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Red Hot Fury (Shades of Fury Series #1)

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

exciting urban fantasy investigative thriller

Like the other Fury Sisterhood members, Marissa "Riss" Holloway protects mortals from the others. For the last five years, Riss has been the Chief Magical Investigator in Boston.

When an arcane body corpse is found in Boston Harbor, she leads the official inquiry....
Like the other Fury Sisterhood members, Marissa "Riss" Holloway protects mortals from the others. For the last five years, Riss has been the Chief Magical Investigator in Boston.

When an arcane body corpse is found in Boston Harbor, she leads the official inquiry. Riss is shocked because the corpse is that of her Fury sister Ness, who was her best friend before their dispute ended all contact. Even more stunning to the cop is Ness' tattoos have been slightly magically modified. Riss notifies her superiors only to be suspended although she fails to comprehend why. Her theory is someone at the top of the leadership does not want a real homicide investigation. When an assassin tries to kill her, Riss asks her ex, shapeshifting Warhound Scott Murphy, to help her as she investigates the murder, the reason she was removed from the case and the attempt on her life that she believes is tied together with the only probable cause being someone is generating a cross-species war.

This exciting urban fantasy investigative thriller takes off once the uneven difficult to read introduction to the key players and a paranormal Boston are established. From that point readers obtain an enjoyable investigative thriller starring a kick butt heroine (the sub-genre is inundated with these tough females) who follows leads into the upper crust and cesspool communities resided by human and paranormal beings. Her efforts along side Murphy make Red Hot Fury an overall entertaining tale as Boston comes alive with the others because the heroine seeks vengeance for her former BFF and to prevent genocide.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 23, 2010

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Red Hot Mess!

I really wanted to like this book and I was disappointed that it was so corny. The author seemed like she was trying to hard to incorporate stolen ideas from not one but most of the modern pop culture TV into this one novel. I feel like the first chapter alone combined...
I really wanted to like this book and I was disappointed that it was so corny. The author seemed like she was trying to hard to incorporate stolen ideas from not one but most of the modern pop culture TV into this one novel. I feel like the first chapter alone combined episodes of Charmed, Law & Order and Smallville. This book has poser written all over it for me and I have zero patience for it. The Superhuman healing comments were way over the top, juvenile and irritating as hell.

Needless to say, I didn't particularly care for this book, and I won't be reading the next book in the series Green Eyed Envy. The only thing interesting about this book is the cover.

posted by kitkat3ny on August 4, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Pleasant read

    Perfect for reading while watching sports on TV. The book doesn't require concentration to follow.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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