WORKING FOR THE DEVIL by LILITH SAINTCROW.
Dante Valentine's working relationship with the Devil wasn't her choice - but you can't turn down a contract with Lucifer and live.
Hired to kill fugitive Vardimal Santino, Dante's only allies are a demon familiar she doesn't trust and a small band of psychics. The thing is Dante doesn't need friends, she needs a miracle. Because the first time Dante Valentine met Santino, she almost died.
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FIRST SENTENCE (Chapter 1): My working relationship with Lucifer began on a rainy Monday.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: The idea of a demon eating pizza for the first time. PW
MY THOUGHTS: What turns out to be part 1 in the Dante Valentine series, convinced I'd joined the series mid-way through I'm now even more confused by certain elements of the story which I presumed had been covered in previous book(s).
Set in a world far advanced of ours (my mind keeps returning to Blade Runner, The Fifth Element and that ilk) I found myself increasingly frustrated and irritated by the fact that I was just expected to know what all of the gadgets and gizmos were - once again something I thought I'd miss in previous offerings.
Not at all enamoured with our leading lady, Dante (Danny), either. Not just a tough heroine (a characteristic I normally quite like) I found her downright mean and lacking in any redeeming features.
All in all lacking in any real pace, at best I found Working For The Devil relentlessly boring, at worst, not worth the read. Thank goodness than for Japhrimel (Jaf') who, quite unlike any demon I've come across before, made the book at least remotely interesting.
KEEP IT OR NOT?: Thankfully a 10p ex-library stock buy, this will be sent to a friend to see what she makes of it.
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