Vampire mystery, drama & the supernatural all rolled into one!
This was my first Maggie Shayne book. I'm hooked!
Twenty six years old Maxine "Mad Maxie" Stuart and her partner Tempest "Stormy" Jones are moving from White Plains, New York to Maine to open a private investigative firm. Maxie cons her beloved retired cop forty-four years old Lou Malone into driving; she hopes to persuade Lou that they belong together professionally and personally, but the stubborn former cop feels she can do better than him.
The sleuths receive a call from a close friend who they have not seen in years. Jason Beck tells them that his sister and her friend are missing and last seen in Endover, New Hampshire. He fails to warn them that the Prince, a vampire, has the two teens and is using them as bait because he recognizes the picture of Stormy on a brochure announcing the new company. The Prince aided by local Sheriff Fieldner plans to regain the love he lost once he has converted Stormy and eliminating Maxie is a viable option with Lou ready to die to keep his beloved safe from the supernatural.
This book was good, but not as enjoyable as the other ones in the series. I feel that the best one of all is Prince of Twilight.
Pretty good. Surprise twist ending and a great lead-in to the next book. Mad Maxine Stuart, Storm, and Lou...they're partners in a supernatural detective agency and are searching for missing girls in an entire town held in thrall to a vampire...a vampire showing a more than friendly interest in Storm.