Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #3)

Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #3)

by Diana Rowland
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Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #3) by Diana Rowland

Homicide detective Kara Gillian has a special talent: she can sense the "arcane" in our world, and there's quite a bit of it, even in Beaulac, Louisiana. She's also a summoner of demons, and works on a task force that deals with supernatural crimes. Her partners are attractive and smart FBI agents, but they're not summoners, and they're not telling Kara why they are on this special force with her.

To complicate things even more, Kara has pledged herself to one of the most powerful of demons—Demon Lord Rhyzkahl—who helped save her partner's life, but now expects things in return. Meanwhile, she's trying to solve a string of murders that are somehow tied together by money, sex, rock music and...mud. But how can she concentrate on the case when she's not even sure who—or what—her partners are? Secrets of the Demon is the exciting third installment of the Kara Gillian series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101476826
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Series: Kara Gillian Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 50,096
File size: 325 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line. She has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen more than her share of what humans can do to each other and to themselves. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, and has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition. She presently lives in southern Louisiana with her husband and her daughter where she is deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning. A master of urban fantasy, she’s the author of the Demon series and the White Trash Zombie series. She can be contacted via her website, www.dianarowland.com.

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Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I strongly suggest you read the previous books in the series (Mark of the Demon and Blood of the Demon) prior to reading this installment. It took me a bit to get into this book, even though this was a quick read for me. The story wasn't slow per se but there were more internal dialog and senseless interactions than I would've liked. Once this book reached the mid-way part, it started to move faster; and was able to hold my attention and interest. The story was interesting and creative, and there was a good amount of mystery to the plot. For those looking for a police procedural novel, this series is not it. I don't know why the author wrote Kara in as a police officer. She would do better to be a PI; her job is pretty much secondary. Most of the time her precinct scenes felt forced, like the writer included them solely to fill-in some pages. Rhyzkahl is by far my favorite character and the top reason as to why I keep returning to this series. He is devious and honor bound, and continually keeps me guessing his intentions. I can honestly say, if Lord Rhyzkahl was not in this series, I probably would not continue to read it. For the Kara and Rhyzkahl fans, this installment is a delicious treat. We don't get as much interaction as I'd like, but the author gives us a glimpse into some sinful scenes. I recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy fans and look forward to reading the next book Sins of the Demon.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Although she has doubts about wasting her time watching over lead singer Lida Moran and her band Ether Madhouse, Beaulac, Louisiana Police Detective Kara Gillian a demon summoner does so anyway. When a golem tries to snatch Lida, Kara and FBI agent Ryan Kristoff prevent the abduction but also know a supernatural essence threatens the singer. Kara realizes how wrong her original assertion was when band members are murdered. Kara and Ryan team up to keep Lida safe and learn why someone is killing the band of Ether Madhouse and tried to kidnap the singer. Meanwhile Kara struggles with her summoning relationship with Demonic Lord Rhyzkahl and her attraction to Ryan while she soon concludes her whine seems minor to what she has just learned. This is an excellent police procedural urban fantasy that like its two previous arcane forensic investigations (see Mark of the Demon and Blood of the Demon) stars a terrific lead protagonist who holds together the merging of science and magic in a whodunit. Kara is fabulous as the focus of the case and of relationships with the Fed and with the demon as the Bayou heats up with another magical mystery tour that will take readers away from the mundane to the enjoyable world of Diana Rowland. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 17 days ago
Second time
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Secrets of the Demon is book three in the Kara Gillian series. I love the idea behind this series, but seem to have a few issues with the execution. Our leading lady, Kara Gillian is a police detective that is able to summon demons. While pretty new to the homicide department, she's assigned the big cases and seems to figure it out with the help of demons and friends just in the knick of time. We start off the book with Kara Gillian and the FBI team she's working with on arcane cases. They're undercover due to threats of a demon attacking the lead singer in a band. They didn't really expect anything to happen but when Kara feels the arcane power blow through the club, she knows she has to act quickly. While they were able to save the singer, the being that attacked her got away. And when mysterious deaths start piling up, all signs point towards the malevolent being that got away. Kara and the gang have to figure out who is causing the murders before they all wind up dead. I've had a bit of mixed feelings on the series so far and am wondering if I should continue at this point. Both this book and book one were only okay reads for me while book two was really good. I think I'll try one more and decide if I should stop or not. While I like Kara's character, I find it slightly grating while she's interacting with her police department. Another thing I'm kind of dreading in later books is that we're leading up to a love triangle. It's between the FBI agent friend and the Demon Lord, I'm not sure who to root for especially with the information that got dropped in this installment. All in all, I'm feeling slightly shaken on the series and will probably check if the library has the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the characters in this series and, if I'm being honest, have read all of the books twice. If you're looking for something new to read, or you're wondering if you should purchase the next book by Rowland then I wholeheartedly encourage you to to do so.
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S_Bennett More than 1 year ago
Besides the creative story line and mysterious, yet captivating characters that Diana continues to evolve for us, the stunning cliffhanger at the end had me floored! I can't wait for the next book in this series.
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