Samantha Kane is struggling with this thing called 'her life', and how it can be completely turned upside down in the span of one week. Her partner and mentor is hospitalized, followed quickly by her father, who slips into a coma, her teenage brother decides now is the perfect time to rebel, and her mom lays the guilt on thick as molasses every chance she gets. Work isn't much better. Recently promoted to detective, her job is suddenly in jeopardy, and the cops she's worked with for years, no longer respect her or want her around. Not to mention the fact that Ghosts, Vampires, and Werewolves are real, and apparently want her dead.
According to a crazy man who showed up out of nowhere, Sam was never meant to be a cop. She's supposed to be a Wizard.
|Publisher:||WordFire Press LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)|
About the Author
He maintains a twice-monthly column for the Kirkus Reviews blog, writes for his own sites atfmb.com and FunctionalNerds.com, for the Pikes Peak Writers blog and various other websites and blogs.
He is a Scrivener guru and teaches several classes to writers throughout the year.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't normally read Urban Fantasy. I have tried several times and don’t usually enjoyed it. Patrick Hester’s “Into the Fire” was different. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pacing was good and I never got bored. There were enough twists and turns that I got wrong to keep it interesting. I also liked Hester’s take on Vampires and other mythical creatures. I am excited for the next book in the series.
Patrick Hester's "Into the Fire" hooked me from the beginning. Mr Hester's writing style is excellent; fast-paced, clean, and detailed enough to immerse the reader in the world without drowning him or her in trivialities. The plot is also interesting and well-constructed, containing enough turns and twists to keep me uncertain of the outcome until the climax. If I have one complaint, its that all the characters seem very familiar to the genre, from the impulsive, plucky protagonist to the cynical, world-weary mentor. Fortunately, this is the first book in what appears to be a series, and Mr. Hester has world enough and time to further deepen and develop the characters. Summation: A good, solid first installment. Based on the strength of "Into the Fire", I wouldn't hesitate to buy the next book in the series.