Sparks (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 31, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
19 Reviews
WITHOUT A TRACE

Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion.

After fire consumes the home of elderly Jasper Bernard, Anya is stunned to discover his remains—or, more precisely, a lack of them; even the fiercest fires leave some trace of their victims—and she is sure this was no naturally occurring blaze. Soon she’s unearthed a connection to a celebrity psychic who preys on Detroit’s poor, promising miracles for money. But Hope Solomon wants more—she’s collecting spirits, and in a frantic race against time, Anya will face down an evil adversary who threatens her fragile relationship with her lover, her beloved Sparky’s freshly hatched newts, and the wandering souls of the entire city
  

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User Review  - maybedog - LibraryThing

4.45 stars. This was the second book I read today (well, finished the other and read this one) that had a theme of Spontaneous Human Combustion. I really hope this subject doesn't come in threes and ... Read full review

Review: Sparks (Anya Kalinczyk #2)

User Review  - Kelly Maybedog - Goodreads

4.45 stars. This was the second book I read today (well, finished the other and read this one) that had a theme of Spontaneous Human Combustion. I really hope this subject doesn't come in threes and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
41
Section 4
57
Section 5
81
Section 6
97
Section 7
115
Section 8
131
Section 12
207
Section 13
231
Section 14
249
Section 15
269
Section 16
281
Section 17
297
Section 18
311
Section 19
327

Section 9
151
Section 10
169
Section 11
191
Section 20
341
Section 21
359
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About the author (2010)

Laura Bickle has worked in the unholy trinity of politics, criminology, and technology for several years. She and her chief muse live in the midwest, owned by four mostly-reformed feral cats. Her short fiction has appeared here and there. Sparks is her second novel.

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