Melisa C. Michaels. Cold Iron (1997) 364 pp. [pbo]
Publishers description: California P.I. Rosie Lavine thinks shes seen it all. Been there, done that, didnt bother to buy the t-shirt. So, when shes 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