Old Power, New Corruption
Max Porter has had his share of odd cases. That goes with the territory when one of your partners is the ghost of a 1940s detective. But the idea of being hired by a witch coven to save witches seems wrong from the start, and it only gets worse.
Bad enough that Max can’t trust anything his clients say, but his own wife is being lured closer into becoming a real witch — something that terrifies Max and sows distrust. Add to that a mysterious group of witch hunters, a long dead curse brought back to cause havoc, and power players in the shadows, and it’s no wonder The Porter Agency is stretched to the breaking point.
Between fighting their enemies and fighting each other, this may end up the toughest case of their lives. One that could alter the balance of power among all witches for years to come.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the ninth book in the Max Porter Mysteries series. Max doesn’t like witches and doesn’t like being hired by them any better. But his wife Sandra thinks taking a missing-persons case for the witches is the right thing to do. It doesn’t take long, however, before he starts regretting his decision when he finds out that there is a lot more to the case then anyone could imagine. It isn’t long before Max is facing old enemies as well as new ones. But, he will have to fix everything or is afraid he will lose his wife to the witches. Again, I just love this mystery series for both the characterizations and the mysteries that take place in each book. Mr. Jaffe does a wonderful job of making this series feel very noir-like, which I love, and he makes the people seem so real, the way the interact with each other and the way they fight with each other like real people. I even sometimes wanted to throw my hands up and yell at the characters in this book like they would actually hear me; that’s how well it’s written. This installment in the series is one of the best so far and I can’t wait to see what is coming next. If you love this series, you will love this book. If you haven’t read the series, you can jump right in with this one, but I’d start at the beginning just to get the whole history. Highly recommend! Thanks to the author for the e-copy which I voluntarily reviewed.