I had such high hopes after reading book one. Unfortunately, book two did not register any where as close to the enjoyment I had in book one. I kept putting the book down, read another book, and finally finished the story. The story line did not grab me. It seemed full of vagueness and disjointed writing. Perhaps it was just me, and others will enjoy the story.
I really like this series! Urban magic tales fascinate me. And to have the main character possessed of a supernatural ability while in the employ of the city government? Even better! Who knew there would be red tape to consider before hunting down a vampire?
Simon Canderous turned his back on his former days of art theft and attempted to turn his life around. Now, a member of the prestigious F.O.G.s and getting the hang of working for the DEA (Department of Extraordinary Affairs) and with his superhot cultist-turned-good girlfriend, he thinks things are getting easier. But a figure from his past shows up, threatens to reveal Simon's past unless he helps her on one last heist. Then, it seems his girlfriend is getting a little too cozy with her new boss, not to mention his partner's sudden irritation with all things Simon and it's starting to get a little dicey around here. But that's before the repeated attempts on his life plus the curse that takes away his abilities. And what's with all the zombies? It's definitely not looking like a good day.
A little predictable, but that might just be because I'm getting to know the author. His language is getting a little courser or maybe Simon was just *really mad* about all the rat goo on his jacket. Still, enjoyed it and will start looking for #3 in the series...with some version of "Dead" in it's title, I'm sure.
This was another excellent Anton book. I love the charictures, though I would like to learn more about Connor's past in the next one. Simon is funny and you can tell he'd be a fun guy to hang around with if he was real. Makes you want to move to NY just to see if there really is supernatural stuff hidden from the public's eye by media lol.