Hunter, Healer

Hunter, Healer

by Lilith Saintcrow

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Their first mistake? Kidnapping her lover. Their second? Thinking she wouldn't do something about it.

The black-ops government agency known as Sigma has shattered the resistance, destroyed its infrastructure, and taken its best operative captive. It's about as bad as it can get, but Sigma's forgotten one thing: Rowan Price.

Rowan is no longer a civilian in the shadow war. Her talents are fully trained, and she's become something she never dreamed of--a cool, clinical, lethal psionic operative. Working as Henderson's second-in-command, she's utterly focused on two things: repairing the Society's infrastructure and rescuing Justin Delgado. Yet under her shell of calm and gentleness, her rage is simmering . . . and it's about to break loose.

Delgado knows he can't remember something important. He puts up with Sigma's beatings and questioning, the pain and the torture. Sigma keeps asking him the same question--where is Rowan Price? He doesn't know who this woman is or where she is, but if he can escape Sigma one more time, he's damn sure going to find out. Because Price, whoever she is, holds the key to his fractured memories and destroyed soul.

But first, he has to get out. Then he'll find Rowan Price.

Unfortunately, that may be the one thing Sigma's counting on.

"Exciting, great characters and one of the best books I've read this year."--Book Bag Reviews on The Iron Wyrm Affair

"Saintcrow has a gift for making readers really care about her characters' emotional health, not just the story, and, oh, what a story it is." on The Hedgewitch Queen

Lilith Saintcrow lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her two children and assorted other strays. She has been writing since she was nine years old. Find her on the web at

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157631574
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Series: The Society Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 173,999
File size: 3 MB

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Hunter, Healer (Society Series #2) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good, again. This one completes the story started in The Society - and sets up a whole new sequence, if Saintcrow wants to continue in this universe. Funny to see Saint City mentioned here, since it features in the Watcher series so strongly - I don't remember any mention of what city she lived in in The Society, though I may just have missed it. Unfortunately, we get a major dose of double low self-esteem again here - yawn. Sheesh, you'd think that linked telepaths could communicate better! But a good story, good solid ending, excellent characterization (as usual for Saintcrow), and logical developments at every stage. Nice.
mary1963 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Two Minute Review for ¿Hunter-Healer¿ by Lilith Saintcrow¿This a continuation of the book, ¿The Society¿. I do not understand why they were made into two books. I do not think I would have understood this book if I had not read the first. I enjoyed the first book despite my irritation at the cliffhanger at the end. When you have a cliffhanger you have to make the resolution of it a great story. This was not it. It was fast paced and it was nice to read about Rowan and Justin again. The second book seemed to bring nothing new however.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. It's been three months since Delgado was taken. Rowan and the Society have been on the move, staying a hairs breath reach away from Sigma's fingers. Delgado did something to his mind, and he can't remember. He does know that Sigma has been drugging and beating him, asking where some girl named Rowan Price is. They want this girl. Bad. He doesn't know who she is, but if she's staying ahead of Sigma then he potentially trained her, and maybe she could help him. Rayna is back for book two! Yes! I thought her voice fit Rowan perfectly in the first book as it fits the descriptions given of Rowan's voice. Rayna carries Rowan's emotions so well in her voice. Along with Delgado when we are in his head. There are moments that are italicized in the book to represent thoughts, which can be hard to relate vocally so the listener doesn't think the character is talking. Doing it with a slightly lower volume or whisper helps us differentiate these moments. I'm amazed at the talent Rayna has in jumping from Rowan's emotions to Delgado's emotions. They are both on a different feel, and it's portrayed in the quick scenes with grace from Rowan. I was waiting for this audio book. I wanted to know how things would go after the ending of the first book. Where Delgado kept his ability hidden and reserved in book one, we see him in action here. He's a killing machine when Sigma needs him to be. Or when he wants to be. We also get to see Rowan starting to understand her powers. She does more with them now, knowingly. Rowan has grown stronger. In her ability and in character. She was weaker in the first book and still looks for her rock and love, Delgado, but she can function on her own. As a matter of fact, she can help run the team. She doesn't realize she's stepped into the position Delgado held, and she's doing an amazing job at it. Rowan is a complicated character. At times she seems like she should be weak and dependent, but she's not. There is so much more to her that makes her stronger and caring. Delgado trained her to fight, in case this happened. In case he was taken and turned against her. He pushed Rowan past her limits when they were last together in the training room, but he knew he had to in order to keep her safe. Delgado's worst fears came true, and now Rowan is strong enough to survive against him. But she's more than that. She means the world to Delgado and he will find his way back to her. What Delgado had to do to himself to protect Rowan from being found has lingering flickers for Delgado. Things are a tad rocky with him and Rowan as they find each other again. We see Rowan and Delgado as they are attracted to each other, but they are afraid of how things have changed. The story is more romance of how they find their way back to each other than what happens in bed, although that is present as well. This is more of the growing love they have. The book feels to have a balance of romance and action. There is more story with Rowan and Sigma and Delgado and Sigma, as we get POV's from Rowan and Delgado. The story comes to an end, but there is an opening to possibly continue with these characters. I'd be up for it if it happens, but I'm happy with the way this ended as well.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! The cover is very nice with that washboard! This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the violence. This is my first time reading Lilith’s work, and I definitely liked it! I haven’t read book 1 yet, but I had no trouble with picking up this book and understanding what was going on. This is definitely an interesting world! Some people are gifted with psychic abilities, and a government agency is using and enslaving those with abilities through nefarious means. Whenever you have people being exploited, there are people who rise up to fight for those who are being exploited. Rowan is part of the group fighting the good fight. I really like her because she has inner strength that is amazing considering all of the things that have happened to her. Justin or Del is amazing, and he doesn’t even realize it. Together they make a great pair, but they bad guys are trying to get them both! This is an action packed adventure! I recommend this book to all readers who believe in psychic powers and fighting for what you believe in because it is an awesome adventure! Can’t wait to check out more of Lilith’s work in the future!
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