Gina Santiago, nicknamed Red because of the amount of blood spilled when she’s around, is a member of the International Police Tactical Team, a team created to protect the various republics that exist in the former United States. It is the only entity that has rights in each republic to investigate murder–which is almost obsolete–or to take care of outsiders, the people who refuse to commit themselves to a specific republic.
During a routine mission to investigate a group of outsiders who jumped the border into the Republic of Arizona, a body is found brutalized. The authorities claim it was an animal attack, but Red has other ideas. She travels to a border town to investigate, a town where everyone knows what Red is but Red herself.
The relationship between Red and Morgan Hunter, the sheriff of the border town she is investigating, is volatile and heartwarming and above all, real. They fight when they should, are intimate when they should be, and understand each other–something that’s often lacking in paranormal books.
Red is mainly written in third person, but there are sections written in first person from the killer’s point of view. The sections written in the first person are gruesome, bloody, and dark, giving extra insight into the world created for the novel.
Based very loosely on Little Red Riding Hood, this is an extremely original novel that leaves you breathless and craving more.
- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Tor Paranormal Romance (November 4, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765359146
- ISBN-13: 978-0765359148
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