DEVIL’S GATE by Thea Harrison
Devil’s Gate by Thea Harrison
Elder Races, Book 4.5
Reviewed by Jo
Seremela Telemar is a medusa who is just starting a new job and a new place to live after leaving her position as a coroner. The last thing she really needs is to rescue her sister again and go after her runaway niece. But Seremela knew that is exactly what she would be doing and hoping that her new employers would understand.
Duncan Turner might be a vampyre but he is also one heck of an attorney. Duncan recently moved to be with his maker and to help her and her mate with a project that might change the Elder Races and how they do things. Many things interest Duncan and one of those things is Seremela. When he learns that she is taking some time off to handle family business, he volunteers to make sure everything is okay.
Once Duncan learns just where Seremela is going, he demands to go along. The Wild, Wild West has nothing on Devil’s Gate and Duncan knows all about the lawlessness there and what can happen in the blink of an eye. Seremela and Duncan show up just in time to learn her niece is about to be hanged for murder. Seremela knows that her niece might be wild but she would never murder anyone. Questions tell them something isn’t right about the charges and the murder itself. Duncan is about to put every trick he has ever learned in the years and centuries of being an attorney for the various Elder Races to use in order to free the young girl and get them out all of Devil’s Gate alive.
When a man can charm your snakes, how can you not fall head over heels for him? Seremela faces this and other things along with Duncan in Devil’s Gate. I loved Seremela when I met her in a previous book and was excited to see that she was not only getting a story but Duncan as a mate. Watching while Duncan convinced Seremela that they needed to go together as heat shimmered between them told me that their story would cook. The way that both Duncan and Seremela became a tight team in such a short time just foretold how strong of a couple they would be. And I have to put in a brief comment about Seremela’s head snakes and how adorable and spunky they were with Duncan. Passion and suspense with just enough humor to keep it all interesting describes just what you will find within the covers of Devil’s Gate.