Bonds of Justice is a stunning new addition to the Psy-Changeling series. In fact, Singh takes the series in new directions that I had not foreseen, even after reading all of the previous books, and that gives me immeasurable joy.
Sophia and Max are lovely people, and it was a real treat to see how they met, how they fell in love, and how they struggled to find a way through the constraints of their world and Sophia's particular problems. Although I'm not entirely sure that how Sophia's problems were solved did not smack a little of deus ex machina, at least it wasn't entirely unexpected with what else the intervening parties had been doing all throughout the series. For that matter, there was a bit of a surprise with how a certain mother has been acting and I couldn't help but have some hope for how things will pan out between her and her daughter. It's almost a shame that I can't give away my favorite part of the book without giving away the ending. Suffice it to say I'm really glad that she didn't choose to end things the way the previous two women did.
Singh is nothing if not mesmerizing, enchanting, and utterly surprising at times in this book. It's been a real pleasure to see how this world unfolds under her hands and I can't wait for the next installation.
Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy- dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned to is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of catastrophic mental fracture.