Melisa C. Michaels. Cold Iron (1997) 364 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “California P.I. Rosie Lavine thinks she’s seen it all. Been there, done that, didn’t bother to buy the t-shirt. So, when she’s hired to protect Jorandel, charismatic lead singer of the elfrock band Cold Iron, Rosie thinks it will be an easy ride. Even their wild-living reputation doesn’t do more than annoy her. But Cold Iron is more than a bunch of spoiled elves playing guitars, no matter how talented. Behind the Fairie magic of their music are dark secrets a mere human like Rosie may find hard to understand. And unless she pulls off an amazing performance of her own, those secrets have the power to destroy Jorandel, Cold Iron—and Rosie herself.”
Setting: San Francisco