Released: May 1, 2006
Series: The Walker Papers, Book 2
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After a fencing lesson at the university, Joanne stumbles on the body of Cassandra Tucker, a 20-year-old junior, in the showers. The autopsy report states that Cassandra's death was due to a heart condition, but Joanne suspects otherwise. In her role as shaman, Joanne investigates "the Dead Zone," a place between life and death, while her earthside sleuthing leads to a coven that in recognition of her special abilities invites her to take Cassandra's place in opening a passage between worlds for Virissong, an ancient Native American spirit who's expected to end a local heat wave and global warming. Unfortunately, if not surprisingly, Joanne discovers after several nightmarish and somewhat bloated magical misadventures that Virissong is one nasty lying serpent.
What I thought:
I liked both the first book and this one... but I'm noticing with Murphy sometimes she just draws things out too much. The details were killing me after a while. I find myself skimming over parts that just drag on and on. The story is great, however, and I kept reading because I had to know what would happen next to poor Jo. But I was getting annoyed with her still resistant to what she is. It's been 6 months since her last misadventure, she's had to have learned something since then.... right? Well, apparently we start out with her in about the same state. She regresses quite a bit throughout the novel, one step forward, two steps back.
I liked the characters, for the most part. Sometimes I think it is a little strange for Gary and Joanne to hang out since, you know, he's old enough to be her grandfather. But in the end, I tend to forget he's 73. Not sure that is a good thing or a bad thing.
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