It’s hard being a regular police officer in Galilee Falls, a city with the highest concentration of superheroes and villains in the country. It’s even harder watching your best friend, the man you’re secretly in love with your whole life, planning to marry another woman. Detective Joanna Fallon has to contend with both. When the vilest supervillain in the city’s history, Alkaline, the former crime boss who can shoot acid from his wrists, escapes from the maximum security prison, the whole city is gripped by panic. Leading the pursuit is Captain Harry O’Hara, Joanna’s boss and secret lover, and the city’s champion superhero Justice, who caught the villain last time, much to Joanna’s chagrin. Before her father was murdered in a mugging twenty years earlier, Joanna worshiped the hero, but when he disappeared and failed to save her father, that adoration turned to contempt for all supers. After Alkaline attacks too close to home and targets Joanna as his next victim, tough-as-nail Joanna has to contend with her increasing fear while struggling to choose between her life-long crush and her new-found love.
At turns vulnerable and fierce, equally mordant and winsome, Joanna is an earnest yet emotionally damaged heroine, who despite the tough breaks of her childhood sees the good in people and vow to protect her beloved city at all costs. An ass-kicking petite firecracker with no superpowers of her own, she charges after supervillains unflinchingly, never losing her wit even when facing her toughest fight. With a coy blend of whimsy and vivid imagination, she delivers both humor and thrills in an action-packed and edgy blend of comic book cool, fantasy-noir, and bitter-sweet romance.
Release Date: May 18th 2013
Publisher: Devil on the Left Books
Who doesn't love a superhero story?
Well I guess some people don't... but anyway, I do! I absolutely loved this book and the world that we are sent into. I did find bits of the plot were obvious but somehow I can overlook this as the book isn't just a superhero type story. It's a story of love and friendship too and the heroine isn't perfect. I love an imperfect heroine, always makes the story seem more real. That's why this isn't your usual superhero story, there is definitely more to it.
The great thing about this superhero story is that the villains are bad, really bad. After watching many superhero movies it would be easy to see this turned into a superhero film too.
Loved the book and can't wait to read #2!