious in fighting while they learn why their new “allies” came to London, which places them in peril from all sorts of paranormal powerhouses. Meanwhile, Pete is haunted by a not any longer cold case in which she failed to protect children and Jack’s past also returns in an ugly manner. Then there is Morwenna the dealer.

The latest Black London (see Devil's Business) urban fantasy is a superb entry as the heroine poorly balances motherhood with battling some nasty sorts including a form of PTSD as she has emotionally internalized her failures. Readers will appreciate this strong storyline as the working mom and her mate once again confront and kick butt evil.

Harriet Klausner

No comments: