The Grendel Affair starts a brand new series by Lisa Shearin. Set in modern day New York City, the world developed is a wonderful blend of paranormal and normal. Secret organizations, various creatures of myths and adventures that the general public shouldn’t know about become a book that I didn’t want to put down. Ms. Shearin's unique and awesome sense of humor comes alive as Mac stubbles through her first life and death mission. This is a perfect story to introduce what is going to be a great series. Men in Black has nothing on this!
Makenna or Mac is from a rural town but moved to New York City to become a famous journalist. That didn’t work out but Mac has found a job as a Seer for Supernatural Protection & Investigations. A Seer is someone who can see through glamours and veils. Mac is the only one in the New York office. With her partner, Ian they track down creatures before they disrupt normal life. When a Grendel makes it way to the city though, there is a lot more going on than usual. And, if the SPI doesn’t figure out how to kill these creatures, New Year’s Eve in Times Square is going to become a blood bath!
We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn’t exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us?
When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I’m Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI. I can see through any disguise, shield, or spell that a paranormal pest can come up with. I track down creatures and my partner, Ian Byrne, takes them out.
Our cases are generally pretty routine, but a sickle-wielding serial killer has been prowling the city’s subway tunnels. And the murderer’s not human. The fiend in question, a descendant of Grendel?yes, that Grendel?shares his ancestor’s hatred of parties, revelry, and drunkards. And with New Year’s Eve in Times Square only two days away, we need to bag him quickly. Because if we don’t find him?and the organization behind him?by midnight, our secret’s out and everyone’s time is up.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES