Series: Oracle #2
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Published by Pocket Books on February 22, 2011
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Tara Sheridan is the best criminal profiler around—and the most unconventional. Trained as a forensic psychologist, Tara also specializes in Tarot card reading. But she doesn’t need her divination skills to realize that the new assignment from her friend and sometime lover, Agent Harry Li, is a dangerous proposition in every way.
Former Cold War operatives, all linked to a top-secret operation tracking the disposal of nuclear weapons in Russia, are disappearing. There are no bodies, and no clues to their whereabouts. Harry suspects a conspiracy to sell arms to the highest bidder. The cards—and Tara’s increasingly ominous dreams—suggest something darker. Even as Tara sorts through her feelings for Harry and her fractured relationship with the mysterious order known as Delphi’s Daughters, a killer is growing more ruthless by the day. And a nightmare that began decades ago in Chernobyl will reach a terrifying endgame that not even Tara could have foreseen. . .
The Oracle Series is a fresh take in the Urban Fantasy genre. There are no vampires, werewolves or demons in this one. Just exceptional humans; that is if you can call an oracle just a human.
Tara’s specialty is reading tarot cards that assist her in solving crimes and make her one of the finest criminal profilers around. She has been off the job for a bit, after being almost murdered by a serial killer (I think in the previous book). Her her old boyfriend Harry shows up and asks for her help with a case – how can the girl say no?
Rogue Oracle is really a suspense novel with a twist of UF. I enjoyed the criminal aspect of the story, which you really don’t get a lot of with UF books. I also appreciated the relationships between the characters, all of them are sound. I especially liked Tara and Cassie’s. The protectiveness Tara feels for her is touching. I would have liked to see a bit more between Harry and Tara, but that is just the romance junkie in me rearing its head. The Priya character is also quite intriguing and scary, she has her own agenda and is committed to making it occur.
I should note that I have not read the first book in the series, Dark Oracle, and I was able to thoroughly enjoy Rogue Oracle without feeling lost or feeling like I was missing something. Overall, Rogue Oracle is a recommended read for you UF and paranormal addicts.