Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu

Hiding beneath the streets of New York in an old subway tunnel system lives a young woman with an old secret and enormous power that she is terrified to use. The witch that murdered her parents is searching for her, and Lyssa lives with the fearful certain knowledge that someday she will have to face the evil. But she won’t be doing it alone. Dirk & Steele, a paranormal investigative and security agency, has been engaged to find and protect her, assigning Eddie to the case. He carries his own secrets and emotional damage, along with the power of fire. Two wounded, lost and fiery people come together in a desperate search for truth. Both carry secrets and the ability to heal each other—if only they can survive what’s ahead.

I’ve long been a fan of the Dirk & Steele novels, but they have been a bit stale of late—until now! The novels are written by different authors, and Ms. Liu has taken it to a new level. This is more than a love story; it’s about justice, redemption and healing. Lyssa and Eddie are complex, bold and intriguing characters. In the hunt for justice, they find themselves and then each other. There is mystery, romance, trials and tragedy, smoldering passion and many a surprise along the way.

Book Stats:

    • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
    • Publisher: Avon; Original edition (November 29, 2011)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 006202017X
    • ISBN-13: 978-0062020178

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      Books in the Dirk & Steele series in the order they should be read:
      Tiger Eye Shadow Touch The Red Heart of Jade Dark Dreamers Eye of Heaven Soul Song The Last Twilight The Wild Road The Fire King In the Dark of Dreams

      Within the Flames

      Hiding beneath the streets of New York in an old subway tunnel system lives a young woman with an old secret and enormous power that she is terrified to use. The witch that murdered her parents is searching for her, and Lyssa lives with the fearful certain knowledge that someday she will have to face …

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      About Storm

      Storm Reyes has been reading paranormal, science fiction and fantasy books for over 50 years and writing reviews for 3 years. She recently retired from her position as Executive Assistant for the Pierce County Library System and now spends her time doing whatever the heck she wants to do. She's a Puyallup Indian, living on an urban reservation and so has the best of both worlds. Storm also spent 40 years as a human rights activist and public speaker. Her future plans include learning Tai Chi and making a dent in her stack of books to-be-read.

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      1. I have read all of the Dirk and Steel books and I really like them, so I’m sure after reading your review that this one will sizzel and pop.