Rachel is at a turning point in her life. She has made the major decision to leave her job with the IS, taking with her one of the best runners, a vampire named Ivy. Now, the IS doesn’t do well with people who decide to just get up and leave so immediately, Rachel has a new enemy on her hands as an assassination order is put on her. She gets kicked out of her apartment and is forced to live in a church with Ivy. At this point, things really start to go downhill when Rachel gets caught up with the likes of Trent, a sexy and powerful councilman who has his fingers in a lot of dangerous pots. Harrison turns the dial up on the action and the plot twists until your mind is spinning from it all.
Many readers have said that this book suffers from “first book of the series” syndrome. Yes, I think I would agree with that. However, I definitely don’t think it’s a reason not to give this series a shot. DEAD WITCH WALKING hooked with me with the first chapter and then kind of lost its way a little bit in the beginning. Harrison hits you with a lot at once so getting a feel of being in Rachel’s mind while feeling out the world at the same time was a little hard. Some scenes aren’t as clear as they could be and I don’t always agree with what happens in the book, but I still found the book moving at a good pace. By the middle I was hooked and I finished it quite quickly after that.