Published by Random House Publishing Group on 2010-05
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction
THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED. The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She's got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump's ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.
This book was amazing. I loved Chess. She has an really unique job that she preforms and this is a new twist on witches. It was nice to see another approach to this besides the normal just witches doing spells concept. I got into the character of Chess even with all her flaws. She may be a flawed person but she is ok with her issues and knows she has her addictions to deal with. She is still a really kick butt person in my eyes. I think I have another awesome female heroine to add to my list. Terrible is also another great character once we got to know more about him. I lovedthe fact that Chess took the time to start learning more about him. I am not sure that I really like Lex as he wasn’t as prevalent a character to me and I didnt really get as much background with him. I defintely have to read the rest of this series to find out if we are going to get a love triangle or not.