Today's post is on Blood Call by Lilith Saintcrow. It is 302 pages long and is published by Orbit. It is a stand alone novel. The cover is a picture of a cityscape with blood running over it. The intended reader is someone who likes horror, urban fantasy, and just a little romance. There is foul language, implied sexuality, and violence in this book. The story is told in third person close of the two main characters moving from chapter to chapter. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Anna Caldwell has spent the last few days in a blur. She's seen her brother's dead body, witnessed the shooting of innocent civilians, and been shot at herself. Now she has nowhere to turn—and only one person she can possibly call.
Since Anna dumped him, it seems waiting is all Josiah Wolfe has done. Now, she's calling, and she needs his help—or rather, the "talents" she once ran away from. As a liquidation agent, Josiah knows everything about getting out of tough situations. He'll get whatever she's carrying to the proper authorities, then settle down to making sure she doesn't leave him again.
But the story Anna's stumbled into is far bigger than even Josiah suspects. Anna wants to survive, Josiah wants Anna back, and the powerful people chasing her want the only thing worth killing for—immortality. An ancient evil has been trapped, a woman is in danger, and the world is going to see just how far a liquidation agent will go...
Review- This is a fast paced ride of a story. The supernatural elements do not come into the story until after the plot has been established then everything takes on an odd angle. I enjoyed the story mostly but Josiah was a bit of a dick at first. He has been waiting for Anna to call him and he acts like an ass the first chance he gets. But I am willing to forgive him because he is really useful. Anna at times can be trying but she just a normal woman who finds her brother murdered and now people are hunting her for things she does not have. The supernatural elements add just a touch of the weird this story and I liked that. If like you Saintcrow or are curious about her writing style then give this book a try.
I give this book a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.