True to KC's Immortals After Dark series, the thirteenth book steams the pages, splutters the pulse with action and wickedly creepy villains, and rallies with a willful courageous heroine.MacRieve is a hot mess and you'll discover how deep the damage goes with the gut-punching prologue. Too bad his traumatic childhood creates a selfish bigot of a man. You might find moments of sympathy for him, but he's an unlikable jackass through the last half of the story. By the end, however, his douchebagadry morphs into a solid effort. Still, he never fully won me over.The ending is another point of contention. The final event with the heroine's father left me unsatisfied and fuming. What the ever-loving hell? It feels contrived, like a plant for a future novel. I don't like it. Weak.That said, the writing is fluid and powerful as always. The story had me engaged from beginning to end. I highly recommend it as a continuation of the series.