Kate Perry. Tempted by Fate (2010) 338 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “Willow Tarata is a Guardian who trusts no one. She hunts those who prey on the vulnerable. And she’s driven by a vengeful goal—find the man who murdered her mother. Yet suddenly Willow’s quarry now has her on the run...straight into the sights of San Francisco’s most dangerous detective. Three bizarre murders have Inspector Rick Ramirez baffled—and determined to uncover the truth. But to catch the real killer, he needs the help of his prime suspect, Willow Tarata, even though this fierce and sexy blonde is challenging his professional cool. And now, unless they believe in each other and trust their deepest instincts, a relentless evil will end both Willow’s and Rick’s life—and claim this Guardian’s extraordinary powers forever...”
Setting: San Francisco