Early Review: UNDER THE GUN by Hannah Jayne

February 2, 2013 Review 0 ★★★★

*This title will be released on February 5, 2013*

Under the Gun (Underworld Detection Agency #4)

UNDER THE GUN

(Underworld Detection Agency, #4)
by Hannah Jayne

Genre: Urban Fantasy |
Excerpt: No | Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by:  Kristina | Source: Publisher

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (February 5, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0758281102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758281104

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

References to sex

Description

When you’re near the top of the Underworld Detection Agency, the claws really come out…

Quick thinking and loyalty have taken human Sophie Lawson a long way in the UDA—along with a healthy dose of magic immunity. But when her old boss Pete Sampson asks for help after a mysterious two-year disappearance, she’s determined to find out what high-placed demon has put two ruthless werewolf killers on his tail. Of course, sucking up to her icy vampire department head and negotiating a treacherous inter-office demon battle are the kind of workplace politics that could easily get a “breather” way worse than reprimanded. And sexy fallen angel Alex is doing whatever it takes to heat up Sophie’s professional cool and raise feelings she’s done her best to bury. Too bad their investigation is about to uncover the Agency’s darkest secrets…and powerful entities happy to sign one inquisitive human’s pink slip in blood…

Review

The tough as nails, take no prisoners biker chick portrayed on the cover of UNDER THE GUN, the fourth book in the Underworld Detection Agency series, isn’t quite the same character we meet in these pages, but that’s not necessary a bad thing.  As a human surround by all sorts of supernatural beings, Sophie is a very relatable heroine, and the murder mystery she has to solve is just as engaging as she is.

Beyond enjoying Sophie with her endearing perpetual ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome, and her poor attempts at keeping secrets from everyone which made her super paranoid and antsy, the supporting cast was a hoot. Sophie’s co-workers, including horny trolls to mean girl fairies, and her vampire roommates, like Nina the tv shopping addict, provided plenty of laughs.

On the romantic side, Sophie’s relationship with fallen angel, Alex is cute and, while their relationship status is complicated in UNDER THE GUN, I’m hoping they work it out so they can team up more often in the next book. There is also further potential romantic entanglements courtesy of Will, her Vessel of Souls guardian (which didn’t end up getting explained very well, but maybe the Vessel concept will make more sense in the next book or was explained in one of the previous two books).

Overall, UNDER THE GUN was a fun read with a relatable heroine and an engaging paranormal murder mystery. Whether this is your first foray with the Underworld Detection Agency series or you are a seasoned veteran, after this you’ll probably be keeping an eye out for UNDER A SPELL, the fifth book in the Underworld Detection Agency series when it comes out on August 6th 2013.

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