An addition to the sexy, fun urban fantasy series (The Big Fix, 2015, etc.) featuring Ciel Halligan, “aura adaptor”—which means that, thanks to a genetic mutation, she can assume the appearance and physical characteristics of another person in a sort of 21st-century version of elvish “glamour.”
Ciel’s latest gig involves covering for the temporary indisposition of astronaut Dr. Philippa Carson, who intends to be the first woman to conceive—via IVF—in space. But then the mission’s official photographer, Alec Loughlin, accuses Ciel of being an impostor. But how does he know? Can he see through her aura? Worse, Ciel's elderly Aunt Helen—also an aura adaptor; the talent runs in the family—turns up murdered. When Loughlin puts in a hostile appearance at the funeral, Ciel knows something’s deeply amiss. Other family members are murdered using the same gruesome method, so Ciel turns to her hot-hot-hot boyfriend, adoptive cousin, adaptor, and mysterious operative, Billy Doyle. Here, Ciel’s forced to make a confession: she’s pregnant. And she isn’t sure who the father is. Not at all the paternal type, Billy blanches and promptly disappears, compelling Ciel to turn to CIA agent and far-from-ex-crush Mark Fielding—the alternative candidate for fatherhood. Loyal, compassionate Mark insists he’ll marry her even if the baby isn’t his. He’ll also investigate the possibly homicidal Loughlin and his perplexing associates, aura adaptors being a significant asset to the CIA. Can Ciel stay alive long enough to decide between Billy and Mark? Grimes keeps the pot bubbling with humor, suspense, steamy sex, riddles, danger…oh, and more hot sex.
Sure to please series regulars and fans of urban fantasy/mystery/romance.