Fairy sorcerer Laurent finds himself torn from the tortures of hell by a half-fae conjurer named Willy, whom he quickly kills upon resurrection. Walking the streets of 21st Century New Orleans, Laurent must find a way to avoid returning to hell and its many indescribably torments, and the only way to get to the bottom of things is with the help of a little voodoo and the twin sister of the man he killed upon resurrection.
Helen, a New Orleans police detective, has always been special, different--just like her brother, but she's found better ways to fit in despite her unique capabilities. It takes a bit of convincing for her to accept the truth as Laurent lays it out for her, but when the two of them begin digging into the circumstances that brought him back from Hell and ended Helen's brother's life in the process.
Laurent has only seventy-two hours to do what needs to be done, or its straight back to hell for him, and in the meantime he has to convince Helen of the truth about who and what he really is if they are ever to solve they mystery unraveling and ticking down the minutes until he loses his freedom again.
Roche worked these characters together effortlessly, providing action and intrigue from beginning to end.
Four out of five stars, I highly recommend this tale for anyone who loves a good urban fantasy with a dark twist!
(reviewed the day of purchase)