Dirty Magic (Prospero's War Series #1)

Dirty Magic (Prospero's War Series #1)

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by Jaye Wells
     
 

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MAGIC IS A DRUG. CAREFUL HOW YOU USE IT.
The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there's a new blend out there that's as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she's brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must… See more details below

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MAGIC IS A DRUG. CAREFUL HOW YOU USE IT.
The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there's a new blend out there that's as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she's brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must secure a spot on the MEA task force.
Especially when she discovers that their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier - on the same day she swore she'd given up dirty magic for good. Kate Prospero's about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should never say never.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 01/01/2014
Well's (Sabina Kane fantasies) new series opens with Kate Prospero, a beat cop in the rust belt city of Babylon, catching a case involving a new potion that turns people into bloodthirsty monsters. Kate swore off magic and potion-stirring when she broke from her family's criminal enterprise, but the opportunity to join a new federal task force to crack down on the dirty potions that have been flooding Babylon's streets is too good an opportunity to pass up. VERDICT Urban fantasy shelves are full of kick-ass heroes fighting crime on mean magical streets, so when a new book stands out from the crowd, it is something special. The characters are what makes this fantasy, from conflicted Kate to the large supporting cast of friends and enemies. Wells has created a world where addictive potions stand in for drugs and covens replace gangs. It is grim and gritty and completely fascinating. Hopefully further volumes in the series will explore Babylon's underworld and criminal justice system even deeper.
From the Publisher
"Kate Prospero is my new favorite heroine-imperfect, haunted, driven, and dangerous."—New York Times bestseller Kevin Hearne

"Jaye Wells has created a fresh, magical world full of potion junkies and alchemists that promises to break new ground in paranormal thrillers."—Laurell K. Hamilton

"Dirty Magic is like nothing else currently happening in urban fantasy. Grim, gritty, and great."—Seanan McGuire

"Jaye Wells raises the urban fantasy bar with DIRTY MAGIC, a hard-boiled series debut as unique and surprising as the creatures and characters peopling it. Kate Prospero is charged with policing the Cauldron, a magical world so fully realized, and so gritty, it gets under your nails. Wells is known for deftly weaving non-stop action with no-holds barred humor, but the unique and deeply drawn relationships are the real alchemy here. DIRTY MAGIC showcases seasoned pro, Wells, at the top of her game, and establishes newcomer Kate Prospero as the urban fantasy heroine to beat."—New York Times Bestseller Vicki Pettersson

"Grim and gritty and completely fascinating."—Library Journal

"Hold on tight -- a gritty new heroine has joined the pantheon of shoot-first, ask-questions-later protagonists."—RT Book Reviews on Red-Headed Stepchild

"The next coming of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison."—www.bn.com on The Mage in Black

"A fast-paced fun book"—New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris on Red-Headed Stepchild

"Last year, I wrote that Jaye Wells had the potential to be the next coming of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison. This year, I'll amend that slightly: Jaye Wells is the next coming of LKH and Kim Harrison."—www.bn.com on Green-Eyed Demon

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316228442
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Series:
Prospero's War Series , #1
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
6,928
File size:
2 MB

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