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Biting the Bullet

(Jaz Parks #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  5,369 ratings  ·  192 reviews
I'm Lucille Robinson
(aka Jaz Parks).

This is a mission unlike anything my vampire boss, Vayl, and I have ever been on. It's not our usual take them out and run; it's an undercover mission that needs the whole gang: a psychic, an interpreter, and a weapons specialist. We're joining a Special Ops team to nail the Wizard, a major terrorist thorn in the military's side. We've
Paperback, 314 pages
Published February 11th 2008 by Orbit (first published February 7th 2008)
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I took a look at my status updates before I sat down to write this review. I noticed that at times, I felt a little confused while reading this book and this confusion may have lessened my enjoyment. I decided to take a look at the author’s website and lo and behold there was a handy dandy glossary of terms and names. I read through it and suddenly, I was not so lost. The story now makes sense to me. For those of you who are interested, here is the link for that glossary. Be forewarned that the ...more
The Flooze
Although there is something about this series that keeps me reading, I find it awkward. The constant flashbacks and tangents are extremely distracting, as is the vagueness of Jaz's powers which include some form of astral projection. The descriptions don't provide enough for me to properly visualize the action.

Also, the relationship between Jaz and Vayl seems based on tenuous circumstances. I don't quite understand the connection between them since Jaz seems so confused herself.

I didn't have a
Jaz and her team are being sent to assist her brother David and his team, with the job of finding out who the mole in his operation is. He is tracking a terrorist called The Wizard. Jaz also has problems of her own, after a routine visit to hell with Raoul to gather information ends with her being demon marked. Add to that issues with the men on her team behaving like children and it will be a miracle if the joint team mission can go ahead.

After the heady heights of the first two books we seem t
Amanda The Book Slayer
3rd book and still going strong! Jaz is my hero. Who wouldn't want to be an assassin for the CIA with a sexy boss.

Recommend: Great series about Vampires. Very original. If you like Cat and Bones series by Jeanine Frost then you will like the Jaz Parks Series.

*Vayl and Jaz still have a thing going on. There is a hot scene with a great kiss in it. Vayl does get distracted with finding his sons reincarnated. The Seer is using him and Jaz must stop him from making a big mistake.
*Cole conf
I think I've figured out what bothers me about this series, despite the fact that I enjoy it.

The shifts in time are awkward as hell, two thirds of the book is told in retrospect, Jaz saying 'here is where I am. This is how I got there. This is what happened before that'. That really takes away from any sense of danger or immediacy. I also have difficulty figuring out the world this takes place in, we don't find things out until some random fact it thrown in and we have to believe it has always
Lauri Saplad
This is a different sort of vampire story. It's mixed in with some special ops stuff and set in the Middle East. Although I enjoy this story and the characters are engaging, they may be just a little too badass to be entirely believable. This one had a lot of supernatural-astral plane- are we really in hell type sequences which were a bit hard to follow. I would have rated it higher, but it took me 6 months to finish because I kept putting it down to rest!
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Jaz meets up with her twin to fight a more global threat by The Wizard. There's still some hints toward the overall bad guy for the series, but not much. More supernatural craziness added to Jaz parts of it are getting a bit ridiculous and weird, but will probably still try the next one, just taking a bit of a break.
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Full of action, humor, & a budding romance.
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Jan 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Jaz and Vayl have a new mission, this time they are going to be working alongside Jaz's brother Dave's special ops team to bring down the Wizard, a terrorist who has been causing trouble for years. Alongside their primary goal they also have to find out who is the mole in Dave's team, someone has been feeding information to the Wizard and they have to find a way to stop them. It isn't going to be easy for Jaz to work alongside Dave given their history but can they put aside their differences lon ...more
Aug 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
"Biting the Bullet" is the third installment of the Jaz Parks series- and it does not disappoint! Jennifer Rardin really brought an enthralling, thrilling adventure into this book. (Read reviews of the first two books here.) Jasmine (Jaz) and her new crew are sent to Iran to assist Dave's special ops troop assassinate the Wizard and weed out a mole. Oh- and the Wizard just happens to be one of the most badass terrorists and has eluded entrapment for over 20 years.

Jaz has finally come to terms
May 19, 2008 rated it liked it
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Aug 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Plot Summary: Edward "The Raptor" Samos, one of the CIA's most formidable opponents, has resurfaced, prompting a major collaborative effort between Jaz, Vayl, and a Special Ops unit led by Jaz's brother David. Vayl and Jaz face respective personal distractions, while at the same time, other paranormal factions and individuals with agendas of their own begin to emerge.

But when her spirit guide Rauol tells her that she's being lead to the wrong man, and she starts asking the wrong questions, her l
Nov 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Summary (from the book jacket)

I'm Lucille Robinson (aka Jaz Parks).This is a mission unlike anything my vampire boss, Vayl, and I have ever been on. It's not our usual take-them-out-and-run; it's an undercover mission that needs the whole gang: a psychic, an interpreter, and a weapons specialist.

We've never gone in with such heavy artillery before, but the more the merrier, right? Um… nope. At least not since Vayl and I learned part of our job is to ferret out a mole concealed in our unit.

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May 28, 2010 rated it liked it
First thing , this book is really good. A lot of action, new characters that will make you want to keep reading, great revelations (up to the end, with the new revelation about Jaz father), astonishing bad guys (Jannifer Rardin imagination is incredible)...
...almost everything was perfect...
I'm still reluctant to give 5 stars for one motive: the main characters, Jaz and Vayl, don't convinced me... they are or not a couple? Maybe I start a serie searching for a paranormal romance, and that was
May 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

I'm on the fence about this series. I like it but do not love it. I keep reading to see what happens but I found myself skimming this installment just to get to the end of it.

So far this series is written with more internal monologue (in Jaz's head) than actual dialogue and it gets a little much. I want more interaction between the characters.

Don't get me wrong the characters are great but I'm ready for something to happen romantically between Jaz and Vayl or
This series continues to be one I struggle with, why, I'm not sure. I enjoy some more than others, but don't love them like many of my GR friends do. I continue reading them in hopes that at some point one of them will knock my socks off, so far that just hasn't happened. I do enjoy bits in each of them and find that I am getting more used to Jaz' flashbacks. I love Bergman, he continues to be my favorite character.

I think if I hadn't signed up for a Jaz series read, I would not be reading this
Jul 31, 2008 rated it liked it
I'm digging this right off the bat. I haven't read the first two, and may have to go back and track them down. But so far, Jaz appears to be Sydney Bristow and Buffy the Vampire Slayer all rolled in one, and frankly, it just doesn't get much better than that.

I think I am rating this a bit lower simply because I haven't read the first two, which probably isn't fair. But I had a hard time with some of the details of the plot, and following/remembering what was going on. But I plan to track down th
Rachel C.
This one started off with a bit of a rocky start ((view spoiler)), but ended up still being a pretty fantastic book in the end. (view spoiler) I really enjoyed the plot line; even if it frustrated me at some points, it definitely kept me on my toes. I can't wait to dive into the next book... I'm already lamenti ...more
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Liking this series more with each book.
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was #3 in a series. I would like to have read the first two books but wasn’t aware of them. I may have to read them and then the 4th one.
Julie H.
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
The momentum continues in this third installment of the Jaz Parks series. Jaz (and her alter-ego Lucille Robinson), Vayl and their team are deployed to Tehran where they are paired with another team of assasins to complete a job. The unit has a mole and, to top it all off, the leader of the other team is Jaz's twin brother David. David, with whom she has probably not spoken 25 words since killing his wife a year-and-a-half ago after she was turned when a job went horribly awry and most of Jaz' t ...more
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-urban
An Jennifer Rardins Büchern liebe ich es gerade so sehr, dass von der ersten Seite an nicht nur geredet und gekuschelt wird und auch in "Ein Quantum Blut" geht es gleich - im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes - höllisch zur Sache. Die Autorin hat einfach eine Art zu schreiben und auch wenn ich eigentlich kein Fan solcher Vergleiche bin: James Bond lässt grüßen, was die Kreativität bei Settings und Actionszenen angeht. Aber Frau Rardin zeigt im dritten Band daneben zunehmend, dass sie auch für ernste, be ...more
Alicia (aka Rozzie) Chamberlain
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Sep 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
This third installment in the series is a short, sweet and to the point read with an action packed adventure that you jump into right away.

Jaz’s team joins her twin’s special ops team in Iran to take down the Wizard, a terrorist and necromancer in control of an army of zombies. On her way to Iraq Raoul, an ex-military Angel/guide with a Vegas penthouse, take’s Jaz on a trip to hell that she had to make a sacrifice for but can’t remember what it was. Hopefully it’s nothing too important. *crosses
Tabitha (Lovely Books Blog)
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Something about the Jaz Parks novels never fails to draw me in and bring me fully into a world of action, intrigue, assassinations, and mythical creatures. Biting the Bullet was another fantastic addition to the series, with an action packed plot and plenty of hints of romance between Jaz and Vayl I quickly became quickly engrossed in the exciting and original world that Rardin has created.

My favorite part of these novels never f
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Jaz and Vayl typical missions involving taking down a target as quickly as possible, and then getting the heck outta dodge. Their current mission is a little different as they are teaming up with another team to take down one heck of a whopper necromancer called the Wizard. He's been causing mayhem for year and no ones been able to stop him. Despite this, things would be pretty simple for Jaz and Vayl if they also didn't have to figure out the Mole in the other unit that has been feeding the Wiz
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this next book in the Jaz Parks series. I love Jaz's character - she's strong, sarcastic, feisty, but at the same time has an emotional side, but one she does not necessarily want to share with the rest of her CIA assassin team.

In this book, Jaz and her team go to Iran to team up with a Special Ops team, led by her twin brother David, to take down The Wizard, a necromancer who has been causing death and destruction for years, but has constantly evaded capture. The relationship b
Amy A
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a series that I am finding gets better and better with each book. When I first started it I was a little thrown off with Jaz's character. I just felt like she was all over the place, and really she is. Her character can go off in a dozen different directions. While it's kind of interesting to read something like that it's also confusing. This is why with this series you have to pay attention to every little detail. Jennifer Rardin does a little backstory on previous events but only enoug ...more
Nov 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Series Rating: 4 out of 5 starts!
This is a Series Review:

A kick-ass heroine, a hot vampire boss, quirky and fun sidekicks and a lot of action and adventure… What else can you ask of an Urban Fantasy series? The Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin definitely has all that and so much more.

Jaz is an assassin’s assistant for the CIA. She works for Vayl, a Vampire who was killed by his Vampire wife almost 300 years ago. From the start we get to see that they have a great working relationship that has
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“So... you're an assassin?" Dave asked incredulously.

"Why do I feel like you'd have used the same tone if I'd just confessed to being a stripper?" I demanded.

"Sorry," he said quickly. "I'm just surprised, is all.”
“We went to the door and I let Asha in. I expected an uberawkward moment when he and Vayl met. But Asha took care of that problem right away. "So you belong to Jasmine," he said in his melancholy voice. It somehow delivered Vayl his deepest condolences without bearing a trace of malice toward me.” 25 likes
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