Maxine Kiss is The Hunter. She's been chosen by birthright
to stand between the demon hordes and humanity. Lady Hunter
doesn't fight alone. She has her "boys," demons who take
the form of tattoos on Maxine's body during the day only to
run free at night and join her in the hunt. During the
daytime hours, when the boys are asleep, Maxine is
invulnerable, but at night when they manifest, she's at
risk and can be killed.
Solitary by nature and necessity, the Hunter has no family.
She makes no friends, forms no ties. Maxine is different.
There are people she cares about, a place she "kind of"
calls home, and a man. A man who has his own special talent
when it comes to dealing with demons. These are her
weaknesses. These are the things the demons will use to
bring her down.
Recently, something new has come to town, something even
the local demons are afraid of and suddenly the Hunter is
in over her head. As several new players enter the arena,
Maxine isn't sure where to turn or who to trust. The
Hunter, who has always seen the world in black and white,
now has to learn to think outside the box if she is to save
herself and humanity.
THE IRON HUNT is the first full-length book in Liu's
stunning new series featuring Maxine Kiss. The character
was introduced in a novella, Hunter's Kiss, in last year's
WILD THING anthology. The mythology is fascinating, the
characters complicated, the storylines original. I'm a big
fan of Liu's Dirk & Steele series, but this one surpasses
even it. Liu fans are treated to two new books this summer,
THE IRON HUNT on June 24th and THE WILD ROAD (a Dirk &
Steele novel) on July 29th.
Silver smoke winds around my torso, peeling away from my
ribs and back, stealing the dark mist covering my hands
and lower extremities . . . tattoos dissolving into demon
flesh, coalescing into small dark bodies. My boys. The
only friends I have in this world. Demons.
I am a demon hunter. I am a demon. I am Hunter Kiss.
By day, her tattoos are her armor. By night, they unwind
from her body to take on forms of their own. Demons of the
flesh, turned into flesh. This is the only family demon
hunter Maxine Kiss has ever known. The only way to live-
and the very way she'll die. For one day, her demons will
abandon her for her daughter to assure their own survival-
leaving Maxine helpless against her enemies.
But such is the way of Earth's last protector-the only one
standing between humanity and the demons breaking out from
behind the prison veils. It is a life lacking in love,
reveling in death, until one moment-and one man-changes
everything . . .