Thursday, May 16, 2013


An OSI Novel
May 31st, 2011
Urban Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher

A dead body turns out to be more than any human can know. With a bounty on his head, Tess and the OSI (Occult Special Investigators) have to keep this demon safe and out of sight. Tess has to deal with not just her personal issues with Lucian, but also deal with her family’s demonic past. Now to keep this one child-like demon safe and alive, Tess will have to confront the baddest power that spans many worlds to get the answers she needs…if it doesn’t kill her first.

I love this series with a passion and Ms. Battis delivers another enjoyable read with INFERNAL AFFAIRS. Tess, our kick butt heroine is on the night shift at the OSI and along with her partners in the OSI (Lucien, Miles and Derrick) they find themselves drawn into something that not only spans their world but others as well. The dynamics between the characters is quite enjoyable. You find yourself rooting for these four characters and feeling for Tess as she confronts her family’s past, a past that she has wondered about forever. The writing is tight, story moves quickly and there are a few plot twists that leave you breathless as you flip the pages, jaw agape and eager for more.

INFERNAL AFFAIRS is more than kick demon butt, destroy t he threat type of story. It is about a woman finding out whom exactly her father is and what he was. Questions that haunt Tess daily but the answers she seeks could end up killing her if she isn’t careful. The author does a great job in keeping the balance of action/adventure, humor and mystery so the reader isn’t overwhelmed by one or the other. If you are a new reader to this series, I recommend starting at the beginning as this book delivers a lot of new information and you may be a bit confused by it all. Just one word of caution, the ending will leave you a bit confused. It isn’t as cut and dry as the author makes it out and though the climax of the story isn’t there as much as in past books, the story overall is quite enjoyable. The world building this author has in this series is phenomenal and I can’t get enough of it. Wonderfully detailed, the world of OSI series is layered, intriguing and the reader gets a sense there is more to come for Tess and her three friends/co-workers. I can’t wait to see what this author has next up her sleeve in the OSI world. If you enjoy a gritty, kick butt multi-dimensional storyline/series, and then I highly recommend the OSI Novels for a rollicking good time.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement


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