Deathwish - Cal and Niko Leandros, Bk 4 Author:Rob Thurman Half-human Cal Leandros and his brother, Niko, are barely getting by with their preternatural detective agency when the vampire Seamus hires them. He's being followed, and he wants to know by whom. But the Leandros brothers have to do more than they had planned when Seamus turns up dead (or un-undead). — Worse still is the return of Cal's nightma... more »rish family, the Auphe. The last time Cal and Niko faced them, the Auphe were almost wiped out. Now they want revenge. Cal knows that before the Auphe get to him, they will try to destroy everything and everyone he holds dear. Because for the Auphe, Cal's pain is a pleasure.
This series keeps getting better. The chapters alternate between Cal and Niko in first person. We finally get to know more about Niko's take on Cal, the Auphe and his own role and responsibilities. The deep love of brother for brother made me very emotional.
Promise's daughter, Cherish, shows up and puts a strain on her relationship with Niko.
The way the brothers deal with more Auphes and Cherish is inventive and shocking.
Can't wait to start #5.
I have always been a fan of the series, but this book was outstanding. The chapters alternate first person point of view between Cal and Niko. It was really great to see Niko from the inside and see how he understands that he is a better person for having Cal in his life, regardless of the troubles that they face together. It explains the Georgie situation in a different way too and I am beginning to see how Cal and Georgie don't fit together. Not to be missed!