Friday, October 29, 2010

The Good The Bad And The Undead

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, Book 2)

 The Good The Bad And The Undead
 Kim Harrison
 416 pgs

Amazon Blurb -
It's a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowlng the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.
She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pushing the limits.
Confronting an ancient, implacable evil is more than just child's play—and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.


 Someone is killing the City’s best ley line witches and FIB wants Rachel Morgan to go undercover and help find out who it is.  She thinks Trent Kalamack is involved somehow, possibly the killer himself.  Capt. Edden assigns his son Greg to be her right hand man in this.  Of course her living vamp and house mate Ivy isnn’t happy about it at all after what Trent had did to her before, but Rachel is determined.  Nick is still with her and her pixie side kick Jenks too.  We get to see a bit more of Kisten and we meet Ivy’s Uncle and Master vamp Piscary.

Rachel has to go back to witch college as part of the investigation since the professor is one of the suspects.  Her assignment calls for a familiar which is usually a cat.  Familiars help when pulling on ley lines during spells and she is using a koi fish that she stole back for a client.  The problem was, the client found their fish and stiffed her the fee when they realized the mistake.  Well, snafu’s ensue when Nick is made her familiar, not the fish.  Demon Algaliarept is back and he wants to collect his debt owed by Rachel.

The plot thickens as we find out just what Trent is, and who is really behind the murders.   The tense relationship with Ivy and Rachel just gets worse as Ivy attacks her again, and has fallen off the blood abstaining wagon.   Nick is also in a pickle as Rachel’s familiar and their relationship hits some potholes.

I did like this book better since the world building is done.  What irks me is the Ivy/Rachel situation.  Rachel is afraid of Ivy yet she is the supposed dominant that keeps Ivy in check?  I don’t get that at all and I don’t like the relationship much either, it just weirds me out.  Of course I will continue, I do like Kisten ; ) 

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