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Midnight blue-light special : an incryptid novel / Seanan McGuire.

By: McGuire, Seanan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: McGuire, Seanan. InCryptid: 2.Publisher: London : Corsair, 2014Description: 328 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472113177 (pbk.); 1472113179 (pbk.).Subject(s): Animals, Mythical -- Fiction | Cryptozoology -- FictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction.DDC classification: 813.6
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The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity--and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and when her work with the cryptid community took her to Manhattan, she thought she would finally be free to pursue competition-level dance in earnest. It didn't quite work out that way...

But now, with the snake cult that was killing virgins all over Manhattan finally taken care of, Verity is ready to settle down for some serious ballroom dancing--until her on-again, off-again, semi-boyfriend Dominic De Luca, a member of the monster-hunting Covenant of St. George, informs her that the Covenant is on their way to assess the city's readiness for a cryptid purge. With everything and everyone she loves on the line, there's no way Verity can take that lying down.

Alliances will be tested, allies will be questioned, lives will be lost, and the talking mice in Verity's apartment will immortalize everything as holy writ--assuming there's anyone left standing when all is said and done. It's a midnight blue-light special, and the sale of the day is on betrayal, deceit...and carnage.

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The second in McGuire's InCryptid series (after Discount Armageddon) returns to a thoroughly monster-infested New York and hereditary cryptozoologist Verity Price. Price has more than monsters on her mind this go-round, as her boyfriend's superiors from the monster-hunting Covenant of Saint George are about to descend on Manhattan to check up on his work. While wondering where the handsome fellow's loyalties lie, Price also has to deal with trying to hide New York's diverse cryptid population from the incoming hunters, one of whom is a distant cousin of the legendary Price clan out for some very personal revenge. The story is fast-moving and enjoyable, with events whooshing by too fast for the reader to ponder improbabilities. While a several-chapter diversion into the perspective of Verity's psychic cousin Sarah is a bit disconcerting, the rest of the book is more assured and engrossing than its predecessor and will keep readers hooked. Agent: Diana Fox, Fox Literary. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.