Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday Random Recommendation...(6)
Elena Baxter can work miracles with her hands. She can coax bones to knit, flesh to heal. She can mend the mind. She has been doing such work for almost all of her twenty-eight years. That is why she was taken.
The media called it a rampage of terror, the recent murders. But fighting crime is why Artur Loginov joined Dirk & Steele. The international detective agency specializes in the impossible, and their creed is simple: Help those in need, no matter how difficult, and no matter what, keep the secret safe. For the agency helps it's employees too: people like Artur - the gifted, the tormented. Dirk & Steele gave the Russian emigre purpose, protection, community...and refuge from his past, for who can trust a man who can start a fire with his mind, or shape-shift, or read others' thoughts as easily as drawing breath? For his similar talent, Artur will be taken.
Into the darkness Elena and Artur will be drawn, into the clutches of evil. Cornered, isolated, caged, they will fight for their very souls. But salvation awaits. It exists in a form least expected: a dream of a face, a brush of a mind, the hint of a kiss, and finally at long last a...SHADOW TOUCH.
This is the second book in Marjorie M Liu's Dirk & Steele series and was first published in 2006. I'm not exactly sure what it is about Artur that makes this book one of my favorites, but he will draw you in and never let you go. I strongly recommend you start with the first book Tiger Eye - I actually had a hard time choosing between the two for today's post! In Tiger Eye, Dela and Hari will make their way into your heart with their romantic tale of adventure and intrigue.
I invite and welcome anyone interested in participating to post their own "Random Recommendation" (original post) on their blog (and include a link back to this blog) and join in the fun! Some books might not be very recent reads, but I hope that just helps these (sometimes forgotten) books earn a spot on your own bookshelf!