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Much of the actionin Jackson's (The Selkie) paranormal romance takes place in a city that seems just like present-day Detroit, with one difference: this Motor Cityis hometo an underground nightmare city populated by refugee goblins expelled from Europe. Though seemingly grateful for their new world haven, the foul-smelling goblins havein fact secretly replacedthe nation's leading industrialists, including Bill Gatesand Steve Jobs, with deodorized doubles-andthe takeover trail may lead much higher. Pitted against mysterious goblin leader Horrobanand his six-limbed, four-breasted rock star girlfriend are "siren fey" Io Cyphre, who's a H.U.G. (Humans Under Ground) magical agent,
Jackson often pushes the boundaries of paranormal romance, and
charismatic cop Jonathan "Jack" Frost, who's half fairy. A deliciously playful tone, especiallyin the banter between Ioand Jack, makes thisa fun, light read. At times, however,Jackson's Detroit feels more like a cartoonworld than a plausible alternate realm. Still, this imaginative tale,the first in a new seriesof mystical romances from Jackson, delivers sizzlingromance and ghoulish thrills at a breathtaking clip. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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