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Hands of Flame – C.E. Murphy

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Cover of Hands of Flame (The Negotiator, Book 3)

Hands of Flame is the final book in the Negotiator trilogy started with Heart of Stone.

It wraps up some important threads in the topic regarding the four main characters, and provides closure overall.

It’s competently written and fairly fun.  3/5 *

Hands of Flame did not seem to have the internal momentum that House of Cards or even the first book did…

Janx and Eliseo find out whatever happened to their lost love; Grit steps into more cross-race tensions; and there’s a lovely explosion down at the docks.  We find out that Grace o’Malley is both more and less than she seems (how’s that for cryptic and non-spoiler).

What OUGHT to happen next…

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House of Cards – C.E. Murphy

This is a sequel to Heart of Stone – it was rather long in coming.

A lot of fun. I recommend working your way through book one in order to have the background to enjoy how good this one is.

I think you can tell that Catie has grown in skill and verve as an author since writing that first book. This one picks up with the promising themes from book one and starts to deliver the fun factor.

Grit, or Margrit, continues her work with Legal Aid in NYC, and struggles to find a place in her life for the paranormal races that she’s come in contact with.

Relationships implode or evolve, murders happen, and a big showdown with this book’s bad guy.  At the end of this book, the status quo is seriously shuffled and you have to wonder what’s going to happen in book three.

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