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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (476 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lyn Benedict Narrator: Marnye Young Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shadows Inquiries Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781101432280
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Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary PI. She specializes in cases involving the unusual, in a world where magic is real—and where death isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you.

But when an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she’s closing up shop—until a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover.

And he won’t take no for an answer.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyogini | 2/14/2014

    " There's a lot of back story in this book. I'm really not sure if it's a spin off of a different book or if this is book 2. :( It's an exciting read but I'm on the fence with the series. :( I don't know what it is. I will still read it and maybe do more research to find out if there is a prequel to this book. :) The author is a pseudonym... so the prequel might be in those book. Don't know. Hopefully, someone will clarify this for me. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasula | 2/10/2014

    " Paranormal mystery- no vamps or weres- instead a world of magic and Gods roaming the earth. Sylvie (who operates Shadows agency) is ready to quit when the new god of Justice hires her to find his kidnapped lover. Sylvie is somewhat unpredictable and ornery, but ready to take on any person or creature that gets in her way. The book was interesting, but the ending was a bit troubling for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/8/2014

    " It took me a little while to get into this book, I got distracted by another book after the first chapter but then came back to it. It takes a while to warm up to Sylvie, a bit of adjustment to get over her feeling sorry for herself, going to exclude all her friends from being involved. But it quickly leaps into adventure that just keeps speeding on. I ended up having a nightowl session to finish this book, well worth the patience at the start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 11/28/2013

    " I love finding fun new authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicolette | 11/27/2013

    " Sylvie is a bitch, which isn't generally a bad thing but she never let up, treating everyone like they were disposable despite the fact she 'loved' them. The story itself was interesting but not intersting enough to make me put up with Sylvie again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaunesay Eslanai | 11/20/2013

    " A nice change from the vampire/werewolf books I've been reading, instead we've got Greek gods and a Christian villain fighting it out, with a little help from a mortal. I'm looking forward to more of this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ming Haugen | 9/26/2013

    " ok I guess, Kind of confused "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sillylittlefishey | 9/11/2013

    " I thought the synopsis of the book sounded interesting, but I found it to be a slow read and I just had a hard time sticking with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zafia | 3/16/2013

    " A bit dry, no romance and a bitching heroine, who fails to protect innocents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie V | 5/1/2012

    " Personally i thought that this book was a slow starting book but once i got hooked i got hooked it is a really good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sylene | 9/5/2011

    " somewhat predictable, lots of commentary about prior happenings, but little explanation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/13/2011

    " I wasn't crazy about this first book in the series. I felt the whole time like it couldn't be the first book. There were a lot of world-building details I just kept missing, like there must have been a previous book. But books 2 and 3 in the series smoothed out, and I liked them a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maghon Thomas | 5/25/2011

    " This book started slow for me but got better towards the end. I'll see where it goes when the next part come out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 E_bookpushers | 5/10/2011

    " I actually couldn't finish this, not because it was poorly written but because it was too dark for me at the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ming | 5/4/2011

    " ok I guess, Kind of confused "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 11/22/2010

    " I love finding fun new authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allie | 9/13/2010

    " Personally i thought that this book was a slow starting book but once i got hooked i got hooked it is a really good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sylene | 8/13/2010

    " somewhat predictable, lots of commentary about prior happenings, but little explanation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Schnaucl | 1/2/2010

    " I enjoyed this book, though I'll admit upfront that I'm sure my opinion was influenced by the fact that the God of Justice's lover is male. I think that's very cool.

    The story dragged in parts, but the ending was very exciting and I think it set up the next book very well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicolette | 11/30/2009

    " Sylvie is a bitch, which isn't generally a bad thing but she never let up, treating everyone like they were disposable despite the fact she 'loved' them. The story itself was interesting but not intersting enough to make me put up with Sylvie again. "

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About the Narrator

Marnye Young is a Yale MFA graduate; SAG-AFTRA voice, stage, and screen actor; and a member of the APA. She volunteers with TIC and CRIS, two nonprofits for the blind or visually impaired. A proud mom of identical twins, she is a fishermen, she grows some of her own food, listens to opera when she writes, and is an avid NASCAR fan.