Lure of the Wicked

A Dark Mission Novel, #2

Naomi West is one of the top witch hunters in New Seattle. When she was a small child her parents divorced. Her mother did not want her so she stayed with her father. A few months after the divorce was final her father killed himself. He left everything he had to his ex-wife and put Naomi in the church orphanage. Now she works for the church as a witch hunter. The church has sent Naomi undercover to a spa. Timeless is New Seattle's premier spa and resort. They cater to the uber rich and powerful. There is a missionary hiding at the spa looking for something. He has already killed two people. It is now up to Naomi to catch him and kill him. The first night at the spa Naomi is attacked in her room by a witch. When she chases him he manages to escape. Not only does Naomi need to find the rogue witch hunter but now she has to be on the lookout for a witch.

Phinneas Clarke is the owner of Timeless. His mother started the spa and built it up to what it is today. When he got old enough they turned the spa over to him. His mother still works at the spa and helps him run it. But what nobody knows is that Timeless is also an underground railroad that moves people who the church has accused of being witches. Before they offer safe passage, Phinneas's and his team research the person to be sure they are innocent of any wrong doing. It does not matter if they are a witch or not just as long as there has been no wrong doing. Phinneas has no idea that there is a witch hunter hiding at the spa. This hunter was sent by someone at the church to find a powerful magical item and bring it back. Nor does he know that Naomi is a witch hunter. When Phinneas runs into Naomi there is something about her that calls to him. But when he sees her working out at the gym he know he has to have her.

This is the second installment of Ms. Cooper's Dark Mission series. This is a fast-paced story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last word. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world where witches have to hide or be killed. This series is great. I am very impressed with these books. This in an author you should keep your eye on.

Book Blurb for Lure of the Wicked

Naomi West was plucked from one prison and placed undercover in another: the gilded cage that is Timeless, New Seattle's premier spa and resort, where owner Phinneas Clarke—the most seductive man Naomi has ever met—may be hiding a killer. She's an agent of the Holy Order, trained to hunt the guilty and render justice. But while she's tracking down a rogue agent on a killing spree, Phin is determined to uncover her most damning—and dangerous—secrets. Whatever the cost.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 5.00