Jaz Parks, CIA assassin, is back in this, the 6th book of one of my favorite supernatural action/adventure/touch of romance series, and I'm glad to say that this one exceeded my admittedly high expectations.
In this installment, Jaz and her team are in Australia, where some gnomes (yes, gnomes) are plotting to destroy the NASA complex that is based there. With Jaz are her teammates, a bunch of strange characters who don't always get along, but who possess a wide range of bizarre skills that, together, make them a tough force to beat.
There's just one little problem, though - Jaz is hearing a voice in her head, and realizes she has been possessed by something with an agenda that's probably not aligned with her own. And then there's a problem with a demon that's been after one of her teammates for, oh, several centuries now. As usual, a straightforward mission becomes anything but.
I continue to adore this series for its engaging characters and their continually developing relationships with each other, its creativity, sheer unpredictability, and for the way it periodically makes me burst out laughing. The books really should be read in order for maximum payoff, though. Only a few months to wait for the next installment, which is coming out in November. I highly recommend these books! If you are looking for a new supernatural/urban fantasy and are overwhelmed by the plethora of mediocre books out there, give this one a try - you won't regret it.
Books in the Jaz Parks series:
1. Once Bitten, Twice Shy
2. Another One Bites the Dust
3. Biting the Bullet
4. Bitten to Death
5. One More Bite
6. Bite Marks
7. Bitten in Two (to be released in the U.S. in November 2010)
Bite Marks (#6 in the Jaz Parks series) by Jennifer Rardin (Orbit, 2009)
Source: My local public library