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Staying Dead (Retrievers, Book 1) (original 2004; edition 2006)
Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman (2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373802536, Mass Market Paperback)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 . . .
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:47 -0400)
Wren Valere, a Retriever, specializes in finding missing things. Her job can be dangerous, and in this story she is looking for a cornerstone containing a spell. She has to ask the help of some friends: a demon, a mage, and a few others. Even with the help of her friends Wren runs into trouble.
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