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Bleeding Out (OSI Series #5)
     

Bleeding Out (OSI Series #5)

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by Jes Battis
 

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From the author of Infernal Affairs comes a story of murder. mayhem, and demon relations. Is this really the vacation Tess was looking for?

Though she’s on leave from the Occult Special Investigations squad, Tess Corday is still grappling with her own personal mysteries. But finding out the truth about her demonic heritage has been more

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From the author of Infernal Affairs comes a story of murder. mayhem, and demon relations. Is this really the vacation Tess was looking for?

Though she’s on leave from the Occult Special Investigations squad, Tess Corday is still grappling with her own personal mysteries. But finding out the truth about her demonic heritage has been more difficult than she expected. Plus, her unauthorized investigation into an addictive new vampire street drug is driving a stake between her and her undead boyfriend.

Then Vancouver’s premier necromancer turns up dead. Tess suspects that the cases are related. And her suspicions will lead her into a paranormal showdown that can—and will—change the course of her life forever.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR INFERNAL AFFAIRS:

"Infernal Affairs has everything that's best about the paranormal mystery genre, and it continues to get better. Battis may not be as well known as some other authors, but these books are just as good as the more popular series, if not better."—Owlcat Mountain Reviews

PRAISE FOR A FLASH OF HEX:

"A Flash of Hex is wonderfully detailed, easily visualized and overflowing in paranormal crime scene action. The aspect most likely to capture the reader’s attention is the author’s talent in developing charming characters who are passionate in both their professional and personal lives."—Darque Reviews

PRAISE FOR NIGHT CHILD:

"Compelling new urban fantasy which mixes equal parts forensic investigation, modern science, and down-and-dirty magic to create something new and different...a great start to a new series."—The Greenman Review

Library Journal
When the current "Lord Nightingale," head of Vancouver's necromancers, dies unexpectedly, Occult Special Investigations (OSI) agent Tess interrupts her leave of absence to investigate—and her family joins in. The final installment (after Infernal Affairs) of this urban fantasy turns the supernatural into a family affair.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937007638
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Series:
OSI Series , #5
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,216,105
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jes Battis is from Vancouver, and has taught in New York City at Hunter College. Jes is an academic, with a concentration in English and Pop Culture Studies, who has also had books published about Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Farscape.

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Bleeding Out 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have truly enjoyed this series---until now. The beginning was great then it quickly went into the Twilight Zone and not in a good way. I kept reading pages over to try and grasp what I wasn't understanding and it just got worse. I have no idea what these pages in mental insanity were supposed to be about. Was she reliving memories, dreaming or just on crack? I personally vote for the later because nothing made sense. Then the last few chapters are set back in reality, everything is explained and wrapped up. This series-ender could (should) have been a short story and cost a lot less. I am disappointed and feel cheated and betrayed. It is so disheartening to have a really good series end in such a demeaning way. It will take a lot of convincing and numerous good reviews for me to read this author again. Mr. Battis shame on you for allowing your great series to destroyed in one short book and for disappointing and deceiving your faithful readers!! If you haven't bought this book yet---don't. If you need to find out how the series ended, buy this book used or borrow someone elses and just read the last few chapters. You will get closure and you won't waste your money or time.
Chunky1 More than 1 year ago
This book is junk! The author obviously ran out of ideas and simply put together a bunch of 'deep' philosophical twaddle to make a book. There is little plot, just a bunch of events occuring from out of nowhere as a way of going off into dream sequences and sidebars which have little depth. The only redeeming features about this book is it wraps up the characters' lives and is the final book in the series, or should be. The entire thing could have been better written in about three paragraphs. What a disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly short. Complete ripoff.
Anonymous 10 months ago
All the other books in the series were great. This one was terrible. It was like the author was high when he wrote it. I literally had to skim over pages of nonsense. I am not sure what the author was trying to achieve. It completely missed it's mark. I'm disappointed because it's painfully obvious that the author was sick of coming up with new material or only got a book deal for 5 books. Also it's only 164 pages long. Who does that as a conclusion?
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eroslackermicha More than 1 year ago
A must read as the OSI series has the potential to be the CSI juggernaut of the supernatural. Battis continues to draw the reader in and have people asking how did I miss this? Recommend it for friends.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just the latest book in a long series of books. It is mighty incomprehensible if you haven't read the previous books in the series. I had almost forgotten myself because they are only released once a year. Not badly written, just requires explanation if you don't remember the story line. The characters at this point are a bit on the bland side. Could have been better. If you have read the books before, worth reading. Continues the story fairly well, but still a bit confusing.