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Staying Dead (Retrievers, Book 1)

Staying Dead (Retrievers, Book 1)
Author: Laura Anne Gilman
ISBN 13: 9780373802531
ISBN 10: 373802536
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Luna
Publication Date: 2006-05-23
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $6.99

Manhattan's night life just got weirder...

It starts as a simple job--but simple jobs, when you're dealing with the magical world, often end up anything but.

As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things gone missing--and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But every once in a while...

Case in point: A cornerstone containing a spell is stolen and there's a magical complication. (Isn't there always?) Wren's unique abilities aren't enough to lay this particular case to rest, so she turns to some friends: a demon (minor), a mage who has lost his mind, and a few others, including Sergei, her business partner (and maybe a bit more?).

Sometimes what a woman has to do to get the job done is enough to give even Wren nightmares....

Laura Anne Gilman writes with "a high note of cleverness, craft and sympathy."(Booklist on "Blood Thirst")