Monday, August 24, 2015

Review: Death and Desire

For this review, I chose Death and Desire by PH Turner, which is the first book I have read by this author.  This is Book #1 in The Nation series.

I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Reporter Taylor McWhorter knows something is going on at the newly reopened uranium mine on the local Navajo reservation. The Native workers are being fired. Rumors of bad Native American spirits and shapeshifters mingle with the stink of leach pit mining. The rough red mountains and steep canyons hide more passes and getaway trails than any maze. And Taylor’s sources keep turning up dead…

Until she meets Captain Trace Yazzie, head of the tribal police force and plenty to reckon with on his own. The chemistry between them is enough to incinerate Taylor’s rule about mixing business and pleasure. But with a murderer on the loose, priceless Navajo artifacts turning up in the wrong places, and Trace’s suggestion that spirits disturbed from looted burial sites might be part of the problem, Taylor can’t afford to lose her head to lust. This might be the story of the year. But unless she keeps her wits about her, it could be the last one Taylor ever tells…

When I first read the description, I was intrigued by the mystery behind it all, but also the Navajo legend.  I love to learn about other cultures and the Navajos that I have read about in other books I have enjoyed a lot, but also the added paranormal made the book interesting to me.

Taylor is a Reporter and is investigating a mine on the local Navajo reservations where she meets Trace Yazzie, who is an Indian Police Chief.  There is a passionate spark between the 2 of them.  

The shapeshifter that Taylor sees is frightening, but it had me on the edge of my seat.  I could picture it all.  The history behind this and the Navajos are one with their land and ancestors.  I could not put this book down.  Once I started reading, I was hooked.

I can not wait to read Book #2, Winterkill, according to Amazon.  

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Review coming next: Eclipse Lake by Mae Clair

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

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