"Intricate world-building and richly complex characters mix with a fast-paced plot to create a standout start to a new series."

— Publisher's Weekly

Shadows Before the Sun

Book 4 in the Charlie Madigan Series (July 31, 2012)

Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . .


Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a tortuous state between life and death. With all the proper legal channels cleared, Charlie heads to Elysia, not knowing what she’ll find, or if she’ll ever see the siren again . . . while at home, jinn crime boss Grigori Tennin has begun an all-out hunt for the divine being Ahkneri. Tennin’s tactics set off a chain reaction that puts Charlie in the crosshairs of the shadowy creature known as Death, and stirs Ahkneri from her long sleep—and if Vengeance wakes, Atlanta will never be the same.


Fate, sacrifice, and the refusal to say die all collide in the newest terrific
Charlie Madigan adventure. This is an epic rescue tale fraught with magical
hazards that will push Charlie to her limits. Gay's evolution as a marvelous
storyteller is on full display in this frightening and exhilarating ride. It's
time for Charlie to kick some major butt!

-- RT Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

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