cover image Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Debra Mullins. Tor, $14.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-7653-3686-6

Mullins (Too Wicked to Love) weaves a believable, spicy tapestry of love, intrigue, and family ties in this splendid paranormal romance. Cara McGaffigan will do anything for her bail-jumping stepbrother, Danny, her only living relative. “Anything” includes flying to Las Vegas in an attempt to find him before bounty hunter Rafe Montana does. Rafe is a Hunter whose family is descended from a survivor of ancient Atlantis, a man driven by past demons. Together, Rafe and Cara must unravel the mystery of Danny’s disappearance and find him before he falls prey to sinister forces. Well paced and tightly plotted, this enthralling page-turner matches a strong yet vulnerable heroine with a flawed alpha male to create a deliciously engrossing story. Suspense and romance are wrapped together in such a way that neither overwhelms the other—and they combine beautifully with intriguing secondary characters, sensual passion, and powerful themes of trust and loyalty. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency. (Oct.)