Taken (US)

Alex Verus’s insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London.  Now with the aid of his apprentice Luna, his unique investigative talents are all the rage.  He just has to be careful about picking his employers, because everyone – even the beautiful woman who practically begs him to run security for a prestigious tournament – has motives that can be hard to predict.  And Alex doesn’t do unpredictable.

But his latest job might just be impossible.  Apprentices have been vanishing without a trace – and someone on the council of mages might be involved. Alex has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects.  All he knows is that someone is keeping tabs on him. And after assassins target Luna’s classmate, Alex sees that he doesn’t know the half of it – and that he could be the next to disappear.

Praise for Taken

 “Jacka’s excellent third urban fantasy thriller starring British freelance diviner Alex Verus features magical dueling with prestige and lives at stake . . . Alex does what he usually does: look after vulnerable people, skeptically evaluate the Light mages’ smug self-righteousness, and keep half a step ahead of violent death. The action is fast and smart, playing with thriller conventions so that while readers get excitement they also are encouraged to think about what magic might mean in human terms. A superb book in an outstanding, provocative series.”

– Publishers Weekly

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You can read the first chapter of Taken here.

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Text links: Indiebound | Amazon (print) | Amazon (ebook)

Audiobook Edition

As of January 27th 2014, Taken is also available as an audiobook!  You can find it at the publisher’s website.