By Jaye Wells
Orbit, Paperback, 9780316228435, 416pp.
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there's a new blend out there that's as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she's brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must secure a spot on the MEA task force.
Especially when she discovers that their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier - on the same day she swore she'd given up dirty magic for good. Kate Prospero's about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should never say never.
"Kate Prospero is my new favorite heroine-imperfect, haunted, driven, and dangerous."
-New York Times bestseller Kevin Hearne
"Jaye Wells has created a fresh, magical world full of potion junkies and alchemists that promises to break new ground in paranormal thrillers."
-Laurell K. Hamilton
"Dirty Magic is like nothing else currently happening in urban fantasy. Grim, gritty, and great."
"Jaye Wells raises the urban fantasy bar with DIRTY MAGIC, a hard-boiled series debut as unique and surprising as the creatures and characters peopling it. Kate Prospero is charged with policing the Cauldron, a magical world so fully realized, and so gritty, it gets under your nails. Wells is known for deftly weaving non-stop action with no-holds barred humor, but the unique and deeply drawn relationships are the real alchemy here. DIRTY MAGIC showcases seasoned pro, Wells, at the top of her game, and establishes newcomer Kate Prospero as the urban fantasy heroine to beat."
-New York Times Bestseller Vicki Pettersson
"Grim and gritty and completely fascinating."
"Hold on tight -- a gritty new heroine has joined the pantheon of shoot-first, ask-questions-later protagonists."
-RT Book Reviews on Red-Headed Stepchild
"The next coming of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison."
-www.bn.com on The Mage in Black
"A fast-paced fun book"
-New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris on Red-Headed Stepchild
"Last year, I wrote that Jaye Wells had the potential to be the next coming of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison. This year, I'll amend that slightly: Jaye Wells is the next coming of LKH and Kim Harrison."
-www.bn.com on Green-Eyed Demon