This is book six in a series, it’s very much not the place to start reading. In fact, there’s a whole bunch of stuff revealed in this book that really requires prior knowledge to the books, so go start at the beginning with Dead Witch Walking.
Rachel still has absolutely no idea who killed her boyfriend, and because of the memory potion she drank, her memories of the event are still very fuzzy. Someone is summoning Algaliarept, the demon whom she owes favours to out of the Ever After every evening, and he’s determined to cause trouble for Rachel until she agrees to show up in demon court to testify on his behalf. Naturally, she doesn’t want to do any such thing. She discovers that Ceri is pregnant and Trent wants to hire her to go with him to the Ever After to steal back an ancient elven genetic sample, so he can fix the elves’ genetic code once and for all and make sure Ceri’s baby is born healthy. Quen, Trent’s security officer (and pretty much father figure) appears to be dying, and from the same thing that killed Rachel’s dad. She stays by his bedside and pretty much forces him to remain alive, and discovers the truth about her father’s death (and a fair few other choice truths) from a distraught and angry Trent.
Still mourning the death of Kisten, Rachel really isn’t ready to move on. Marshal, the handsome scuba instructor she met in Mackinaw is moving to Cincinnati, but they are both adamant neither of them are looking for a relationship. As Al’s harassment of Rachel and those close to her gets worse, she figures that swapping summoning names with him is the best way to stop him. Since she needs to get his DNA from the Ever After, she agrees to Trent’s stupid mission, but as is so often the case, the mission really doesn’t go according to plan, and Rachel needs to make new and fool-hardy bargains with the demons to save her own and Trent’s skin. If the ruthless businessman was suspicious of her and her dealings with demons before, their mission only makes things worse.
Full review on my blog.