The Taken (Celestial Blues Series #1)

The Taken (Celestial Blues Series #1)

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by Vicki Pettersson
     
 

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Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul—Katherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is

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Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul—Katherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped.

Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let the sable-haired siren come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to solve the mystery of his own unsolved murder—and dole out some overdue payback for the death of his beloved wife, Evie.

Joining forces, Kit and Grif's search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn't Grif's biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, along with the answer to the haunting question of his long afterlife . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“A sure bet for urban-fantasy readers of all types, but especially fans of Carrie Vaughn, Jim Butcher, and P. N. Elrod.”
Suspense Magazine
"Intriguing mix of paranormal, romance and mystery with just enough suspense!"
Kim Harrison
“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seemlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages. I can’t wait for the sequel.”
Sophie Littlefield
“A stylish, atmospheric mash-up of rockabilly and angelic affairs quickly reveals itself to be so much more: THE TAKEN proves that Pettersson is not afraid to explore the darkest corners of the human heart – and that her gift for redemption is unsurpassed.”
Kelley Armstrong
“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.”
RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“Pettersson’s amazing new series is off to a rocking start with this compelling read.”
Kim Harrison on The Scent of Shadows
“The Scent of Shadows is a bold concept, skillfully developed. The ugly grit and intoxicating glitter of Vicki Pettersson’s world of Las Vegas is the perfect mirror for her character, Joanna Archer, whose hard past flows into her unimaginably chancy future.”
Diana Gabaldon on The Scent of Shadows
“From the one-damn-thing-after-another school of unputdownable books, The Scent of Shadows rockets into the air and explodes like fireworks, with nonstop bursts of action and imagination.”
Romantic Times BOOKclub
“Combining comic-book adventures, astrology and a war between light and shadow, Pettersson’s stunning debut is an attention grabber. Original, with a tough and tormented heroine, it delivers a complex new mythology as well as emotional drama and action galore.”
Romantic Times BOOKclub on The Scent of Shadows
“Combining comic-book adventures, astrology and a war between light and shadow, Pettersson’s stunning debut is an attention grabber. Original, with a tough and tormented heroine, it delivers a complex new mythology as well as emotional drama and action galore.”
Suspense magazine
“Intriguing mix of paranormal, romance and mystery with just enough suspense!”
(top pick) - RT Book Reviews
"Pettersson’s amazing new series is off to a rocking start with this compelling read."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062064646
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
Celestial Blues Series, #1
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
745,620
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.04(d)

What People are saying about this

Kim Harrison
“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seemlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages. I can’t wait for the sequel.”
Sophie Littlefield
“A stylish, atmospheric mash-up of rockabilly and angelic affairs quickly reveals itself to be so much more: THE TAKEN proves that Pettersson is not afraid to explore the darkest corners of the human heartand that her gift for redemption is unsurpassed.”
Kelley Armstrong
“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.”

Meet the Author

Vicki Pettersson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac novels, a six-book urban fantasy series set in her hometown of Las Vegas. Though she'll always consider that glittering dust bowl home, she now divides her time between Vegas and Dallas, where she's learning to like good Tex-Mex (easy) and the Dallas Cowboys (easier than you'd think).

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Place of Birth:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Education:
B.A. in English, University of Las Vegas, 1994
Website:
http://www.vickipettersson.com

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