Part of the Hidden Legacy series:

Published: October 28, 2014
Editors: Erika Tsang
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Tags: Nevada

ISBN-13: 978-0062289254

Release date: May 30, 2017.

The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she’s used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family’s detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor “Mad” Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

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Excerpt

Prologue

A wise man once said, “A human mind is the place where emotion and reason are locked in perpetual combat. Sadly for our species, emotion always wins.” I really liked that quote. It explained why, even though I was reasonably intelligent, I kept finding myself doing something really stupid. And it sounded much better than

“Nevada Baylor, Total Idiot.”

“Don’t do this,” Augustine said behind me.

I looked at the monitor showing Jeff Caldwell. He sat shackled to a chair that was bolted to the floor. He wore prison orange. He didn’t seem like much: an unremarkable man in his fifties, balding, average height, average build, average face. I read a news article about him this morning. He had a job with the city; a wife, who was a schoolteacher; and two children, both in college. He had no magic and wasn’t affiliated with any of the Houses, powerful magic families that ran Houston. His friends described him as a kind, considerate man.

In his spare time, Jeff Caldwell kidnapped little girls. He kept them alive for up to a week at a time, then he strangled them to death and left their remains in parks surrounded by flowers. His victims were between the ages of five and seven, and the stories their bodies told made you wish that hell existed just so Jeff Caldwell could be sent there after he died. The night before last he had been caught in the act of depositing the tiny corpse of his latest victim in her flower grave and was apprehended. The reign of terror that had gripped Houston for the past year was finally over.

There was just one problem. Seven- year- old Amy Madrid was still missing. She had been kidnapped two days ago from her school bus stop, less than twenty- five yards from her house. The MO was too similar to Jeff Caldwell’s previous abductions to be a coincidence. He had to have taken her and, if so, it meant she was still alive somewhere. I had followed the story for the past two days waiting for the announcement that Amy was found. The announcement never came.

Houston PD had had Jeff Caldwell for thirty- six hours. By now the cops had scoured his house, questioned his family, his friends, and his coworkers, and pored over his cell phone records. They interrogated him for hours.

Caldwell refused to talk.

He would talk today.

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Praise for HIDDEN LEGACY Series

“Ilona Andrews always delivers! Burn for Me is not to be missed.”

Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 NYT Bestselling Author

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“Andrews serves up a refreshing new magical society, excellent world-building, beguiling characters, and strong storytelling. … Romantic sparks and tangled mystery makes this a lively, impressive series debut.”

Publisher’s Weekly

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“The stakes are high throughout, the action is tight, and the romance steamy. Andrews paints this modern-day world of magic with rewarding detail, and reveals the “true” versions of such historical events as the Great Chicago Fire, which was not caused by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, but rather by an experimenting pyrokinetic. Readers will burn for the next installment.”

Booklist (starred review)

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 TOP PICK! Staking out her ground in paranormal romance, uber-talented Andrews proves that, no matter the genre, she is a storyteller extraordinaire. The riveting launch book of the Hidden Legacy series introduces an adversarial hero and heroine who will be featured throughout. Intriguing, multilayered characters and a fresh, imaginative alternate reality based in Houston help round out the heart-stopping, kick-butt action. Seeing Andrews’ name on a book is an iron-clad guarantee of an outstanding reading adventure!  

~Top Pick RT Book Reviews

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“With heart-pounding romance and non-stop action, this is Ilona Andrews at her best!”

~Jeaniene Frost, New York Times Bestselling Author

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“Addictive, imaginative, and incredibly sexy.”

~Eloisa James, New York Times Bestselling Author