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Infernal Affairs (OSI #4)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  293 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A dead body on the beach turns out to be a live demon on the run from some of the nastiest bounty hunters in this dimension-or the next. Protecting one demon from another, Tess gets wrapped up in a case that's as dangerous as it is mind-boggling, especially when it begins to involve her own past.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Ace (first published April 19th 2011)
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This is my first book in this series. I’ve learned to shy away from starting an Urban Fantasy in the middle of the series, but the first book in this series has been on my Wishlist for a while so I couldn’t resist giving this one a try. Unsurprisingly I found myself a little confused in the first couple of chapters. Tess has a lot of people in her group of friends, so I kept confusing the names. I also found myself bewildered by the character relationships. There were a lot of people living toge ...more
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I’m not usually a big fan of the Police Procedural, in Thrillers or in Urban Fantasy, which is why this review should be high praise. One of the reasons I read fantasy is, I know the odds of a Werewolf jumping out at me in the parking garage or a Vampire grabbing me for a snack are slim. I won’t read books about serial killers or rapists because it is too real, and I don’t find anything like that entertaining. In fact, I don’t understand people who do.

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Dr susan
I read this series before joining Goodreads, and I really miss it, so I thought I would read Infernal Affairs and Bleeding Out again.

I should have started at book #1. I had forgotten how incredibly fascinating and snarky the OSI novels are. Battis created an urban fantasy with an extremely human not-quite-human heroine. Tess's extended family takes different to a whole new level, but the family problems are all too familiar. These bad guys would give anyone nightmares.
Alice Liu
(3.5 stars) There didn't seem to be as much of a plot in this book. It starts off strong, but then meanders through all sorts of intense issues. It eventually comes full circle, but without a climax to the initial demon conflict. There is almost too much going on as the author is building towards the next book, making this almost a filler book. Like book 3 in the series, the "bad guy" is dispatched almost too conveniently at the end. The reveal about Tess's father at the end is through expositio ...more
Kaje Harper
3.5 stars. I have enjoyed all the books in this series (and again, they should be read in order.) This one was really good, up until the end and then it seemed to cut off short. I'm sure the next book will continue the saga, but in previous installments each book had a relatively complete story arc. This one felt incomplete. I also think Tess was a little dismissive of Derrick's fears and issues (okay, siding with the gay character here...) But seriously, what he described wasn't something you w ...more
3.5 stars.

I have enjoyed all the books in this series, and even if I started in the middle (3rd) I would suggest they should be read in order. :)

This one was good as the other 3, at least up until the end when it seemed to cut off short. Or rather the end is anti-climatic and open (compared to previous book).

There's the usual fight with the teenagers son and daughter (which I admit is both good and bad. Good because it's so bloody realistic, bad because at times I found it annoying.)

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Okay, well, this book kind of reminds me of Rachel Caine's Outcast Season series. It's fine and everything, the plot's nice and easy to understand in some way or the other, and there's a good combination of humour and paranormal stuff mixed together to create a big batch of Comfy Cozy Tucked-In-Your-Blanket reading. I liked the way the conversation flowed, but then the bad thing was that the writer just didn't seem to get anywhere, and that... what was her name... oh, right, Tess, was way too bu ...more
I wish I knew when the next book was coming out because the end of this one wasnt even close to an end! Obviously Im hooked though because I read it in a day and am eagerly awaiting the next one.
I enjoyed this book with all of its worldbuilding and advancing on the general plot, but it doesn't really feel like a novel so much as some stuff that goes into one or a series of them.
Christine Hayes
Kept feeling like I was missing something, through the entire book. Am glad I finished, was a good continuation of the series. A must read.
Another good read by Jes Batis. I am enjoying this series a lot.
Another strong entry in this series.
Read from 6/21 - 6/22.
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Jes Battis was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1979. In addition to writing fiction, he has also published academic books and a variety of scholarly articles in the areas of fantasy, television, and queer studies.

He earned his PhD in English from Simon Fraser University in the Summer of 2007. He teaches in the Department of English at the University of Regina.

He also writes as Bailey Cunn
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