Running hot

Jayne Ann Krentz

Book - 2008

Former police officer and member of the Arcane Society Luther Malone and aura-reading consultant Grace Renquist head to Maui disguised as honeymooners to track down a murder suspect for their company, Jones & Jones. The resort they are staying at, though, is packed with dangerous Nightshade rogue sensitives. As Luther and Grace's lusty connection intensifies, so does the seriousness of their dangerous situation in Maui.

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Krentz, Jayne Ann. Arcane Society novel ; v. 5.
Arcane Society novel.
Arcane Society novel ; v. 5.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons 2008.
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
337 p. ; 24 cm
Main Author
Jayne Ann Krentz (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Luther Malone should have known that even an "easy" assignment from Fallon Jones would have a few unexpected twists. Not only did Jones expect him to work with a complete novice with no field experience, but also Malone s new "partner," Grace Renquist, is a librarian! It s true, she works in the Bureau of Genealogy at the Arcane Society, but Grace knows her talents at aura-reading are every bit as good as Malone s paranormal gift, and she is determined to prove her professional worth while on assignment with this ex-cop with a limp, a fear of guns, and attitude. Of course, the one thing Jones fails to tell either Malone or Grace is that while they conduct a secret investigation in Maui to search for a possible murderer, they are going to have to pretend to be married. Combining a superbly matched pair of protagonists, wonderfully original secondary characters (including a deliciously self-absorbed diva villainess with a "killer" voice), and a cleverly constructed plot, best-selling Krentz works her usual literary alchemy and creates another irresistible, paranormal-flavored novel of sexy romantic suspense to add to her much-loved Arcane Society series (Sizzle and Burn, 2008). Copyright Booklist Reviews 2008.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Luther Malone, a former cop and member of the hush-hush Arcane Society for paranormals, is shepherding newbie Grace Renquist--a librarian--who's been assigned an aura-reading task regarding a murder suspect. Sparks fly, but they must be tamped down as some bad paranormals enter the picture. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Grabbing readers from the get-go with a sizzling murder that's the perfect setup for what's to come, this latest in Krentz's unique centuries-spanning paranormal "Arcane Society" series (she writes the 19th-century stories as Amanda Quick) pairs a bitter, wounded ex-cop-turned-bartender with an emotionally guarded genealogy librarian. The pair set off to Maui on a routine reconnaissance mission for the shadowy Jones & Jones agency that quickly turns into something else, then the sexy sparks and paranormal high jinks fly. Flawlessly matched protagonists (even their auras are in sync) are here joined by a cadre of psychically gifted characters ranging from a delightfully quirky retired landlady with a secret past to a lethally unbalanced coloratura with a killer voice. This arresting tale combines witty humor with clever plotting to weave an exceptionally memorable romance that is funnier and a shade less dark than the author's earlier Sizzle and Burn. A winner that, while part of a series, stands beautifully on its own. Krentz lives in Seattle. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/08.] [Page 106]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

A heroine who can see dark energy flashes in a villain's aura and a hero who can squelch villainous thoughts before they're put into action go to paradise to find a murderer, but find love, sex and a nest of drug-enhanced evildoers instead in Krentz's latest Arcane Society novel. Librarian Grace Renquist and ex-cop-turned-bartender Luther Malone, both members of the centuries-old Arcane Society, join forces when the psychic investigative agency Jones & Jones hires Grace, with Luther as her bodyguard, to find a killer in Hawaii. Luther quickly realizes Grace is not your normal paranormal, but their hot romance is put (briefly) on hold as they learn that Nightshade, drug-fueled supernatural baddies, are after the same murderer—as is the lethal psychic hunter La Sirne, an opera diva with a killer voice. The plot is fast, steamy and wildly entertaining even if it defies credulity. Krentz's fans will enjoy this outing and appreciate the teaser that readers have not seen the last of this power couple. (Jan.) [Page 31]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

As they work together on a murder investigation involving ruthless underground psychics, former cop Luther Malone and aura-reading librarian Grace Renquist find their mutual disgust dissolving into a powerful attraction.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Reluctantly paired for a murder investigation by the paranormal Arcane Society, former cop Luther Malone and aura-reading librarian Grace Renquist find their mutual disgust dissolving into a powerful attraction during a case that is further complicated by operatives for a ruthless underground psychic group. Reprint. A best-selling novel.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The New York Times bestseller that's "full of fun and thrills...irresistible" (Seattle Times) While they hunt for a killer, two gifted psychics take passion to a whole new level...