The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

Book - 2008
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It's a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowlng the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.

She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pushing the limits.

Confronting an ancient, implacable evil is more than just child's play--and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2008, c2005
Edition: 1st Eos hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9780061567315
0061567310
Branch Call Number: FIC Harri 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 405 p

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irenelaf
Oct 02, 2011

Much better than the 1st. More interesting plot and character development and more adult-like content. Rachel still is rather immature and short-sighted at times. I'm sure her character will evolve and she will become more self-sufficient, mature, and knowledgeable....I hope. Looks like a future love interest with Trent...I like that and hope it happens. His intriguing character is the best part of the book for me.

bookfanatic1979 Sep 01, 2011

Odd. I clicked on "The Good, The Bad, and The Undead" by Kim Harrison and was brought to the page for Lisa Kleypas' "Secrets of a Summer Night." Oh well. Anyway...loving this new-to-me series! Came home from work last night, dropped my bag, and didn’t move from the couch until I’d finished it. I ran my poor Nook’s battery down and had to plug it in for the last 20 pages!

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continuum01
Apr 10, 2011

Average tale --neither great nor totally awful.

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unbroken_halo
Jun 23, 2010

Second book in Harrison's Hollows series, and it just continues to shine. Rachel and company's lives spiral onward building tighter connections with each other and their enemies. A surprise around each corner and the book will keep you up all night and leave you wanting more.

Harrison weaves a wonderful story that is breathtakingly original, fresh, sexy, and funny as well as heartbreaking at times.

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Mahala
Apr 08, 2010

I didn't expect to enjoy this series so much, but I am totally loving it. This is another wonderful vampire/paranormal series you definately do not want to miss
This series is addictive and will leave you wanting more!

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Mahala
May 30, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Mahala
Apr 08, 2010

Rachel Morgan is back with a vengeance along with Jenks, her pixie sidekick/Partner, and Ivy,her other partner and a living vamp. The story begins about a month after the conclusion of Dead Witch Walking. Rachel is still struggling to earn her half of expenses at the church with Ivy. Rachel's new association with FIB - the Federal Inderlander Bureau, police force for humans, finally pans out. On the surface the case appears simple - Sara Jane's warlock boyfriend has disappeared. Normally IS, police force for supernaturals, would handle the case, but they have a 72 hour waiting period. Rachel jumps at the chance to be involved for the money and Sara Jane is Trent Kalamack's secretary., the one person who was nice to her while a mink in Dead Witch Walking, Rachel feels she owes her in a way even if Sara Jan isn't aware of it.

As per usual, nothing is as it seems. Dan, Sara Jane's boyfriend, may be one in a string of grisly murders of ley line witches. Ley line witches tap into the Ever-After using ley lines for their power. Rachel is at a disadvantage as she failed the ley line witch class she took in college. She is also very leery of the Ever-After due to the demon attack in Dead Witch Walking and the death of her father. Rachel finds many links to Trent, but is unable to find hard proof to satisfy Detective Edden of the FIB.

The Hallows is the incredible world created by Kim Harrison. The alternate world of the Ever-After with a demon city is very interesting. Rachel finally takes us to Pizza Piscary and we get to meet the master vampire Piscary himself. Kist and his motorcycle are back to torment Rachel. During the course of the novel, we finally get a much clearer picture of what Trent Kalamack is and what his motives are.

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead far exceeded my expectations after Dead Witch Walking. The storyline branches out in many directions that are unexpected and thrilling to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride and am anxiously awaiting the third installment, Every Which Way But Dead.

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Mahala
May 30, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Mahala
May 30, 2010

Jenks is the best bodyguard that anyone could ask for - Rachel about her

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