Dragon Justice (Paranormal Scene Investigations, #4)
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In my time with PUPI, formally known as Private, Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations, I've seen a lot. Learned a lot. And not all of it's been good. But what we do—make people accountable for crimes committed with magic—is important work.

Still. Even I need to take a break every now and again. Or so I've just been told (ordered)....more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Harlequin Luna (first published January 1st 2012)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
And so ends yet another series. Darn. I really wanted more of this one.

I can’t decide if Laura Anne Gilman is better at worldbuilding or character building. The idea of Talent, people with the ability to control electric current, the new generation of witches and wizards; and fatae, the non-human magical creatures, is too good not to be explored in detail, which is why Gilman had two loosely connected series set in this universe. While I never made it past book two in The Retrievers series (not...more
JJ DeBenedictis
I didn't finish this one. In fact, I only got to page 12. So I have some 'splaining to do, don't I?

I don't know what it is about this author, but her books drive me up the wall. My brother loves them, however, and gave me the first four novels in her Retrievers series to try to spread that love. That didn't quite work out as he planned--I read the first two books, then donated all four to charity because I'd rather have chewed foil than read any more of that series.

So why did I try again? Why d...more
Jaime
Bonnie Torres is an Investigator for PUPI, a magical Police Agency. She is juggling three cases, a magical love connection with one of her bosses, and everyday life.

I'd never read a book in this series, nor had I heard of it. I am glad I finally did. I love Bonnie. She is strong, smart, and willful. My kind of heroine. A great mystery, loss, lessons learned, new friendships forged, and old one's made stronger. The only thing that disappointed was the one hook up scene was very lackluster. It rem...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
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DRAGON JUSTICE is a book that belongs to many genres while simultaneously playing with the boundaries and conventions of all of them. Urban fantasy, but with a strong procedural flavor. Book four in a series, but with events that affect both the standalone mystery of DRAGON JUSTICE and the greater world in which the PUPs operate. A well structured, standalone mystery, but with“clues” commingled with background noise and longer arc story...more
Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: "Someone who came down looking for a romantic wooing--or at least some hot and heavy sexing--might have felt cheated at being cooped up in a dank subbasement listening to two guys bicker as they worked. I was, god help me, enchanted." (p. 130, e-galley)

Warning: This book is part of Laura Anne Gilman's Paranormal Scene Investigations' series. Do not try to read it as a stand alone. Another thing: I don't keep up with Gilman's Retriever series, but its heroine popped up quite a bit...more
Marlene
Originally published at Reading Reality

Dragon Justice is the fourth book in Laura Anne Gilman's Paranormal Scene Investigations Series, after Hard Magic, Pack of Lies, and Tricks of the Trade. She's been building this urban fantasy version of New York City and its world for quite a while, ever since the first book in her Retrievers series, Staying Dead. And what a world it is! If you love urban fantasy I dare to to read the words "Cosa Nostradamus" without your imagination opening up into a smil...more
Jack
I wish I could give this more stars, because most of the book was just as enjoyable as the last three, but the book - and series - ending was a hatchet job.

(view spoiler)...more
Nora-adrienne
And the story keeps getting better and better. Laura Anne Gilman is one hell of a great story teller.
Shay Williams
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Stephanie
ORIGINAL POST WITH GIVEAWAY:
DRAGON JUSTICE Edgy entry in Laura Anne Gilman's PSI Series
on FANGS, WANDS AND FAIRY DUST.

DRAGON JUSTICE
Laura Anne Gilman
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Luna; Original edition (July 24, 2012)
Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Luna; Original edition (August 1, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services

In my time with PUPI, formally known as Private, Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations, I've seen a lot. Learned a lot. And not all of it's been good. B...more
Jenn
I've been a fan of Laura Anne Gilman's writing for many years. Her Retrievers series was some of the first urban fantasy I fell in love with and so I was quite excited to see a spinoff series emerge from it. DRAGON JUSTICE is the fourth book in this spinoff series and it stars one of the side characters from the Retrievers books: Bonnie Torres. I've liked Bonnie since the moment she set foot on the page in the Retrievers books and I'm so glad that Laura Anne Gilman decided to build a series arou...more
Rhonda
Dragon Justice by Laura Anne Gilman
4 STARS
Well this one was a rollercoaster of emotions. I enjoy this series of books and it will be a book that I will reread in the future.
Bonnie has been a PUPI now for two years. They have expanded and have a lot of new trainys. She would rather be out if the field working or trying new spells than training.
Bonnie and Ben are still circling around the merge. Ben knows he is finding it harder to not caring about who she is seeing. Ben is not needed right now
on...more
Kt
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

It's been two years since Bonnie and the rest of the crew were hired to form the PUPI investigative team. There's been plenty of ups and downs, but the work is important. Never before has anyone had the capability to bring down those responsible for magical crimes, making them incredibly valuable. The team runs itself ragged trying to keep up with the caseload, but none more than Bonnie. She's been ordered to take a much needed vacation, and...more
❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes)
I'm not really sure what to say about this book. I've just now put it down and it was just excellent. The paranormal team (I can NOT call them PUPI) stumbles across a series of really brutal, graphic murders - if I hadn't read the previous books and gotten to know the characters and their backgrounds, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this book as much; I might have found the murders a bit too dark and brutal.

Reading about the team - watching them really; it's written so well that I "see" it in...more
Estara
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Anne
DRAGON JUSTICE picks up several months after TRICKS OF THE TRADE left off, and PUPI is busier than ever. Nevertheless, Ian Stosser gives Bonnie Torres an off-the-books job that has inter-Cosa implications. With some help from her fatae contacts, she solves the case, and is ordered to take a vacation. In searching for something fun to do, Bonnie ends up taking the train to Philly to meet up with Ben Venec, the other Big Dog of PUPI, who's involved in a side job of his own at a local museum. They...more
Beth
LOVE this series! Laura Ann Gilman is an amazing author and I know better but I made the mistake of starting it late at night and had to keep reading until I finished it.

Dragon Justice is the 4th in her Paranormal Scene Investigations series and like the others is set in the same world as her Retriever books. I love the way Gilman blends magic, mystery and forensic science into an intriguing story that pulls you in and won't let go. Bonita Torres has become a seasoned investigator and her perso...more
Lelia Taylor
I first “discovered” the world of Cosa Nostradamus and the good folks from Private, Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations a few months ago, meaning that’s the first time I read one of the PUPI books although I’d known about them and other works by Laura Anne Gilman for quite a few years. I’ve regretted the lost time but my procrastination does mean there’s a lot for me to enjoy before I have to join the hapless many who wait impatiently for each new book.

The one I read last March was the third...more
Rachel
Urban Fantasy Meets Forensic Investigations

Gilman created an amazing world in her Retrievers series, then made fans like me thrilled with a spin-off series. The story takes place in NYC and parallels our everyday world. What most of us Nulls don't know is that there is magic in the world. But rather than just stick to secret magic people in a non-believing world, Gilman added science. What her characters can do mimic many of the elements of electricity - they get a boost from generators and ligh...more
Kathy Martin
This fourth adventure in the Paranormal Scenes Investigation series had all the thrills and adventure that is the series' trademark. It combines police investigation, though the PUPIs aren't members of any police force, and magic. PUPI is an organization of magic users who investigate magical crimes. The story begins with an investigation of the kidnapping of a little human girl. Two members of the Fae bring the case to them because they don't want to be blamed for breaking the Palisades Treaty....more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Categories: Romance - Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*Review*

"Dragon Justice. It was cold, took in equal measure, and once the terms were set, there were no further strings."

Dragon Justice is the fourth novel and supposedly final book in the Paranormal Scene Investigators. If this is in fact the last book of the series, and from what I've heard it's true, it's such a shame.

Our main protagonist is 24-year old Bonita "Bonnie" Torres who is known affectionately as a PUPI. (Private, Unaffiliated Paranormal Inv...more
Kathy
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
I read at least one review that complained that this was repetitive. And that is a little bit true, but I think that's Gilman establishing the narrator's emotional state and explaining why she does something that she had been resisting for the entire previous time of the series. I ... actually I don't like that the reveal for what happened in Chicago didn't happen until the last book. It was occasionally alluded to in previous books, but not in a way that made me feel curious, mostly just in a w...more
Denise
What was supposed to be a sort of vacation for Bonnie and Venec away from the office turns into a high stakes case: a serial killer is hunting Talent and has been getting away with it for decades. The PUPI team's hunt for the killer, however, is not the only danger they will have to face as a seer has visions of one of their own ending up dead.
A thrilling paranormal read, just like the rest of the series. This one overlaps with the Retrievers series a bit more than the first three books, refere...more
Meike
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Michelle
What a brilliant author and story. The writing style drew me in from the start and I found myself immediately caught up in the story.

I can't believe I haven't read anything by Laura Anne Gilman prior to this book. Despite the fact I've read so many books in this genre, the author has the talent to make the story fresh and new.

There are a number of other books in this series and an earlier related series. I've not (yet) read them; however, I didn't have any trouble following the story. Mind you,...more
Katy Holder
I read the chapter and immediately went out and bought the first three in this series (I'm reviewing an eARC). I LOVED the first three. I also loved this entry in the series. While I do believe the story was weak in parts and the last third of the book was upsetting (read it, you'll see why) I believe this is because I was able to have a continuous story line for the first three. This book is apart of a series and I firmly believe will only be strengthened by those that follow. I, of course, rec...more
Claudia
this book was a little more intense regarding the story than the other 3 books. but in a good way. there were different story lines which in my opinion were neatly brought back together. although there were some developments which were a real shock to me ...

in this book Ms Gilman also brought in more of the characters of the Retriever series - which was nice and made a good addition even as I don't like this series so much that I want to read it further (I only read the first book - which was ni...more
E_bookpushers
So sad this was the end for now :(. Lots of things happen to shake up the PUPI's. They are forced to make some huge personal growth strides. They find out some of the background of the PUPI founders and some of that past comes back with a vengeance. There were a few things left hanging a bit that leads me to hope there will be more. I have also decided that I do NOT want to vacation like Bonnie does!

Sorry this is short but there are some serious spoilers if I were to go into more detail. Over I...more
Meg
"What did you say the title was?" asked the bookstore clerk over the phone. "Dragon Justice? Oh, is that the bright pink one with the sparkles?"

"Yes," I said in a grand and dignified manner, because I am a suave and sophisticated young professional.

Gilman continues to build a fun and interesting world, and anyone who followed her previous series will enjoy the more-than-cameo appearance of Wren and Sergei in this latest installment. Some of the self-reflection gets a little repetitive, and there...more
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By the time she was fourteen, Laura Anne Gilman knew she would be an editor, a teacher, or a writer.

By thirty, she was all three. She's a little focused that way (when not being distracted by -oooh shiny!).

After fifteen years working in NY publishing, Laura Anne became a full-time writer, with more than twenty novels under her various bylines, including the Nebula Award-nominated Vineart War trilo...more
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