Owen Sweetwater, a hunter-talent, doesn't know what to
expect when he follows "mirror reader" Virginia Dean to the
mansion that night. Thinking to discredit her as a fraud,
Owen instead has to rescue Virginia from a locked, mirrored
room after she awakens next to a dead body with blood on
her hands. Instinctively knowing she's being framed for the
murder, Owen whisks her away to safety before the
authorities arrive. Now he has to figure out why she's been
targeted -- and by whom.
Owen is currently conducting an investigation for Jones &
Jones, Arcane Society's new psychical investigation agency.
Since all the Sweetwater men are hunters, Owen has been
called on to locate a monster preying on the paranormal
practitioners of London. It doesn't take him long to
realize that Virginia is indeed a genuine glasslight-
reader, unlike the talents of so many of her colleagues at
the Leybrook Institute. Soon Owen is not only intrigued
with Virginia's exceptional talent, but also her female
sensuality. He realizes she could be the key to solving his
case, which puts her in even more danger. Now he will stop
at nothing to find the vicious monster and save the woman
he can't live without.
Amanda Quick serves up another fascinating, engaging
addition to her Arcane Society saga with this second
installment in the Looking Glass Trilogy. Set in Victorian
England, she expertly teams up a lovely glass-reader with a
skeptical psychic investigator to give readers a perfect
reading experience. I've been an Arcane Society fan since
the first novel and can't wait for the next installment.
Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a
bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening’s
events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the
room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or
out, she is rescued by a man she has met only once before,
but won’t soon forget...
Owen Sweetwater inherited his family’s talent for hunting
the psychical monsters who prey on London’s women and
children, and his investigation into the deaths of two
glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of
the exclusive Arcane Society would consider her an
illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal, but Owen knows
better. Virginia’s powers are real — and they just might be
the key to solving this challenging case.