Unsympathetic Magic

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Penguin, Aug 3, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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"...gripping and enticing..." —Crash and Burn Reviews

Acting jobs don't grow on fire escapes, so struggling actress Esther Diamond is outraged when her guest role as a hooker on controversial TV drama The Dirty Thirty is jeopardized by zombies, angry spirits, and a voodoo curse. Meanwhile, the talented teens Esther is coaching at a Harlem cultural center are also being attacked by the sinister supernatural power that's spreading through Manhattan. Since the show must go on, Esther boldly helps her friend, the 350-year-old sorcerer Dr. Maximillian Zadok, combat the Evil forces at work—all while attempting to salvage her love life with her would-be lover, Detective Connor Lopez. But will Esther's courage backfire and end up leading her to become a human sacrifice on the altar of the sinister supernatural powers that are taking over New York City?

Unsympathetic Magic is the exciting third installment of the Esther Diamond series.

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User Review  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

Book three in the Esther Diamond urban fantasy series. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites and I feel like I'm just going to keep repeating myself with each review. Laura Resnick has a ... Read full review

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User Review  - paulrharvey3 - LibraryThing

Our heroine finds herself in the thick of things again, and her usual allies aid her. A solid adventure story, without delving much into the rules of magic. A good read. Read full review

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Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, and when she was a teenager her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family of writers, daughter of SF writer Mike Resnick, she never thought she would end up in a writing career, herself. A cum laude  graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied languages and linguistics. Laura can speak French and Italian. After college, she moved overseas for a few years, where she studed acting at London Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Laura Resnick can be found at sff.net/people/laresnick/.

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