Ivory Blaque is my favorite kind of female protagonist, takes names and kicks butt! This novel details a brief period in Ivory's life of an art recovery specialist. A former art thief, Ivory now walks a reasonably straight path recovering stolen art. She has some seriously skewed friends and associates, werewolves, vampires and miscellaneous Fae.
Ivory falls afoul of a secret government agency detailed to keep a lid on paranormals. If that doesn't complicate the plot enough, she also offends the Vampire lord of the city.
Allen packs a lot of action and violence in his work. Ivory does not escape unscathed and has to deal with some major changes in her life. A former mentor and a pair of paranormal pistols provide additional challenges to Ivory.
This is Mr. Allen's first novel and I am impressed. It kept my attention, I got involved in the plot and it was intricate enough to surprise me with some of the twists and turns. It should be a good starting point for a rousing series. I look forward to reading more about Ivory Blaque.
I highly recommend it.
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