By Charlaine Harris

Welcome to the main exciting secret you'll learn this 12 months. Welcome to dead night, Texas.

From the number-one long island instances best-selling writer of the Sookie Stackhouse novels - 'the Mark Twain of items that dwell below your bed' - comes a brand new novel of dead night, Texas, town the place a few secrets and techniques won't ever see the sunshine of day....

At Midnight's neighborhood pawnshop, guns are flying off the cabinets - merely for use in surprising and dramatic suicides correct on the major crossroads on the town. Who higher to determine why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, whereas translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes dead night the city it is?

There's a the reason is, witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, were attracted to this position. And now they need to come jointly to forestall the bloodshed within the middle of nighttime. For if all hell breaks unfastened - which simply may well ensue - it is going to positioned the secretive city at the map, the place nobody wishes it to be....

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His personal feelings could not be allowed to conflict with his duty as Councilor. He was Melora's nearest living kinsman; the duty he had shirked, for whatever good reason, had been done instead by women. That could not be easy for a Hastur to swallow. "Kinsman, that is of little moment now. " Jerana asked. " Rohana glanced uneasily at Jaelle. Jerana should have had tact enough to send the child away before discussing her future before her; but it was not for Rohana to suggest it. Jerana said, "Oh, they can be fostered somewhere.

But, too late, it occurred to her that she had, perhaps, let Montray in for trouble on the Darkovan side. Terrans were not precisely popular in the Old Town, and the sight of a Terran escorting a respectable Darkovan female could indeed causev some trouble, if some Darkovan hothead wanted to take advantage of it. This is idiotic. I know fifteen times as much about Darkover as Montray ever will; yet by strict protocol I'm not even qualified to be an official translator, far less for any position more advanced than that; just because I'm a woman, and Darkover is a world where women don't hold such positions.

She could see faint beads of perspiration along the lady's hairline; whether from nervousness or from the heat of Montray's office-or both-she could not tell. "Chance resemblance? Impossible, my child. " "It is not rare among Terrans, my Lady," Magda said. (She had known this; Peter had made jokes of it. " She broke off as Bethany came in, took the small solido and personnel printout that bore a color photo of Peter Haldane. She handed them to Lady Rohana without comment. Rohana studied them a moment, then looked up, her face gone white.

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