Genres: MM, Urban Fantasy
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Senior Inspector Roku MacCormick guards the streets of San Francisco. Assigned to Chinatown’s Arcane Crimes Division Roku is exactly where he wants to be. The cop prefers to downplay his heritage whenever possible though his human-fairie DNA has proven helpful in keeping Roku alive on occasion.
Having recently shot his partner while on duty for crossing the line by stealing federally protected dragon eggs Roku was hoping to patrol solo, at least for awhile. Unfortunately, the Division Ccaptain already has a new recruit to the department ready to shadow the senior inspector.
Roku isn’t quite sure what to make of his new partner Trent Leonard. On the one hand Leonard definitely knows how to handle himself physically but, he doesn’t know crap about non- humans which is a real handicap in Chinatown’s arcane underbelly. As for Leonard he’s not sure what to make of Roku whose fairie mother was lauded as a decorated officer before her death. His father on the other hand heads the most powerful crime syndicate, thea yakuza in Chinatown. Talk about a complicated family.
As Roku and Trent figure out where they stand with each other, including the simmering chemistry between them, a killer wants their attention. The body count begins to rise. Someone is leaving a grizzly trail for the two cops. Unraveling the mystery and catching the killer may be the glue that brings the two officers together. That’s if, and only if, Trent is willing to reveal his own truth.
Reality takes a sharp left turn in the wildly imaginative tale Dim Sum Asylum. From the first page to the last readers are taken on an incredibly unique bizarre adventure. The characters are fresh, alive and complex while the storyline is crafty, twisted and utterly original. The only hiccup is understanding arcane details at times but, it’s a minute problem in an otherwise richly fascinating book. You can’t help embracing Dim Sum Asylum and wish that this turned into a series.