Devil’s Due (Red Letter Days, #2) by Rachel Caine
Published February 1st 2013 by Harlequin UK Ltd (first published January 10th 2006)
The psychic world will never be the same again…
Lucia Garza is trapped in a supernatural power struggle. To save a friend she adreed to work for sinister psychic organisation The Cross Society. But after a death threat that almost succeeds, she’s starting to think they want her out of the way. Forever.
Worse, as Lucia uncovers the society’s most dangerous secrets, she discovers that she’s being used as a pawn between two warring paranormal factions. Caught in a battle no-one can win, Lucia’s only choice could be to go against long told prophecy to destroy both the Cross Socitey and its sworn enemies. But what are the consequences of defying destiny? – Goodreads
My opinion: This was a great continuation of the story. However, instead of Jazz’s perspective in this one we get Lucia’s and Lucia did not disappoint. Her love interest in the book was Ben, Jazz’s ex-partner, who also turns out to know more about the Cross Society than was expected.
I still don’t understand why Lucia was considered such an important person at the end of the story, I understand that the “legacy” she leaves is supposed to be important but I want to know why. I hope there is another book coming soon that will explain the cliffhanger.
Anyways, the plot was pretty similar to the first book, little missions with rebellion on the part of our private eyes and there were still explosions and deaths and gunfire and hand to hand combat. It was just as exciting and a little more mysterious because of Lucia’s past which comes into play in the book thanks to certain people that she calls and come to visit her.
The one person that completely surprised me is Detective Stewart, I really started to hate him almost on the first page. He was sadistic in the first novel, when he hurt Jazz in the hospital after she was shot, however, in this book, he upped the anti. He was at the point where I think his mind and body broke down because of his obsession and what he tried to do to Lucia and Jazz. It was pretty amazing though at the end where it all comes together in Vegas. Another character that also surprised me was Max Simms the big twist that happened at the end was phenomenal and completely unexpected. I love how he was able to orchestrate everything and go against his beliefs and visions.
I loved the fast paced scenes and actions, it made the book a page turner without you realizing how mush of the book you had read in one sitting.
Overall: 4.5 out of 5