Friday, 1 July 2011

The Red Heart of Jade - Book Review

The Red Heart of Jade (Dirk & Steele #3) by Marjorie M. Liu

What is it about:
The grisly murders are just the beginning. Dean Campbell, ex-cop and clairvoyant, is sent to investigate. He is with the Dirk & Steele Detective Agency, that global association of more-than-human men and women. Shapeshifters, psychics and other paranormals, Dean and his peers are devoted to protecting life. But there are those who live to destroy.

In Taipei, he finds the remains of burned-alive men and women, bits of bone and ash, that reveal a pattern far more deadly than any he has foreseen. Someone knows Dean’s secret. And they know more—of a power that can change the world, and of a woman who can complete him: Mirabelle Lee, the childhood sweetheart he’d once thought dead. Now, all that remains was blinding light and searing pain, potent passion and a purifying fire. And beneath it all is…The Red Heart of Jade.

What did I think of it:
I had a bit of trouble getting into this story at first, but once I did it was an exciting read from there on. The story did feel a bit over-complicated from time to time, but Liu's writing is so beautiful I'm willing to go where she leads me and take any twisted road to get to the conclusion which so far with every book has been more than satisfying. There was lots of action, cool characters and a very sweet romance. This might not be my favourite book of this series so far, it certainly is a treat for any Liu fan, although I wouldn't recommend this one to people who are new to her books.

Why should you read it:
Fans of Liu can't go wrong with this book!

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