Touch of Evil [NOOK Book]

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Kate Reilly has a hard time trusting people.

Six years ago, the love of her life turned her over to the vampire parasites who call themselves the Thrall. Katie survives the powerful bite of the master parasite only to discover that the Thrall’s venom, coupled with her own natural psychic ability, has transformed her. Now she is next in line to be the Thrall Queen--and each ...
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Overview


Kate Reilly has a hard time trusting people.

Six years ago, the love of her life turned her over to the vampire parasites who call themselves the Thrall. Katie survives the powerful bite of the master parasite only to discover that the Thrall’s venom, coupled with her own natural psychic ability, has transformed her. Now she is next in line to be the Thrall Queen--and each day might be her last as a human.

Tom, a handsome firefighter, arouses all of Katie’s dormant senses, but her heart shies away. After Dylan’s betrayal, how can she trust any man—even a seemingly perfect and terribly sexy werewolf?

Tom’s sincerity--and sex appeal--begins to wear down Katie’s defenses. But his increasingly insistent charm hides a potentially deadly secret: his werewolf pack is hiding the one person who can stop the Thrall from completing Katie's transformation into Queen--and they won't give her up.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The premier authors of paranormal fiction."—Romantic Times BookClub Magazine

"I read the book in one sitting. I look forward to the next book in the series, because it has to be the beginning of a series. A world this enjoyable deserves more than one visit. This book has some new twists in the werewolf's tail that were very cool."—Laurell K. Hamilton on Hunter's Moon

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429910187
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Thrall Series , #1
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 189,516
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Cathy Clamp was 35 when the fiction writing bug bit her. Although always a competent legal and technical writer, the idea muse ignored her completely. It wasn't until she met future friend and partner Cie Adams that things began to click. Her friend's brain was the idea muse's nesting site! Cie was blessed (or some would say cursed) with one or more full book plots a day! Cathy quickly realized where her bread was buttered. She did learn she possessed a skill in writing romance and action scenes, while her partner concocted storylines and richly diverse characters. Within 18 months of the start of their partnership, they had written five books, and now have two accepted for publication! Cathy lives outside of Brady, TX, with her husband, Don, (also a brilliantly gifted idea man for suspense and espionage) and their four dogs.

C.T. Adams happily resides in Texas with a teenage son and pet cats. Office work provided a living while she pursued the goal of becoming a novelist. Forming the partnership with Cathy was the catalyst that led to publication. Cie provides a wildly vivid imagination, while Cathy's brilliant execution (pun intended, she writes vicious action scenes), editing, and business acumen gives the partnership the impetus to get writing projects off of the "drawing board" and into the hands of the readers. The partners have two books currently accepted for publication. They look forward to a long and happy collaborative relationship, having plans for two multi-book series and several individual works on their way to completion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Tonya Dee

    I think these writers are progressing well together.
    I am reading the sazi series after completing this series and so far the thrall series is better written and interesting to me even though i like the multiple shapeshifteres in the sazi series
    I think the biggest difference is in the first two books of Sazi series I really hate the whimpy heroine and in the Thrall series / this one/ Kates characture is take no prisoners awsome!

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

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    i really liked it

    it was a little stange at first but it turned out to be an amazing book! i hae bought and read all three books absolutely amazing

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

    keep me on my toes

    I have enjoyed the story line of the of touch of evil and looking forward to the next two books of the thrall series. I think that Adams & Clamp make a great team of writers. I read all of all 8 books of The Sazi series and could not put the books down till I was done with all of the series I look forward to more of there writing style.

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  • Posted March 9, 2010

    Hard to get through!

    Save your money and do NOT buy this book.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    Excellent Series

    This is a great series by Adams & Clamp. I first read the "Moon" series. These books have great characters, and enjoyable plots. I would highly recommend this series and the "Moon" series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2006

    TRULY

    this bopok is truly good and i read it 3 times because i liked it kate reily is a type of human that was infected by a vampire parasite called 'not prey' later she falls in love witha sexy werewolf named tom bishop as they declare their love obstacles fall in place the parasite queen monica and the leader of the wolves mary but in the end they bpoth are alive and live to fight abnother day this book gets hot heavy and steamy in some chapters in others itis sheer drama a truly good book i would recomend to anyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2006

    Doesn't Live Up to the First

    First, I should say that this book should get two and a half stars, because while it was okay it was disappointing, especially when compared to Hunter's Moon. Unlike the former, this story doesn't advance naturally the way HM did. The main character is supposed to be smart and paranoid. Each time the obvious happens she completely misses it and continuously fails to make easy connections, i.e that Nurse Carol is part of the Thrall, or how she keeps getting cut up when no one has touched her, or telling Tom why she's helping her ex. She just may have a savior complex. These failures do much to advance the plot without much development of Tom, the love interest. Even the way they 'fell in love' is not quite understandable since it occurs in a matter of two days and one kiss without her even learning much about him, although we do learn a little more later on, but nothing that explains his attraction to her except that he's a wolf and she's an alpha which attracts male wolves. The story more clear concerning Kate and her former lover (and their feelings about each other) although what happened to him in the end is left unexplained. Tom comes across as almost a kid in a grown man's body who stands around and either gawks with his mouth open or disappears only to reappear in the nick of time. Because we never get anything from his point of view, his reaction to things seem quite simple or childish. When read after reading HM, this book just doesn't hold up. The writing style that made HM so different is missing here and while the book is fast-paced, the annoying things that the main character does makes it hard to continue or care about what happens near the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!

    The book Touch of Evil is a truly amazing book, it has all the qualities I look for in a book. It has suspense, acton, conflicts and death, scandals and it deals with the supernatural. Touch of Evil is about a women named Kate Reilly who delivers packages to different cities and countries as a job, but she also has another job, the Thrall. The Thrall are what humans call vampires, when they bite you they insert a parasite through their teeth and it attatches to the back of the brain and controlls you, you are then from that point on a host until you die. About six years before this book begins Kates fiance runs off with her best friend, but Kate comes to find out that her ex gets mixed up with the Thrall and Kate beleives its her duty to do save him. When she gets there she finds out that it was all just a trap to get her there and she has to fight her way out and in doing so gets bit by the soon to be Thrall queen monica, but because of her psychic abilities she can hold of the parasite at bay but as time goes by its getting harder to control and the other thrall queens are losing their hold on monica and the time is comming where kate will have to make a decision, fight and become the new thrall queen or fight and die.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005

    Terrific novel.

    People on the street call the Thrall vampires. But they are not the undead of legend. They are more like parasites with a hive mentality. 'Thrall' is their own term for the mind control they have on their human 'Hosts' and the 'Herds'. The hive is ruled by a group of queens who control individual Hosts and the human Herds. The Thrall despise most humans, otherwise known as 'Prey'. There are very few 'Not Prey' in the world. The Not Prey earned the respect of the queens by some drastic deed, such as killing one of the vampires. Hosts and Herds can't lie to Not Prey and the Queens have to treat them as an equal. So having the title 'Not Prey' has wonderful advantages. However, Not Prey don't run, don't hide, and don't use guns or other distance weapons. If they do, they lose their status. .................... Kate Reilly is Not Prey. Six years ago the love of her life turned her over to the vampire Larry. Kate took Larry down and survived his bite only to discover that the Thrall's venom, mixed with her own natural psychic ability, has transformed her. Monica, a Thrall Queen, wants nothing more than to see Kate dead. But first, she has other plans for Kate. ...................... Kate's new tenant, Tom Bishop, is a firefighter. He also happens to be lycanthrope (werewolf). Since the Werewolves and the Thrall are mortal enemies, having Tom around is very handy for Kate. .................. **** C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp have created a new series that will knock your socks off! If you enjoy the 'Southern Vampire' series starring Sookie Stackhouse, then you simply MUST pick up this novel and give it a trial run. Great characters! I want more! ****

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    strong supernatural drama

    Former pro volleyball ¿Terminator¿ turned bonded air courier Mary Kathleen ¿Katie¿ Reilly travels the globe delivering valuables. However, the glamour and boredom of this jet setter comes from her war with the Thrall, vampires to the illiterate. The Thrall who considers humans as prey want Katie eradicated like a nuisance bug however classify her as Not Prey following her rescuing her former fiancé Dylan Shea six years ago ironically he dumped her for her best friend Amanda, took her cat Blank and became part of the human herd owned by the Thrall. --- Most vampires recognize Katie as a formidable enemy who is clearly Not Prey until now. However, the Vampire Queen Monica decides differently sending her Thralls, Hosts, and Herds after Katie, but apparently has other uses for the human because her orders are not to kill the 6¿1¿ athletic Amazonian adversary. Refusing to hide, Katie fights, but instead of her brother Joe having her back, werewolf firefighter Tom tries to keep her safe. However, the odds seem overwhelming in favor of the vampire queen obtaining her desire. --- The reason supernatural fans will appreciate TOUCH OF EVIL is the orderly world developed by the two authors that make vampires, werewolves, and psychic phenomena seem ordinary even while the supernatural creatures are vastly different from the ¿normal¿ bloodsuckers and shapeshifters. The action-packed story line is driven by the heroine who readers will root for as the Thrall and their human slaves and fodder attack her. Besides trying to keep Katie safe though she is quite capable, Tom terrific provides an interesting cross-species romantic element to a strong supernatural drama. --- Harriet Klausner

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