Sunday, September 16, 2012

Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

Book Description:
An ancient evil is unleashed in the modern world— unless one fearless P.I. can hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns in this new novel in the acclaimed series by Jenna Black. As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down. But when an Oracle shows up, warning the Descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it might be a trap. The Olympians believe the “dogs” are really jackals, controlled by a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. Whatever. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s got to catch him in the act. But when she stakes out a local cemetery, she ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose bite is worse than their bark. These hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward may be “god,” but that won’t stop Nikki from teaching these old gods some new tricks. Like playing dead.

My Thoughts:
I completely enjoyed this book.  Nikki hasn't been an immortal for long but she has already found some significant information.  She has also made some significant enemies.  Now there is an immortal out there attacking men once a week with a pack of dogs...or at least that is what the Olympians are saying and what the news is reporting.  Now, Nikki has to track this guy down and stop him before more innocent lives were lost.
I still like Nikki.  She is a kick butt character with lots of spunk and determination.  The Olympians we get to know are interesting and I want to know more about them as well as Nikki's group.  The twists through the story are good, most I didn't see coming.  The author does a good job with all her characters and making them real, well as real as immortal characters can be, and making them fit into the roles they have.
This was a 5/5.  I can't wait for the next one!


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