Starting a new job can be murder.
As the first Justice of the Arcana Council in two hundred years, Tarot-reading Sara Wilde is tasked with taking out the most dangerous magic-wielding criminals on the planet. Her first assignment? A killer known only as the Red King, who’s systematically picking off the world’s most gifted magicians in the rollicking streets and storied canals of Venice, Italy, on the eve of Carnevale.
Amidst the festival’s music, masks, and brightly colored costumes, Sara must unravel the truth about a brutal murderer from Venice’s own murky past, navigate the twisting political currents of magicians who seek to rival her own Council, and keep one costume change ahead of a conjurer whose lethal spells could end Justice—permanently. Good thing the diabolically sexy and deeply powerful Magician of the Arcana Council has Sara's back...if only he didn't hold so much of her heart as well.
The canals of Venice will run with blood when you deal in The Red King.
Intriguing plot but drags a bit35
The new job didn’t exactly come with a description and Sara finds out it didn’t go well for the last Justice. Where to start when it’s been hundreds of years and no clear path to choose? After a quick immersion in what it means to Justice for the Arcana Council Sara must go to Venice to unravel a mystery in mere days that has been centuries in the making. Will she have to go alone to prove herself? This is another fast moving page turning book by Jenn Stark, magic, mystery, intrigue and character development keep me coming back for more! The sad thing is the novel ends and I have to wait to see where Sara and her companions head next. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. This doesn't affect the content of my review.55