Dead Man Rising : The Dante Valentine Novels: Book Two, Paperback Book

Dead Man Rising : The Dante Valentine Novels: Book Two Paperback

Part of the Dante Valentine Novels series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Something is wrong in Saint City. Psions are dying. The cops can't catch the killer or find out what connects the victims, leaving them with only one option.

They call in Dante Valentine.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781841494678

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This story would merit a re-read of the first book in the series. For a good while in the story I was slightly lost as to what happened before.There are people dying. The links aren't obvious. Dante gets involved. She's still getting used to her new self, geting used to the fact that Japhrimel is dead, getting used to Jace as a partner.It's interesting but it took me a little too long to get back into the story, I really will have to re-read both again soon. It's still an interesting and involved story and a well-drawn world.

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This is quite an uncomfortable book - deliberately so and really quite nicely done. We find out rather too much about Rigger Hall and its history, and as a consequence quite a lot more about why Dante is the way she is.Something is killing psions who were at Rigger Hall, and the police are baffled. They call in Dante and Jace who eventually, and with some surprising bits along the way, Dante beats the bad guy down and gets some closure.Also lingering through here is Dante's mourning for the death of Japh, which is very nicely handled.I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like Dante to come for a weekend visit, but I find her a good, interesting hero for this series. She is flawed, but the flaws make sense and you see her work on them and her change over the course of the book and the series to date.

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