Precinct 13 is a Paranormal Romance by Tate Hallaway from Berkley Trade.
Recent college grad Alex Conner is thrilled to have landed a job as the Hughes County coroner/medical examiner in Pierre, South Dakota. But when her first day on the job ends with a missing corpse, Alex starts to wonder if she would have been better off collecting unemployment...
When the cops made some cryptic comments about being careful with the body they brought in, Alex just thought the boys in blue were messing with her. That is, until something freaky happens that no amount of med school could have prepared her for. By the time Alex gets herself together, the body has disappeared and the other residents of the morgue start talking her ear off.
After working up the courage to report the missing body, Alex is transferred to the mysterious Precinct 13 where she discovers that her new co-workers—including a cute technomage named Jack—are paranormals just like her. Now, Alex is being encouraged to use her ability to speak to the dead to solve crimes. And despite being in the middle of nowhere, Hughes County sure does have a lot of paranormal activity…
After a series of childhood sightings of magical creatures that no one else could see, Alex Connor spent countless hours in therapy and began a strict regime of mood altering medications.
Determined to lead a normal life with no mention of magic or magical creatures, Alex moved to a new town and on a bet, threw her name in the ring for county coroner/medical examiner.
Imagine her surprise when she was offered the job.
But that is nothing compared to the shock she feels when her first autopsy walks off the table. Or the utter disbelief when she is directed to Precinct 13 where she learns that magic not only exists - it thrives.....and Alex may be magical herself.
Precinct 13 is an okay read.
I didn’t connect with Alex and found myself far more interested in her boyfriend, Valentine.
I give Precinct 13, 2 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (August 7, 2012)