The Kindred - Servant, Bk 3 Author:L. L. Foster, Lori Foster In the 3rd installment of the Servant series, Gabrielle Cody finds herself living with super-detective Luther Cross, while also hunting a deranged killer who wants to be a vampire. Blood drained bodies are left in the wake of a murdering spree. Because the homeless, transient and addicted are targeted, it makes it very difficult for Luther and t... more »he rest of the police force to track down the villain. But for Gaby, finding the psychopath is only a small part of the difficulty. This lunatic knows Gaby, in some ways better than she knows herself. Is it possible a long lost relative has located her? With family ties involved, and Luthers nearness interfering with her perception of evil, Gaby is up for her biggest challenge -- both as a paladin, and a woman experiencing the first hint of love.
This is a gripping page turner. I love the tough (with real superpowers!) yet fragile heroine, Gaby, and the tough (law and order cop) yet tender hero, Luther, in this series. It's wonderful to watch their relationship progress. There are also compelling secondary characters that it's fun to follow. I'm new to urban fantasy, so some of the murder/torture descriptions are a little graphic for me. If you're used to a sweet Lori Foster romance, you need to know going in that this is a bit different. Someone else's tag said "last in the series" and I really hope that's not the case. There's a lot of evil out there for Gaby and Luther to battle and I think they're just getting started.