Book #85 was Every Which Way But Dead, the third book in Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series. The back of the book reads:
There’s no witch in Cincinnati tougher, sexier, or more screwed up than bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, who’s already put her love life and soul in dire jeopardy through her determined efforts to bring criminal night creatures to justice.
Between “runs,” she has her hands full fending off the attentions of her blood-drinking partner, keeping a deadly secret from her backup, and resisting a hot new vamp suitor.
Rachel must also take a stand in the war that’s raging in the city’s underworld, since she helped put away its former vampire kingpinâ€”and made a deal with a powerful demon to do so that could cost her an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation.
And now her dark “master” is coming to collect his due.
I really like this series. In this entry, there’s a *little* less danger for Rachel and a little more romance. Along the way, there’s a lot she’s learning about herself, even if she sometimes doesn’t like what she learns. There’s less Ivy and Jenks in this book, and I kinda missed Jenks, but at least Rachel wasn’t fending off Ivy every other chapter. There’s also a new character introduced into Rachel’s life, and I’m curious about what sort of role David the Were will play in the future.
Page count: 501 | Word count: 162,224