In Too Deep: Book One of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #10)

In Too Deep: Book One of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #10)

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by Jayne Ann Krentz
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author begins a new trilogy set in a secluded coastal town in Northern California-a mysterious place where danger and passion run deep...

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The New York Times bestselling author begins a new trilogy set in a secluded coastal town in Northern California-a mysterious place where danger and passion run deep...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The cops just can't handle psychically powerful criminals who deal in weapons-grade paranormal artifacts. Enter the Jones & Jones detective agency. Known for his solitary habits, investigator Fallon Jones has taken on an assistant, Isabella Valdez, who displays some unusual talents of her own as she helps him dig through an ever-expanding mess of paranormal criminal activity. Krentz's latest Arcane Society novel is loaded with sexual tension between the tough-but-lovable Isabella and the normally dour Fallon, and the story hilariously alternates between inventive, deadly action and the amusingly gossipy smalltown characters in Scargill Cove, Calif., a supernatural nexus. Krentz (aka Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick) never rests on her laurels, carefully crafting a story that works on every level: as a detective novel, a paranormal thriller, and a romance. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Reclusive, brilliant Fallon Jones counts himself lucky that he has found an assistant like Isabella Valdez—organized, insightful, and totally accepting of his unnerving chaos-theory talent. But Isabella is not only a powerful talent in her own right, she is on the run from someone who wants her dead—and she has gone to ground in Scargill Cove, a tiny coastal town where no one asks questions. A macabre discovery in an old house gets things off to a chilling start as Isabella and Fallon are in a deadly web that stretches back to the malicious glass creations of Victorian inventor Millicent Bridewell, cleverly designed weapons that have lost none of their power over the years, as Fallon and Isabella quickly discover. VERDICT With vibrant wit and consummate flair, the creative, captivating Krentz has delivered another ingenious, suspenseful tale that unravels a mystery, pairs up another perfect couple, and successfully launches a new "Arcane Society" trilogy with well-placed hints of the delightful evils to come. Krentz (Fired Up) lives in Seattle.
Kirkus Reviews

Premiere of Krentz's new trilogy about a psychic detective agency.

In this latest addition to the Arcane Societyseries, para-detective Fallon Jones has finally met his match in Isabella Valdez, who has washed up in his home base, a remote, cliffside Northern California village called Scargill Cove. A few decades back, a commune of hippies lived here, under the sway of a guru who disappeared under mysterious circumstances but whose skeletal remains were later found in a bomb shelter hidden behind the Cove's no-tell motel. Scargill, a "nexus" of psychic energy, is a magnet for the preternaturally endowed. Strong, silent Fallon, whose psychic "talent" empowers him to see order in chaos, is instantly drawn to Isabella. Isabella invites herself to join Fallon's agency, Jones & Jones, as an investigator. Fallon is descended from those paranormal aristocrats the Joneses, Victorian-era pillars of the Arcane Society. For centuries, the Society, a shadowy league of talents working for good, has battled the minions of occult evil. The first case Isabella takes on, a routine ghost check of a mansion listed for sale, uncovers much more than she bargained for: a serial killer, a basement hiding human remains and, more importantly for Jones & Jones, a clock invented by Victorian genius, and Jones' nemesis, Mrs. Bridewell. That's just the beginning of this impossibly convoluted saga. Fallon and Isabella succumb all too soon to blistering passion, but probably not often enough for romance readers' expectations. The plot connecting the sex scenes, which involves internecine warfare among good psychics, bad psychics and clandestine government agencies, not to mention factions within the Society itself, soon becomes too "arcane" to sustain interest.

A chaotic welter of loose ends that Fallon himself couldn't unsnarl.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101476505
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Arcane Society Novel , #10
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
33,581
File size:
350 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. She lives in Seattle.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Seattle, WA
Place of Birth:
San Diego, CA
Education:
BA in History, University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Librarianship from San Jose State University (California)
Website:
http://www.krentz-quick.com

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In Too Deep: Book One of the Looking Glass Trilogy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 reviews.
kchatter More than 1 year ago
Hot and well written. Loved this book! You get what you expected to and then some.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally learned more about Fallon. Though, he wasn't exactly how I pictured him. He seemed to lose his caustic edge. Still enjoyed the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No thanks, I can wait for paperback and kill more trees.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pete and Repeat are telling this story. SO MUCH repetition and redundant wording! Where are the editors who are supposed to catch phrases like, "He was glad to have the opportunity to get the chance to..."?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the series and like most fans I have been dying for the Fallon jones story. I reserved my copy in November and went ahead and paid the high price for the book. It was good but not as great as I expected. I guess my expectations were just to high for the long anticipated Fallon story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book....and I love Krentz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book very much. It's my first Arcane novel, my first Jayne Ann Krentz book. The book exciting and was entertaining even without benefit of having read prior novels in the series. Krentz has spun a good tale. The mystery is captivating, and the pace is good. While the tale makes me what to read the earlier books, I didn't feel I had to run out and get the books to understand In Too Deep. The romance piece was only okay for me; but was not detracting enough to keep me from finishing the trilogy.
Cherie- More than 1 year ago
Have read all the previous books in this series and was looking forward to reading this one. Krentz doesn't disappoint. If you like her other books you'll like this one.
Ashley Hickman More than 1 year ago
great fast read. had wonderful balance between characters. first book by her i have read, but it won't be the last!
wyldmom More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Arcane Series a great deal and have read the books over and over. The last book (by alias Jayne Castle for a future era) I was a little disappointed in, but this book (back in the current era)brought me back on board. Without giving away secrets, to finally see this particular Jones have a successful relationship was worth the wait. Keep up the good work!!
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Another fun, interesting book from Jayne Krentz
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Love conspiracy theory freaks. Sometimes am one myself!
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