Title : Red Hot Fury
Series : Shades of Fury # 1
Release date :June 29, 2010
Genre : Urban Fantasy
Hell hath nothing worse than a Fury scorned…
As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston’s Chief Magical Investigator for the past five years, she’s doing what she was born to: solving supernatural crimes.
It’s far from business as usual when the body of one of Riss’s sister Furies washes up in Boston harbor. Riss discovers that the corpse’s identity has been magically altered, but as soon as she reports her findings, she’s immediately—and inexplicably—suspended from her job. Then a human assassin makes an attempt on her life, and Riss starts to realize that someone may be trying to stir up strife between mortals and Arcanes.
When a Fury gets mad, she gets even, and Riss is determined to untangle this case. Without the support of the mortal PD, Riss turns to the one man she can trust to watch her back—shapeshifting Warhound Scott Murphy. But since Scott is also Riss’s ex, she’ll have to keep a tight leash on more than just the supernatural rage that feeds her power as they try to solve a murder—and stop a war…
Red Hot Fury by Kasey Mackenzie is the first novel in her Shades of Fury Series and a great beginning of this series. I found myself being pulled to this book by its description and I have to say it didn’t disappoint me.
Marissa “Riss” Holloway is the Chief Magical Investigator for Boston police department and also an immortal fury. She is one of the peace keepers between the mortals and the paranormal beings. But the peace is on the line when her latest case becomes personal when she is called in for a dead body of a fellow fury. Riss discovers that it is not a fury but a shape-shifter from a long thought extinct race.
When she informs her captain of her findings she’s suddenly suspended which confirms her suspicions of the involvement of higher government agents. There is only one person she trusts no matter what, her ex-boyfriend Scott who is a shape-shifting Warhound Mercenary. But it won’t be easy to convince him to help her after the way she left him.
Riss is a strong, kick-ass woman; has an issue with trusting people and is struggling to keep her inner fury rage at bay. Scott is Riss’s ex-boyfriend and determined to keep her at arm length, but working with her again puts the flame back up in their growing relationship. As the two of them work together they slowly discovers some conspiracy and the betrayal of one of their own.