Friday, August 17, 2007

Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy

Heart of Stone
The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 1
C. E. Murphy
November 1, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-373-80292-0

Jogging through Central Park after dark isn’t the smartest of plans, but Margrit Knight is an attorney for the Legal Aid office and working long hours leaves little time to unwind with a run. When she’s approached by a man, and later learns he’s wanted for questing in a murder, she shares what little she knows with Tony, her detective boyfriend. When Margrit next sees the stranger he’s asking for her help to clear his name. It’s not long before she finds herself the target of someone powerful enough to ensure her silence. She’s never been one to back down, so Margrit plows ahead in search of justice for her growing list of clients. Her journey into a world that few know exists has just begun.

From one of the Old Races, Alban Korund is a gargoyle. He’s alive by night and solid as stone when dawn arrives. He’s been watching after Margrit’s safety for years, and just when he finds the nerve to speak to her, his world is turned upside down. Framed for murder, he pleads with Margrit for her help. Someone from his past is out to destroy him and innocents are paying the price. Alban’s only hope is discovering the truth before Margrit becomes the next victim.

Heart of Stone is the first book in The Negotiator Trilogy. There are five of the Old Races remaining, and Margrit is on a quest for justice that will plunge her into their world. Well-paced with a compelling storyline, Ms. Murphy fills the pages with a fascinating new reality for her heroine. The action, adventure and delicious touch of passion are sure to captivate readers and have them watching for Margrit’s next quest for justice in this fabulous new trilogy.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

Oooh, gargoyles! I'll have to check this book out.

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed Murphy's Walker Papers series and am looking forward to checking out this new series. Can't wait for November!

Kimberly Swan said...

Isn't that just great that she worked the gargoyles in as one of the Old Races? Such an awesome imagination she has. Thanks for stopping by Jeaniene, and I hope you find a break in your writing to relax and enjoy reading this one. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

I'm a big fan of the Walker Papers series as well. This trilogy is different, but just as creatively detailed. If you're like me, you probably have her on your list of upcoming releases into next year. The second book in this series is listed for March of 2008, and the third for September 2008. So not too long in between. :)