The Anna Strong Chronicles: The Watcher
by Jeanne C. Stein
Cover Artist: Cliff Nielsen
Review by Gayle Surrette
Ace Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015467
Date: 27 November 2007 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Again this is a continuation from Blood Drive. Anna Strong is determined to learn more about her abilities and her place in the world of vampires, psychics, shapeshifters, and other mythological creatures that she joined when the pick up of a guy who'd skipped his court date took an ugly turn. Namely, she died and came back as a vamp. Now, she's a Watcher. Watchers police the supernatural denizens and punish those who do wrong. She's also still in business with her partner David Ryan catching bail jumpers. But her human friends don't know about her other life and Anna wants to hold onto the human side of her nature -- can she do that when adherence to her new life and its rules could mean losing the lives of those humans that she cares for? From official release/information:
From back of book: For a newly made vampire, Anna is a hard case. That's why she's become a Watcher--one of the enforcers who keep supernatural criminals in check and deliver just punishment when necessary. But Anna is still fighting to control the ragin fury of the vampire within her.
Her self-control is further tested when her lover--a DEA agent--disappears, even as a vampire serial killer terrorizes San Francisco and a Wiccan sorceress plans to raise a demon to do her bidding. Anna wants to jump into the fray, but her Watcher mentor thinks she's not ready and sends her away for her own safety. But is there's one thing Anna has always been able to find, it's trouble...