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Under the Gun

(Underworld Detection Agency #4)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  766 ratings  ·  70 reviews
When you’re near the top of the Underworld Detection Agency, the claws really come out…

Quick thinking and loyalty have taken human Sophie Lawson a long way in the UDA—along with a healthy dose of magic immunity. But when her old boss Pete Sampson asks for help after a mysterious two-year disappearance, she’s determined to find out what high-placed demon has put two ruthles
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Paperback, 301 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2013)
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Paris
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I forgot how much I enjoyed this series. Sophie is hugely entertaining. Some of the things that came out of her mouth in this book had me laughing out loud. And then there was Nina and Vlad and the sunny days in San Francisco. I loved every time Sophie checked in with them…poor vampires and their aversion to sun. Although, I love how Nina entertains herself while stuck in the house.

A lot happens in this book. Sophie has come a long way and is a little more kick butt than she was in the beginning
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Cass
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
3,5/5
Kt
Nov 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

After being gone for two years, her old boss, Pete, was the last person Sophie Lawson had expected to show up on her doorstep. It turns up that he has been on the run from werewolf hunters that would like nothing more than to see him mounted to their walls. It seems they think he is responsible for a path of brutal murders that make even seasoned cops lose their lunches. Determined to clear his name, Sophie sets out to solve the cases for he
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Katie
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, mystery
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this installment of the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles, and it continues the tradition of Sophie Lawson's funny yet perceptive narration of harrowing Underworld events. While trying to protect her ex-boss, Mr. Sampson, Sophie decides to catch up with the turns her life has taken and starts learning a thing or two about self-defense--and she gets good at it. Meanwhile, Alex is back, Will is on vacation, and Vlad starts showing a disturbingly h ...more
Beth
Sophie Lawson is in for the shock of her life. Her boss, Pete Sampson, was presumed dead for the last 2 years suddenly reappears and needs her help. Mr. Sampson is a werewolf and there are werewolf hunters hot on his trail. Using her position at the Underworld Detection Agency, Sophie tries to uncover who is responsible for the contracted hit on Mr. Sampson. But suddenly werewolf type attacks start happening all over the city and as far as Sophie knows her ex-boss is the only werewolf in town.

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Dianne
This is the first book I've read in the Underworld Detection Agency Series. I wondered if I would be able to follow the story without some background, so I read a few reviews, checked out the blurbs and found that this book was pretty well self-contained! There was just enough background thrown into feel right at home!

Sophie Lawson, who works for the Underworld Detection Agency, is an unlikely heroine! Yes, she is determined, loyal, and hard-working, but she is also big-hearted, quirky, self-dep
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StrangeBedfellows
When I picked this book out, I didn't catch the fact that it was the fourth book of a series. So I went to read the first book, Under Wraps, but I didn't enjoy it much. The characters didn't appeal to me enough. I am not interested in buying or reading the second and third books, but I thought I would try reading Under the Gun, anyway, because Sampson caught my interest in book one. However, with neither being a fan of the series or up to speed on all the backstory, I could not get interested in ...more
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
While I enjoyed the first couple books of the series, I expect more from our heroine at this point. The non stop cheesy one liners and the heroine's constant "hand fluttering" just annoyed me. She still gives off a HUGE Mary Sue vibe. We are still battling with the lackluster love triangle; where innuendos are the foreplay and no one can seem to address the elephant in the room. We just hear a lot of whining about it. The plot, in my opinion suffers in here, because most of the attention is spen ...more
SW
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I stil don't get why the covers don't match how Sophie is at all. Thankfully there was much less crying in this book. But like always I found the last chapter rushed and just crazy. Alex of course is hot and cold like normal playing with Sophie's emotions like a fiddle. Took me a long time to finish, I lost interest, it was just the same old Sophie being a victim, Alex saving her and miraculously Sophie is able to fumble her way to save the day. I was disappointed but I'll probably still read th ...more
Carrie
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2018
This book picks up with Sophie still being... Sophie, and her roommates suffering from a weeks long heatwave. While nice for "normal" people, vampires tend to hate it when the sun is beating down on everything for days on end.

The larger story here is that, surprise, the guy that started this whole series, Pete Sampson, ends up being definitively not dead (like we thought). Of course, he tells Sophie that he doesn't need her help and she quickly disagrees and tries to find out who is trying to f
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Ris
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
funny
Dark Faerie Tales
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Sophie Lawson is one of those rare humans who can see those things that most humans do not such as werewolves, vampires and fallen angels. Because of this she is the only “breather” who works for the Underworld Detection Agency helping to make sure that those who belong to the underworld behave themselves among the human population. Now she must use all that she knows about her work to save her old boss from those who want him dead.

Opening
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Jeannie Zelos
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Under the Gun Hannah Jayne.

I receieved this book free in exchnage for an honest review.

I haven't read the earlier books in the series and wondered how difficult it would be to pick up the story. Fears unfounded, Hannah explains enough to make the story and characters clear but not so much that a loyal reader who's followed the series will get put off. Sophie works at an organisation called the Underground Detection Agency, who are tasked with sorting and cleaning up crimes by supernatural crea
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Kristen
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Werewolf/Romance/Angel
RECEIVED: Author
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/

REVIEW:
Once again I’m sucked into the exciting world of vampires, angels, werewolves and a “human” trying to survive a “normal” life. Hannah Jayne has out done herself in the fourth book of the UDA series, the readers will not only get their fill in romance, humor and action but see Sophie starting to hold her own more and more with out any special powers.

Under the Gun follows Sophie Lawson the
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Emily Alburns
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those of you who are just learning of Hannah Jayne's Underworld Detection Agency series, UDA for short, this is the fourth book in the series. While you can read this and still enjoy a great book, there are ongoing story lines and back story that won't be fully explained.

Once again we join Sophie Lawson as she sleuths her way through another mystery. Someone is killing Sophie's clients. But no one, not even Dixon, the Head of UDA, seems to be doing anything about it. So, of course, Sophie de
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Sapphyria
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviews of Books 1, 2, & 3:

Under Wraps: http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/201...

Under Attack: http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/201...

Under Suspicion: http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/201...

The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles is a series and as such, I would highly suggest you start by reading Books 1, 2, & 3 prior to picking up Under the Gun. This review will most likely contain spoilers for the first 3 novels....Turn back now....it's not too late.....

Ok, I'm going to assume tha
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Meigan
Best of the series so far. Sophie is back working with her (and my) favorite sidekick, Alex, and dear old Soph is showing some growth, both physically and almost mentally. Luckily for fans of this series, there isn't too much mental growth. She's still a dunderhead :)

In this installment, Sophie reconnects with a favored character from the previous books. Sampson shows up unexpectedly after being on the run for a little over a year. Along with his return, mysterious murders are cropping up in var
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Miki
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure

When I started this book I hoped to like it better than the last but unfortunately it didn’t happen. Oh yes the investigation was more entertaining and had some interesting twists that had me keep reading. However I was really disappointed by Sophie.

Until now Sophie was a character that showed a lot of loyalty and trusted her friends all while being often underestimated even if she is far from powerful or strong willed… I want
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Joshua Burns
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
As seen on Rabidreads.ca:


Under the Gun supports my running hypothesis concerning this series, i.e. the lower the stakes, the greater the pleasure.   No fates of any world are thankfully entrusted to Sophie not because she can't handle them (we know very well she can't) but sensibly enough because it is far more enjoyable to watch her bungle the most simple homicides and romances, just your typical Californian fare.


A shining moment, one that shines so much I just have to pick it out, would be a c
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Beth Dawkins
Dec 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Sophie’s dead ex-boss appears on her doorstep. Apparently he isn’t dead, but in a heap of trouble. Someone has put a contract on his werewolf self. He asks that Sophie tell no one he’s alive. The next day Alex takes her to the sight of a homicide where it looks like an animal ripped two apart two girls.

This isn’t a series I usually read. I have read book two, Under Attack. It wasn’t for me. So when the fourth book showed up, I didn’t have high expectations. Yet I will say that the writing is a l
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Stephanie  G
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Sophie’s dead ex-boss appears on her doorstep. Apparently he isn’t dead, but in a heap of trouble. Someone has put a contract on his werewolf self. He asks that Sophie tell no one he’s alive. The next day Alex takes her to the sight of a homicide where it looks like an animal ripped two apart two girls.

This isn’t a series I usually read. I have read book two, Under Attack. It wasn’t for me. So when the fourth book showed up, I didn’t have high expectations. Yet I will say that the writing is a l
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Lisa Elizabeth
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

I really need to start checking if the books that catch my eye at Netgalley are mid series or not. The blurb didn't alert me to the fact that Under the Gun is the fourth book in Hannah Jayne's Underworld Detection Agency series featuring Sophie Lawson.

I am a little sketchy on Sophie's past history past the basics - she is human, but fathered by Satan and a prized vessel of some sort. She lives with her BFF and her BFF's nephew both of whom happen to be vampires, and she works for The Underworld
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Dianne
Feb 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: galleys-arcs
2.5 stars

In this fourth installment of Hannah Jayne’s series, we find that Sophie has not grown one little bit. I’ve read them all and I just don’t get it. She is still that annoying, non-kick butt, fainting, crying, multi-male lusting heroine (and I use that word loosely!) that she was the last few books. As an aside, the covers are STILL annoyingly wrong!

Ms Jayne is making the same mistake that several other fairly well known authors have done. She has found a style for the heroine which reade
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Star
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sophie Lawson is the only human who works at the UDA – Underworld Detection Agency. This means things aren’t always made easier for her at work. Now her old boss, Pete Sampson, who is a werewolf is back from wherever he disappeared to and needs Sophie’s help. At the same time, people are being gruesomely murdered by a werewolf and two unstoppable werewolf hunters are after Pete. Sophie believes the best in people and is working diligently to help Pete beat the contract on his life and prove his ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

The tough as nails, take no prisoners biker chick portrayed on the cover of UNDER THE GUN, the fourth book in the Underworld Detection Agency series, isn’t quite the same character we meet in these pages, but that’s not necessary a bad thing. As a human surround by all sorts of supernatural beings, Sophie is a very relatable heroine, and the murder mystery she has to solve is just as engaging as she is.

Beyond enjoying Sophie with her endearing perpetual
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Magically immune Sophie Lawson is the only human working for the Underworld Detective Agency. Her official title is Head of the Fallen Angel Division, but that doesn’t really keep her very busy. Good thing because Sophie has been having an interesting time lately. And by interesting I mean she’s been investigating some serious crimes that seemed to involve demons. And by investigating, I mean she’s been running around half-cocked, throwing about wild theories that end up being wrong before she f ...more
Nora-adrienne
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Under the Gun
By Hannah Jayne
Copyright February 2013
Publisher Kensington Urban Fantasy

When you’re near the top of the Underworld Detection Agency, the claws really come out…

Quick thinking and loyalty have taken human Sophie Lawson a long way in the UDA—along with a healthy dose of magic immunity. But when her old boss Pete Sampson asks for help after a mysterious two-year disappearance, she’s determined to find out what high-placed demon has put two ruthless werewolf killers on his tail. Of cours
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Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
Hannah Jayne returns to her quirky paranormal/urban fantasy series with the fourth book featuring Sophie Lawson. I have had lukewarm feeling for this series from the beginning and after this one, I think I’m done. Sophie Lawson, on the cover of these books has never been the Sophie Lawson inside the books. She’s not kick ass in really any way. She’s more of an average, everyday woman who happens to know supernatural beings exist and she works amongst them daily.

By the fourth book in any series I
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Latte
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
I understand wanting to keep books in a series self contained so a reader doesn't necessarily have to have read the previous books in the series to understand what's going on. But I've found it very frustrating in this series. Sampson was introduced, briefly I felt, earlier in the series. Then he disappeared. Now he's back. But I don't feel as if he's really more than a plot device for Sophie to once again, have incidents befall her. Their interaction here is brief overall.

And this is the issue
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