Cady quickly learns that Jupe may be speaking the truth, after all, when a mugger attacking the two of them on the way to the bar abruptly runs off at the suggestion from Jupe that the police are on the way. Unfortunately, Cady and Jupe do not have too long to bask in the good feelings engendered by their escape when they learn from Amanda, one of the waitresses, that in a pattern reminiscent of crimes thirty years earlier, two Earthborn children have been abducted. Then Lon arrives home early from an out-of-town photo shoot, reporting to Cady that Ambrose Dare, head of the local Hellfire Club, wishes to meet with them both. Dare wants Cady and Lon to find the missing children and put a stop to a possible repeat of the previous events. In the process, aside from having to deal with some unsavory characters she would rather avoid, Cady learns more about her untapped potential.
As before, Bennett provides the reader with a tremendous story that flows smoothly, characters that feel as though they are sitting next to you, descriptive imagery that makes the setting seem real, all delivered with a spot-on thread of humor that adds to the narrative. Cady’s sense of true family adds dimension to her relationship with Lon and Jupe, even spilling over into those she works with. To the author’s credit, even the villains have depth, which adds intensity to the story. The suspense level keeps the reader guessing until the end, though never overshadows the other fabulous aspects of the novel. Summoning the Night, like Kindling the Moon before it, belongs in the hands of all urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers. This reviewer fervently hopes that the wait for book three in this fantastic series will not be too long.
- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books; Original edition (April 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451620535
- ISBN-13: 978-1451620535