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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,008 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stacia Kane Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chess Putnam Series Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781455197460
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There is a thin line between alive and undead.

Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate. Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside, and Chess’ bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra-powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case. Chess is under a binding spell that threatens death if she talks about the investigation, but the city’s most notorious crime boss—and Chess’ drug dealer—gets wind of her new assignment and insists on being kept informed. If that isn’t bad enough, a sinister street vendor appears to have information Chess needs. Only he’s not telling what he knows, or what it all has to do with the vast underground City of Eternity. Now Chess will have to navigate killer wraiths, First Elders, and a lot of seriously nasty magic—and the only man Chess can trust to help her through it all has every reason to want her dead.

This third novel in the dark and sexy Chess Putnam series is perfect for fans of Kim Harrison and Patricia Briggs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping…Vivid characters, superior world-building and a wonderful sense of pace…I was enthralled.”

    Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/19/2014

    " I absolutely love this series...am crazy for it! Just finished this book, the third one in the series, and they just keep getting better and better. Looking forward to getting my, "Terrible" fix with the latest book released, "Sacrificial Magic". Stacia Kane is well on her way to becoming one of my favorite authors. Excellent book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 2/16/2014

    " Another awesome and emotional book. It had me very frustrated with Chess at times, yelling for her to make Terrible listen to her, but I guess one doesn't force Terrible into anything. Terrible. Oh, Terrible, I wanted to smack him for the snarkey things he told Chess. Was he hurting? Very much so. I just wanted to hold him and tell him to forgive. The ending of this book had me sniffling, and that's always a good thing for a good read in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gigi pryce | 1/20/2014

    " this series does not quit. I love it. I have loved every bit of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alysse | 1/5/2014

    " these books get better and better. i really liked how the characters' relationships developed (various characters not just the main 2 without giving anything away) throughout this book. i'm looking forward to the next one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/16/2013

    " Another excellent addition to the Downside series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tem | 12/6/2013

    " Book 3, I'm discovering how much I like this flawed heroine. Definitely looking forward until next year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 10/23/2013

    " Was awesome. I'm definitely going to miss not having a new one of these every month. Sad Face (but also Not-So Sad Face, for . . . um). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dc13 | 9/26/2013

    " This is book 3 of the 'Downside Ghosts' and is the best yet. If you are just getting started, read book 1 'Unholy Ghosts' first.....but read them! You won't be sorry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzielvr | 9/17/2013

    " Absolutely amazing series, kept me enthralled until the last page...now all I have to do is wait for the next one...****big sigh**** "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi Smith | 4/30/2013

    " I really dig this kind of book. The language and the grittiness of it. Chess is a dynamic character, flawed and troubled. Yet you are so ready to jump in and have her back. Good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colette | 4/25/2013

    " This book is my favorite of the series, the growth of the charactors and how you have come to care for them and hope for them is great, it is not often a author can wrap me up in a story like this. I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evie Jayne | 2/11/2012

    " Speechless. So good. So emotionally satisfying. If you like your world gritty, love magic and want your romances real then you cant go past this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 5/28/2011

    " not sure how i feel about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jensownzoo | 5/27/2011

    " For a protagonist that I am fairly ambivalent about, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and immediately upon finishing had to go back and re-read several scenes. Plus, I can hardly wait until the next book. If you are enjoying this series, then you definitely will not be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Temple | 5/17/2011

    " Scary stuff but a over all fun suspencing read. Clearly a whole nother world were ghost practicly roam would be thrillinfg if not impossible apparently not. They're menace and can cause much more damage dead than alive. Debunker Chess thinks which is why its her job to put them in the city. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lis | 4/21/2011

    " This series gets better as it goes. This was the best book in the series by far. I'm hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 4/20/2011

    " Stacia Kane's Downside series is simply UNFORGETABLE. LOVE this series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 4/17/2011

    " The first book was ok the second book was really good . I loved this book definately the best of the series . I can't wait for book four . The tension between chess and terrible is amazing and the mystery keeps you guessing till the end, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MISS VAIN | 3/24/2011

    " Sacrificial Magic cannot come soon enough! Brilliant! Loved it! Chess and Terrible <3 "

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About the Author
Author Stacia Kane

Stacia Kane has been a phone psychic, a customer-service representative, a bartender, and a movie-theater usher, and she thinks that writing is more fun than all of them combined. She wears a lot of black, still makes great cocktails, likes to play music loud in the car, and thinks Die Hard is one of the greatest movies ever made. She believes in dragons and the divine right of kings and is a fervent Ricardian. She lives in Devon, England.

About the Narrator

Bahni Turpin has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and three prestigious Audie Awards for her audiobook narrations, and Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.