The Red Heart of Jade

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The Red Heart of Jade

A Dirk & Steele Novel

The Red Heart of Jade is an adventure in the supernatural world where the unusual is normal for the extraordinary members of the Dirk & Steele Detective Agency. As a detective of the agency, Dean Campbell's current assignment has him following the trail of a serial killer to Taipei and facing more otherworldly beings that keep the story growing in intrigue. It doesn't take him long to realize that there is a more deadly and evil force at work and it will prove to be his most personally challenging job when he is reunited with his lost love. Archeologist Mirabelle Lee spends her days digging through the past except when it comes to her own tragic past. Now her past is creating a future that revolves around a sinister being and collides into chaos when she sees Dean. Their special bond is reawakened to lead them both on a journey of the heart where magic surrounds them with untold passions and horrors.

Marjorie M. Liu creates unforgettable characters with stories that pull you into her world of shape-shifters, psychics and magic then leaves you anxious for more. The Red Heart of Jade is a scorching romance full of action, adventure and excitement all rolled into fast-paced story that leaves you breathless. Ms. Liu's Dirk & Steele novels are a pure pleasure to read and I can't wait to see what she has planned for the next grand adventure for her extraordinary characters. Enjoy!

Book Blurb for The Red Heart of Jade

Beneath passion and purifying fire is . . . The Red Heart of Jade

Dean Campbell can see and sense things that others cannot—an extraordinary ability that drew the ex-cop to the Dirk & Steele Detective Agency, a global association of more-than-human men and women. Dean and his peers—shapeshifters, psychics, and other paranormals—are dedicated to protecting life. But there are those who live for destruction.

Now Dean's investigation into a series of unthinkable killings is calling him to Taipei, where a pattern is emerging that is more deadly than anything he could have foreseen. At the center is a power that could change the world . . . and the woman who can truly complete him: Mirabelle Lee, the girl Dean loved in his youth, the childhood sweetheart he once believed dead. Now that his heart has been reawakened, he will not lose her again—even as the forces of an immortal evil gather to destroy them and everything they love.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2011 4.25