Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Review: The Taken by Vicki Pettersson
The Taken is the first book in the Celestial Blues series by Vicki Pettersson from Harper Voyager.
Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul—Katherine Kit Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped.
Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let the sable-haired siren come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to solve the mystery of his own unsolved murder—and dole out some overdue payback for the death of his beloved wife, Evie.
Joining forces, Kit and Grif's search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn't Grif's biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, along with the answer to the haunting question of his long afterlife . . .
When angel Centurion Grif stops to pick up his latest Take he has a split second of weakness and allows her a moment to gather herself together before her journey to the Everlast.
What Grif doesn’t know is that by allowing the Take that one moment another life has been altered. As punishment for allowing his Take that one moment in time - Grif is tossed back to Earth, back into flesh.
Katherine Craig works at the newspaper that her family owns. She and her best friend Nic are investigating a potentially explosive story. But instead of breaking the story wide open - the meet with the ‘eyewitness’ goes horribly wrong.
Katherine and Grif team up hoping to find the answers to not only Katherine’s investigation - but Grif’s long ago murder as well....
The Taken is so very different from the other Pettersson books I’ve read.
The character Katherine has immersed herself in the Rockabilly lifestyle, Grif was murdered in the 60's - they make a perfect couple - I just didn’t feel that spark.
I give The Taken 2 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager (June 12, 2012)