• by Cherie Priest
  • Narrated by Natalie Ross
  • 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist - even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files: documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the frozen outskirts of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.


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Customer Reviews

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A notch above

We all know it, most urban fantasy authors are considered sub-par writers and I must admit not always without reason. Cherie Priest though is an author I have come to like and respect after having read Dreadnought and Boneshaker (superb Steampunk) so I didn???t hesitate for a second in getting this. I was not disappointed.
She seems to give credence to the reputation of urban fantasy authors in this because it is certainly a notch above most UF. I cannot help feeling though that this novel is more of the start of a series than a standalone novel, maybe because of the abrupt ending. On the other hand I really wouldn???t mind another book featuring Cheshire Red. The narration is excellent.
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- Eivind "Tell us about yourself!"

I wanted it to be better than it was

The narrator was great. The story would drag and drag. I'd zone out for large periods and come back and she was still thinking girly thoughts about something. She'd go on about how important it is to not care for humans, and then you find out she cares for two kids. She would go on about how different she looks, but no one EVER noticed... until sometimes they did. Shoot, it's stated at least twice how black her eyes are and how her pupils take up her whole iris... now go look at the cover. Feels like the character needed cleaned up. She would tell you how she got here and how successful she is and smart, then F everything up. She talked like a hard ass, but made all the HORRIBLE rookie mistakes. AND, she was the MOST emotional and nonvampiric vampire I've ever read. If the story had been with a normal non preternatural, it may have been good. But it's like it was written for any lead female, and then the fact that she was a vampire was added as an after thought. So yeah. I didn't enjoy it. I have been trying to listen to it for two weeks now and I can't get through it, that almost NEVER happens. I average two audio books a week. (lots of driving.)
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- A. Hogue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio