Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

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. . .the world building in Deadly Descendant was stagnant.
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An ancient evil is unleashed in the modern world— unless one fearless P.I. can hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns in this new novel in the acclaimed series by Jenna Black.

As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down. But when an Oracle shows up, warning the Descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it might be a trap. The Olympians believe the “dogs” are really jackals, controlled by a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. Whatever. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s got to catch him in the act. But when she stakes out a local cemetery, she ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose bite is worse than their bark. These hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward may be “god,” but that won’t stop Nikki from teaching these old gods some new tricks. Like playing dead.

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Jenna Black is the author of Dark Descendant and Deadly Descendant, the first two novels in her Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress series. She is also the creator of the popular Morgan Kingsley urban fantasy series, the Guardians of the Night paranormal romance series, and the Faeriewalker young adult fantasy series. She once dreamed of being the next Jane Goodall, until she realized that primates spend 80 percent of their time not really doing anything. She moved on to such pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation before becoming a full-time writer of fiction. She lives in North Carolina. Visit her website at
Published April 24, 2012 by Pocket Books. 372 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance. Fiction
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Smexy Books

Reviewed by Tori on May 22 2012

Fast pacing, well plotted story lines, and engaging characters will hook you into this entertaining world that Ms. Black has written.

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Reviewed by Jenn on May 14 2012

This book is packed with action, adventure, mystery, and character growth, and I can't wait to see where Jenna Black takes us next time.

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Below average
Reviewed by nath on May 24 2012

. . .the world building in Deadly Descendant was stagnant.

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A Bookworm's Treasure Trove

Reviewed by Mirijam on May 07 2012

. . .I found myself instantly submerged into the wonderful world she created.

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SciFi Chick

Reviewed by SciFiChick on May 10 2012

No series sophomore slump here. All of the fast-paced excitement, danger, suspense, and mystery are back along with a bit of romance and emotional drama that made this impossible to put down.

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Anna's Book Blog

Reviewed by Anna on May 04 2012

. . .a page-turner, full of action that is heart racing and addicting.

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Amberkatze's Book Blog

May 22 2012

Mythology meets mystery with a good helping of action in this very cool series.

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