Michaela Miles is Philly’s best detective. Sometimes her methods are medieval, but that’s not surprising. Michaela has been fighting evil for nearly four hundred years.
George Matthew Franklin, Matt to his friends, is on the cutting edge of forensic science. He has been paired up with the city’s best detective to prove what the new techniques can do. There’s only one problem: he won’t find much evidence if he can’t take his eyes off his new partner.
Michaela and Matt make enemies, because Bad Guys don’t like detectives or investigators. Demons and Fae, Vampires and Thugs, none of them can get away with misbehaving when these two are on the case. When they all join forces to take vengeance, everyone involved will learn that there are always worse things to fear.
Review: Feisty Michaela Miles is one of the best police detectives Philadelphia has ever seen. She may be diminutive in size but makes up for her petite stature with a fighting attitude and medieval methods that make her a force to be reckoned with. And she does it alone.
So when her boss partners her with George Matthew Franklin, a forensic expert and big friendly giant, she’s understandable a little ticked off. But when faced with a demonic southern Belle, Michaela quickly comes to appreciate Matt’s help and finds that it’s not just his brains that she appreciates.
One of the things I liked most about this novel was vast number of different mythological creatures – fae, demons, golems, pixies and more. There were a lot of different story lines going on concurrently but all of them managed to mix fantastically together.
I enjoyed the characters of Michaela and Matt from the first time we meet them. Michaela, tough girl on the outside, has some serious self-doubt issues and is deeply conflicted regarding her faith and the status of her relationships – both with the Creator and now Matt. Matt was equally as fascinating with his family history, his career and his sheer size. Whilst I liked both these characters on their own, I loved them as a couple. They had chemistry. Their scenes together were sexy and funny.
This novel is fast paced and exciting. There’s a lot of action and humor from the first page to the last. I loved the supporting characters and found myself laughing aloud at the antics of the pixies, X and Ricardo, a number of times. Although this is the second book in the Artifice series but can be read as a standalone.