The Grendel Affair

The Grendel Affair

Paperback - 2013
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"We're Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn't exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us . . .a a When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I'm Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI. I can see through any disguise, shield, or spell that a paranormal pest can come up with. I track down creatures and my partner, Ian Byrne, takes them out. a Our cases are generally pretty routine, but a sickle-wielding serial killer has been prowling the city's subway tunnels. And the murderer's not human. The fiend in question, a descendant of Grendel-yes,a that aGrendel-shares his ancestor's hatred of parties, revelry, and drunkards. And with New Year's Eve in Times Square only two days away, we need to bag him quickly. Because if we don't find him-and the organization behind him-by midnight, our secret's out and everyone's time is up. First in a new series Praise for Lisa Shearin 'Lisa Shearin is on my auto-buy list!' Ilona Andrews,a New York Times aBestselling Author ofa Magic Rises a 'Shearin is a definite star on the rise.' Linnea Sinclair, RITA Award-winning author ofa Rebels and Lovers 'Lisa Shearin turns expectation on its ear and gives us a different kind of urban fantasy.' C. E. Murphy, author ofa Raven Calls 'Shearin weaves a web of magic with a dash of romance that thoroughly snares the reader. She's definitely an author to watch!' Anya Bast, national bestselling author ofa Wicked Enchantment 'Lisa Shearin represents that much needed voice in fantasy that combines practiced craft and a wicked sense of humor.'a Bitten by Books "
Publisher: New York : Ace, 2013
ISBN: 9780425266915
0425266915

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ShamaBole
Jun 20, 2016

Warning - the protagonist "squeaks" and "squeals" frequently. She also eats cookies in both hands. And in the face of mortal danger, she worries about stripping down in front of the team and lusts after her partner.. hard to imagine such pedestrian concerns predominating while dealing with man-eating Grendels/monsters.
I think these are supposed to be endearing quirks.

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Kelticat
Aug 30, 2014

A short story about these characters will be coming out soon. It is titled "Lucky Charms." It goes into greater detail about that first desk flair.

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dprodrig
Apr 28, 2014

Sometimes when an author switches from one series to another, it can feel odd and dislocating. But this didn't happen to me here. The characters were well written, the mystery intriguing and well worth starting.

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nerowolfgal
Mar 11, 2014

Delightful, fast, well-written romp with interesting ideas, great fight scenes, and characters that have enough depth and scope to carry on in a series.

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Kelticat
Aug 30, 2014

Take one tabloid reporter who can actually see all the monsters around, add one former NYPD officer, two dragons, two vampires, lots of ghouls, an elf, a werewolf, and some hard partying Scandanavians. Shake well and top with giant man-eating anti-partiers on New Years Eve.

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