The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson
(Sign of the Zodiac, Book 1)

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When she was sixteen, Joanna Archer was brutally assaulted and left to die in the Nevada desert.

By rights, she should be dead.

Now a photographer by day, she prowls a different Las Vegas after sunset—a grim, secret Sin City where Light battles Shadow—seeking answers to whom or what she really is . . . and revenge for the horrors she was forced to endure.

But the nightmare is just beginning—for the demons are hunting Joanna, and the powerful shadows want her for their own . . .


About Vicki Pettersson

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Signs of the Zodiac series-and former showgirl-Vicki Pettersson was born, raised, and still lives in Sin City, where a backyard view of the Strip regularly inspires her to set down her martini and write.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 464 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite its romance pedigree (Kim Harrison and Charlaine Harris contribute advance praise), this moody, fast-paced debut falls into the growing "dark fantasy" category, which blends fantasy, comic book superheroism and paranormal romance, but holds no promise of a happily-ever-after.

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Joanna learns that she is the First Sign of the Las Vegas Zodiac troop, and may be destined to lead them in the ultimate battle against the Shadows.

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Just when Joanna thought she was out of the way of anyone doing her harm, her sister, Olivia falls victim to a terrible tragedy when someone breaks into her apartment believing that it is Joanna they have killed.

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