Devil's Due (Red Letter Days, #2)
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WITH HER SECRET BACKGROUND AND STREET SMARTS, LUCIA GARZA HAD FEW QUALMS ABOUT TAKING THE DEVIL'S DEAL...

The money Lucia and her new partner received to open their detective agency had come with strings: any assignment delivered via red envelope had to be top priority. No sweat. No one could make Lucia do something she didn't believe in--right?

Wrong. Lucia soon learned tha...more
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Published January 1st 2006 by Silhouette Bombshell
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Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at http://amethystbookwyrm.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin UK Ltd for giving me this book to review.

Lucia Garza is stuck in the middle of a power struggle between two powerful but sinister psychic organisations The Cross Society and Eidolon. She and her partner Jazz have been working with The Cross Society believing they are the good guys however, she is not sure who she can trust anymore, even Jazz’s ex-partner and their newly hired privat...more
AH
3.5 stars. Not your usual Rachel Caine book.

Devil’s Due is the second book in Rachel Caine’s Red Letter Days series. If you’ve read and loved Rachel Caine’s other books, be prepared for something completely different. The Red Letter Days series is more like a conspiracy thriller with a touch – and I mean touch – of the paranormal. No vampires, zombies, nor djinn in this series. Devil’s Due starts off slowly, especially if you are expecting a regular urban fantasy or paranormal book. It’s more c...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
Can this woman write or what? I'm a huge fan of her Weather Warden series, so when I heard she was writing for Bombshell, I was ecstatic! And having already read, and thoroughly enjoyed Devil's Bargain, I was anticipating this one. And it didn't disappoint.

The tension in this book is so thick, it swallows you up until all you want to do is keep reading to find out what's going to happen next. Lucia Garza is a very interesting character with a dark past we only get a glimpse into. Jazz and Borden...more
Lexxie
*I got a free ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

This and other reviews can also be found on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews.

This was so fast paced I'm actually out of breath now! The writing is excellent, I love most of the main characters, and I think the mystery and suspense parts were so expertly done I could have never guessed any of what happened... Then again, my name isn't Simms ;)

Devil’s Due is even better than Devil’s Bargain, with not only one, but two...more
Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
I liked the first book a little better I think. Reading from Lucia's pov was really interesting for a while but then I started missing jazz's firy disposition. Lucia is a good character and I can't complain about a lack of twists and action.
For some reason I can't pinpoint I also liked Borden more than McCarthy. Maybe it was the whole dynamic of the relationship with jazz that I liked but still... :)
Overall it was a good read. I cant wait to be introduced to the next amazing world Rachel Ca...more
Leanne Crabtree
3.5 stars.

So I finally finished it and it was a good conclusion to the duet.

I grew to like Lucia but I still feel we didn't learn as much about her as we did Jazz in the first book, she's still a bit of a mystery in regards to her previous work. She's done work for the government? Very vague, Lucia.

As for Ben, I really liked him too. He came across as being a really nice guy in the end, though some of his decisions seemed a little doubtful at times. And his feelings for Lucia were sweet.

It was g...more
Becky
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book.
After reading book 1 yesterday I was desperate for more so as soon as I was up today I got stuck in, this book is told more from Lucia's point of view and it was an interesting switch. Jazz, James, Ben and Manny still feature but this time she is the front runner.
These books could almost be classed as detective novels with a hint of paranormal to them, but I still loved them. In fact I think I quite like the whole mystery detective t...more
Joe Young
Continuation of the story started with Devil's Bargain staring the same cast of characters (less those killed off earlier) and new lethal characters added as needed to further the story. This episode starts with the startling disclosure of photos of photo's with date stamps that prove McCarthy couldn't have been the killer for the crimes that he was imprisoned for. A judge sets him loose and Lucia meets him as her is released. The story evolves with the warring forces, Cross Society and Eidolon...more
Katie
This was a great continuation of the story. However, instead of Jazz’s perspective in this one we get Lucia’s and Lucia did not disappoint. Her love interest in the book was Ben, Jazz’s ex-partner, who also turns out to know more about the Cross Society than was expected.

I still don’t understand why Lucia was considered such an important person at the end of the story, I understand that the “legacy” she leaves is supposed to be important but I want to know why. I hope there is another book comin...more
Cheryl M-M
This is the sequel to Devil's Bargain (Red Letter Days - Book 1).
In the first book I felt Caine had made a strong link to the older end of the YA market. This series has just the right amount of danger and spice without crossing the boundaries.
The focus in the first book was on Jazz and Borden, in this one we get a taste of Ben and Lucia. The team has begun to understand that they have been drawn into a game that they can neither win nor lose and whether they like it or not those red letters kee...more
Tamara
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Lucia and Jazz have finally succeeded in getting Ben, Jazz’s old partner, out of jail where he has been wrongfully imprisoned and his life threatened for years. It’s a difficult time to celebrate though, as the death threat still looms over Jazz, confining her to the office.

But the battle between the two psychic organisations – the Cross Society and the Eidolon Corporation – is heating up and getting ever more deadly, even their office is no safe haven. And, as can be expected from organisation...more
Shaheen
A quick refresher: Jazz and Lucia have set up a detective agency,funded by the Cross Society, a secret cabal of psychics who are trying to prevent undesirable realities from coming about. They use people like Jazz and Lucia to do this, and communicate using red letters.

Devil's Duebegins withBen McCarthy's exoneration, an ex-cop who Lucia is instantly, almost violently, attracted to. This book narrated from Lucia's point of view, and I like her so much more than Jazz. Jazz's impulsiveness and con...more
Thamy
Rachel Caine is pure Genius.

If there is an author that never disappoints is Rachel Caine, that woman delivers an action/passionate and maddening good book every single time. You’ve got to love her. I do.

Devil’s Due was an excellent thrilling read that I couldn’t put down. Just couldn’t.
The Red Letters Days series remind me a bit of the film Wanted starred by Angeline Jolie. Don’t you think?
A world where faith and mathematics can predict possible events and outcomes, a world where you can be mor...more
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
I read the previous book in this series last year, Devil's Bargain, and have been waiting for Devil's Due to be re-released so I could read it. When I found it on netgalley I was very excited and requested it immediately. The Cross Society and Eidolon are still on the scene, and sometimes I got confused over what their initial purpose was and whether they were 'Team Good' or 'Team Bad', but as the story progressed it became clearer what side they were on.

Getting to catch up with Jazz and Lucia a...more
Sophie
I really, really enjoyed Devi’s Bargain so I was disappointed when Devil’s Due fell a little short for me.

Lucia’s narration didn’t quite sparkle in the way that Jazz’s did for me. Although she’s a great character, I didn't feel like I learned enough about her. It didn’t seem like she grew and developed enough throughout the novel. I was also really frustrated that we never found out what is was that Lucia did before she became Jazz’s partner after it was portrayed as such a scary, dramatic secre...more
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
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This book was provided to me through netgalley


In terms of action and pace this book definitely lived up to the first installment Devil's Bargain. As the plot moved on the narrative got increasingly darker with the paranormal element coming into play more, which I loved. It kept me in constant suspense of what was going to unfold next or what Jazz and Lucia were going to be forced to do.

I liked the initial idea of everyone being played...more
Kathy Davie
Second in the Red Letter Days suspense series involving psychics manipulating the future and using the private investigating firm of Callender and Garza to affect the changes in Kansas City.


My Take
This is just plain scary. Two rival corporations playing power games using leads "seen" by their pet psychics. The original plan was to tweak what the psychics saw to ensure a favorable outcome. Instead, what their original psychic came to realize was that tweaking simply made things worse. Personall...more
Donna
Devil's Due was a pretty nifty end to an interesting duology. Now, I definitely had a few problems with Devil's Bargain (it's predessecor), but I definitely enjoyed this a bit more.

Devil's Due follows the story of Jazz and Lucia, who start their own investigation company. In the beginning of Devil's Bargain, they made a deal with a big corporation. They can do whatever they want, but when a red envelope comes, they must follow the instructions. In return, they get a lot of money to fund their op...more
Liberty Gilmore
While I was initially thrown by the change of viewpoint from Jazz to Lucia, it quickly became apparent that this was definitely Lucia's story, and therefore the decision to tell it from her perspective was really the only thing that made sense. Lucia was little more than a mystery in the first book, and though it's very much drip fed in on the slowest setting, it's nice to see her character fleshed out with a bit of background detail.

Games are raised with anthrax scares, abductions and more veil...more
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review.

The strings that came with accepting the start up money for a private investigative firm with Jazz are starting to tighten around the two of them. The women don't know who they can trust, people are attacking them from everywhere and now Ben has been released from jail. Devil's Due starts where Devil's Bargain ended, the women are trying to figure out what is going on with the agency. This book is from Lucia’s point of view, Be...more
Book Reading Gals
Title: Devil's Due

Series: Red Letter Series

Author: Rachael Caine

Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Blurb: The psychic world will never be the same again...

Lucia Garza is trapped in a supernatural power struggle. To save a friend she agreed to work for sinister psychic organization The Cross Society. But after a death threat that almost succeeds, she's starting to think they want her out of the way. Forever.

Worse, as Lucia uncovers the society's most dangerous secrets, she discovers that she's bei...more
Georgina Martin (Bookz and Bitz)

3.5 out of 5 stars

***This is book 2 in the Red Letter Days cycle, expect spoilers for book 1***

Firstly I was swept up by the cover of Devil’s Bargain (book 1) and seeing as the author was Rachel Caine I presumed it was YA. Wrong. This is not a YA series, but its not really an adult book either, its an adult themed book written in a YA style – if that makes any sense, the themes are less teen angst more, working life dramas.

The book picks up a little after the end of Devil’s Bargain, but instead...more
Anya
Devil's Due is the continuation of Devil's Bargain, the story of two women who play a very important role in the shaping of the future. Unfortunately the sequel does not let on to anything else that might make it easier to understand why the Cross Society thinks so or what the hell is up with Max Simms! At least we got some more of Manny and Pansy.

Devil's Due is very much Lucia's story rather than Jazz's which was weird to begin with but very fast you realised why. Not to say that Jazz and Bord...more
Ellie
Devil's Due is the sequel to Devil's Bargain and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book.

Ben McCarthy is getting out of prison and Lucia Garza is there to welcome him…and offer him a job. The private investigation firm she and her partner Jazz started is doing well, and it’s been a while since they received a red envelope. Until, one arrives containing white powder sending the office into lockdown and two of team exposed to who knows what. Whilst they try and work out wh...more
Angela
Devil's Due is the second half of a duology of romance novels, Rachel Caine's contribution to the now-defunct Bombshell line. In this installment, we follow up with the team of Jazz and Lucia, who have been manipulated into starting their own detective agency with the understanding that at any time they may receive mysterious red envelopes--and that when they do, they must give the instructions in those envelopes priority over any other case they may have going. In Book 1, Devil's Bargain, we go...more
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The psychic world will never be the same again...

Lucia Garza is trapped in a supernatural power struggle. To save a friend she agreed to work for sinister psychic organisation The Cross Society. But after a death threat that almost succeeds, she's starting to think they want her out of the way. Forever.

Worse, as Lucia uncovers the society's most dangerous secrets, she discovers that she's being used as a pawn between two warring paranormal factions. Caught in a battle no-one can win,...more
Lisa Elizabeth
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C.R. McBride
Feel like I need a day off after reading this book, I was kept guessing right up until the very end. Is he a bad guy or a good guy? Are they setting them up or helping them? It was very cryptic, I have mentioned that there is a very old fashioned feel to this story and I stand by that but this book steps up the action and mystery. The relationship between Lucia and McCarthy falls into place but still I had my suspicions about him and I loved how Jazz and Borden are still on different sides but m...more
Susan
I did not know that there was a first book, but Rachel Caine's writing was easy to follow along and easy to pick up the nuances of each character.

In book 2, we already know the red envelopes are from the Cross Society and Eidolon. The red envelopes are dropped off with a courier and there are instructions that need to be followed through... every second counts. Lucia is a down to business kind of woman. Ben McCarthy, is out of jail and we slowly learn his involvement with Eidolon. We get small...more
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