If you are looking for a new addition to your urban fantasy collection, then look no further than Kat Richardson. I discovered her by accident when her first book in this series, Greywalker came out. The premise, a private investigator who dies violently and is revived and can now see ghosts and the underlying energy in the world, was unique so I bought it. When I sat down to read it, I was blown away by how good the writing, the world building, and the mystery were. I would liken it to Anita Blake, the early years, without the sex and set in Seattle. Somehow I missed the second book, Poltergeist, but you can bet I will be rectifying that immediately. When I received Underground in the mail I was in the middle of two other books so it had to wait its turn. When I sat down to read it, I was sucked in. I didn't want to stop. The hair on my neck was standing up almost from the very beginning.
To recap, we join Harper Blaine, PI extraordinaire, and her mysterious friend Quinton. He wants her to investigate why Pioneer Square's homeless are turning up dead and mutilated. Zombies are being sited in the Underground, part of Seattle's hidden past. We finally learn more about Albert the ghost who lives with Harper's friends, the Danzigers. We also learn more about Quinton and his past. It is obvious that this is not the end to Harper's adventures and I thank the powers for that blessing. Each book builds on the previous one to a certain extent so be warned.This is a tight, taunt, mystery wrapped in the paranormal, what more could a girl want. Ms. Richardson, keep `em coming!
Harper Blaine was your average small-time P.I. until she died-for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker-walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases.
Pioneer Square's homeless are turning up dead and mutilated, and zombies have been seen roaming the underground-the city buried beneath modern Seattle. When Harper's friend Quinton believes he may be implicated in the deaths, he persuades her to investigate. But the killer is no mere murderer-it is a creature of ancient legend. And Harper must deal with both the living and the dead to stop the monster and its master.unless they stop her first.