Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass Series)
The moment novel in a special and action-packed city fable sequence from the acclaimed writer of the Morgan Kingsley series!
An old evil is unleashed within the sleek global— until one fearless P.I. can hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns during this new novel within the acclaimed sequence by means of Jenna Black.
As a dwelling descendant of Artemis the Huntress, deepest investigator Nikki Glass is familiar with find out how to tune an individual down. but if an Oracle exhibits up, caution the Descendants approximately wild puppy assaults in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it'd be a catch. The Olympians think the “dogs” are relatively jackals, managed by means of a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. no matter what. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s acquired to trap him within the act. but if she stakes out an area cemetery, she finally ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose chew is worse than their bark. those hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward should be “god,” yet that won’t cease Nikki from educating those outdated gods a few new tips. Like taking part in useless.
subsequent logical plan of action is to head learn the crime scenes myself,” I stated, considering at the fly. “I didn’t get whatever out of the images, yet possibly an idea will come to me whilst I’m on-site.” Anderson appeared uncertain. “You rather imagine there’ll be any proof left?” “Probably now not. yet I’m no longer trying to find facts lots as clues. And if there’s whatever I’ve discovered approximately my energy, it’s that I don’t a lot know the way it works.” My supernatural goal was once anything i'll wrap.
chatting with Anderson prior to performing smacked of asking permission, whatever I’d by no means been too reliable at. i discovered Anderson ensconced in his examine, the single room in his wing of the mansion that the remainder of us Liberi have been really allowed to go into with no unique dispensation. He used to be sitting at his table, his forehead furrowed as he stared at a section of paper in entrance of him. I had a sense he wasn’t quite considering the fact that paper, that he was once truly misplaced in concept, yet he didn’t bounce while I rapped at the.
blouse, and that i virtually swallowed my tongue in my attempt to maintain from gasping. The scars weren’t limited to his again; their faded ridged strains sliced via his sculpted pecs and six-pack abs. It gave the impression of he’d been via a paper shredder, and the sight of that devastation made my throat pain. with no awake inspiration, my hand reached for him, arms eager to hint his savaged epidermis as though i'll by some means erase the marks. Jamaal’s eyes widened in what appeared like worry, and he dropped.
The futon. i actually desired to return to my very own suite to drag myself jointly and lick my wounds—possibly even to perform a little sulking—but I’d sought Jamaal out for a cause, and intercourse wasn’t it. “All correct, then,” I acknowledged with a sigh of resignation. “Let’s speak strategy.” NINETEEN now not unusually, it was once a bit demanding to alter gears again into problem-solving mode. specifically whilst Jamaal used to be brooding and that i was once struggling with an acute case of sexual frustration. I knew Jamaal nonetheless desired to inform.
prior to I disappeared from their lives completely—thanks to their cruise, it were weeks seeing that I’d obvious them. greater than something, i needed i'll carry directly to the fable of being a part of Anderson’s staff, of residing with fellow immortals who knew my secrets and techniques and could stay consistent because the years, a long time, and centuries handed. I had attempted to maintain myself aloof from them, and that i had failed miserably. because the lengthy, sluggish hours of the evening crept by means of, I couldn’t aid thinking about if the best-case state of affairs.