"The Fed," Damon Venizelos, has been put on a new assignment and needs to enlist the help of a Master thief that has avoided capture. While tracking down the master thief, he is able to sense the presence and is shocked to find out that it is a female. Somehow, she slipped through his grasp and stole an item right under his nose.
Damon is an incubus and his gift is being able to dreamwalk. Normally for the government he uses that "gift" to assassinate people, but this time he uses it to set a trap. Master thief Aurara diScipio has a gift too; she is a lamia (a born shapeshifter) and is able to take any form. Through her smarts and her "gift" she has been able to steal numerous items and not leave a clue.
Damon, who has been the cause of Rory's sensual dreams, visits her in her dream and sets up a meet in person. Rory is intrigued by Damon's mission to find a missing Russian nuke, especially since the job sounds like a challenge and she loves challenges. As the mission progresses and the danger escalates, so does the passion between the two.
Will Rory be able to trust Damon with the secret of her "gift?" Can Damon learn to trust a thief? Can they complete the mission and still hold onto their hearts?
Move over James Bond and make room for Damon and Rory! These two are a hot, likeable couple that will have you rooting for them both equally. I especially like how the characters refer to each other with Rory calling Damon "the Fed" and he calling her "my Thief." There is just the right mix of intrigue, danger, humor and passion all wrapped up with a paranormal bow to make this story a winner!
Reviewed by Catherine Smith
For PNR reviews
Posted April 10, 2008
Meh. I ended up skimming this book. My biggest complaint is the use of the term, "inner membranes" not hot at all, I'm sorry. It wasn't terrible just very flat, halfway through I still didn't give a rip about the characters and I found it dissappointing that they didn't elaborate on their world. He's an incubus and she's a shapeshifter, so is this normal? Is there a secret world existing along the regular human one? Or is this an alternate world all together. It just wasn't satisfying for me.