Sizzle and burn

Jayne Ann Krentz

Book - 2008

A member of the Arcane Society, a secret organization dedicated to the study of paranormal phenomena, must recruit a reluctant woman to use her psychic gift against a cabal of psychic criminals.

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Romantic suspense fiction
Romance fiction
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons c2008.
Main Author
Jayne Ann Krentz (-)
Item Description
Novels in the Arcane society series cross over between historical novels (written as Amanda Quick) and contemporary novels (written as Jayne Ann Krentz).
Physical Description
359 p. ; 24 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Raine Tallentyre hears voices, which are now telling her that someone is being held hostage in the basement of her aunt Vella's home. Raine's quick thinking saves the young woman's life, and although the local police might be skeptical of her gift, private investigator Zack Jones isn't, because he sees visions. Zack wants Raine to team up with him and work for the Arcane Society, investigating the disappearance of scientist Dr. Lawrence Quinn, who just happened to be in town the same day Raine's aunt died of natural causes. Raine can't deny that working closely with Zack would be an excellent way to mix pleasure with business, but she has some trust issues with the Arcane Society. When she becomes the target of a clever killer, however, she doesn't need her unique gift to know that working with Zack might be the only way out of danger. Writing with her usual sharp wit, Krentz continues her loosely connected, addictively readable series featuring the Arcane Society with another brilliantly crafted novel that deftly fuses paranormal-flavored suspense with sizzlingly sexy romance.--Charles, John Copyright 2007 Booklist

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

At the opening of Krentz's disappointing latest featuring the Arcane Society-a covert organization devoted to paranormal research-costume shop owner Raine Tallentyre hears voices: in her deceased aunt's home in Shelbyville, Wash., she discovers and rescues a potential serial killer victim, and locks in on the disturbed killer's vibes. Raine's aunt also heard voices, but was also known as the town nut; Raine thus hesitates in going public. Meanwhile, Zack Jones is a PI hired by the Arcane Society: he gets a visceral sense of crimes with visions, but tracks Raine because of the secret research her father was doing on a special formula that enhances paranormal powers. Raine, meanwhile, has always believed that her father was killed by a member of the Society-one of Zack's relatives in fact-and is wary of Zack's motives. Krentz, who wrote the Arcane Society novel Second Sight as Amanda Quick, knows how to make sparks fly among the gifted, but this outing feels comparatively flat. The paranormal elements don't coalesce with the boy-meets-girl story. A repetitious dwelling on Raine's past, whereby potential partners were creeped out by her abilities, is a less serious flaw than the way the denouement makes use of them. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by Library Journal Review

Raine hears voices, which helps her find a young woman trussed up in a storage locker. It also introduces her to investigator Zack Jones, who has visions of his own. Lucky these two are psychic: they've been targeted by a killer. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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