Redemption Alley

Redemption Alley Some cases are unusual even for Jill Kismet When her police contact asks her to look into a suicide she suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception drugs murder and all too human corruption

  • Title: Redemption Alley
  • Author: Lilith Saintcrow
  • ISBN: 9780316035460
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Some cases are unusual even for Jill Kismet When her police contact asks her to look into a suicide , she suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder and all too human corruption The cops are her allies, except for the ones who want her dead The hellbreed are her targets, except for the ones who might know what s going on Her city is in dangSome cases are unusual even for Jill Kismet When her police contact asks her to look into a suicide , she suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder and all too human corruption The cops are her allies, except for the ones who want her dead The hellbreed are her targets, except for the ones who might know what s going on Her city is in danger, time is running out, and each lead only draws her deeper.How far will a hunter go when her city and her friends are on the line Just far enough.Step into Redemption Alley

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    1. I enjoyed this one quite a bit - the story was interesting and multi-layered. Jill is asked by a cop and personal friend to look into something that at first doesn't seem to be her kind of thing. As a favor, she digs into it, as in the same day seems other nightmares come into play.I think the story works well because the mystery is more complex, richer, and tied into all sorts of villains and things. It was interesting to see a returning villain having something to do with it - there was a neat [...]

    2. Poor Jill that's what I always end up thinking after I'm through with one of her books. This was another great one by Saintcrow. Jill of course is running around trying to save her city and getting caught in a crazy situation that ends up getting her almost killed a few times.Then of course there's Perry I sort of like him more and more every book even though I know we're supposed to dislike him. He just always shows up at the weirdest times and you never know quite what he's thinking.Saul wasn' [...]

    3. I really enjoy this series and this author. She writes a mean fight scene! I was definitely missing Saul and more Perry in this one though, we dealt with a lot of characters we aren't really long-term invested in. The last few books were dealing with relationship stuff and wrangling with Jill's past and I loved them, so this one felt a bit on the "procedural" side, but still really enjoyable. Nice setup for big stuff next book though, I'll be reading!

    4. One of the best series I've read in a while. Keeps your interest throughout the entire tale. It's hard to find a flaw in such a great story, strong characters with depth, and honestly good writing.

    5. Jill Kismet has been pulled in to an interesting case, one that doesn't seem to have any ties to her speciality of hellbreeds and Traders. Monty asks her to quietly sniff around an apparent suicide of a cop, one that was his former partner. After discovering his widow also appears to have committed suicide, she knows it's something bigger. Add to that an outbreak of a hellbreed called scurf, and Jill has her hands full. This particular installment of the series was not my favorite. I contemplate [...]

    6. Ok JillI'm done. I kept thinking you were going to get more interesting, that these books were going to be about more than gratuitous violence.d "I'm so tough I don't need to eat or sleep or be nice to anyone everblah blah blah"I really thought these books were going to have some kind of story Arc. But it seems like all of the interesting things that could develop the Character happen OFF STAGE. Like her whole relationship with Saul. The fact that they got married is casually dropped in one sent [...]

    7. in which Saul is out of town on a family emergency and Jill has to pick apart what's really going on in the police force, since the half that's secretly dirty is also cutting deals with demonkind.

    8. I did not think this one was as good as the two previous novels in the series. The plot was messy at best, and the action was a little over the top, making it kinda hard to follow what was actually going on; mostly I just felt lost.I'm giving it 3 stars anyway, because damn you Jill, I love you so much.

    9. Yet another good read!Loaded with action. Very grim in some ways. Human and hellbreed mix to create a near apocalyptic scenario. Kismet just barely saves the city but its not a win, the price was too high and too close.

    10. Well, what can I say here that hasn't been said before? Maybe combine Lilith Saintcrow's brain, some ink and paper, a kick-ass character, and some crazed hellish villains and you have a book that's an intense reading ride. All of the books that I've so far read by her have been enjoyable reads, and she does not shy away from doing horrible things to her characters. But with each book, I've found a strange combination of almost poetical writing and horror story aspects - it's like your nightmare [...]

    11. Redemption Alley is the third book in the Jill Kismet series and overall I enjoyed it. Jill is a hunter and enhanced human being. What do I mean by that? She stroke a deal with a hellbreed (demon) and has a mark on her wrist giving her more strength, speed and better healing abilities. All of which is pretty useful when you spend day and night fighting things that goes bump in the night. This time around, Jill has two main affairs on her hands: Investigating a cop suicide that turned out to be a [...]

    12. The third invigorating addition to the Jill Kismet urban fantasy series is as vivid and violent as the previous thrillers (Night Shift and Hunter's Prayer). It's an action-packed, mile-a-minute thrill ride from page one. As the story opens, we find Jill once again up to her mismatched eyeballs in danger as she takes down a vicious hellbreed in the middle of a warehouse fire while rescuing a kidnapped teenager. The action never really lets up from there as Jill finds herself embroiled in a scurf [...]

    13. This is the third book in the Jill Kismet series, but the first one I've read. Normally I try to read a series in the proper order, but when I began this book I hadn't done my due diligence to find out if it was part of a series. Oh well. Luckily for me, this book can read as a stand-alone, and there were no parts that required having read the prior books.Jill Kismet is a hunter - a human that stands between the things that go bump in the night and regular humans - often protecting people that h [...]

    14. This is an urban fantasy series that follows a bad-ass "hunter" named Jill Kismet. Hunters are humans who aren't afraid to tangle with the underworld, the darkside of crime. They work with local law agencies to solve any crimes involving "other" - which in this book is mostly monsters and demons called "hellbreed".In this book, Jill (who hates being called "Kiss" btw) is asked by her police contact to look into the suicide of a cop. What seems like a favor for a friend, quickly turns dangerous a [...]

    15. Hmm, least engaging book thus far. I know what's missing: There's hardly any Saul and very little Perry. Saul is off visiting his dying mother and Perry's been stonewalled since his betrayal in the previous installment. You know what: I MISS THEM BOTH! Jill may be tough, but Terry's mindfucking and Saul's howering; that's what keeps me coming back for more. What's NOT missing in this book is violence, gore and death: Jill's city is teeming with tampering hellbreed, from the lowest kind to aspiri [...]

    16. Description: It's not the type of case Jill Kismet usually takes. But when her police contact asks her to look into a ‘suicide’, she suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder - and all-too-human corruption. The cops are her allies, except for the ones who want her dead. The hellbreed are her targets, except for the ones who might know what's going on. Her city is in danger, time is running out, and each lead only draws her deeper.How far will a hunter go when her city [...]

    17. Really liked Lilith Saintcrow's other series (Dante Vanentine) so I figured this would be similar. After listening to Night Shift (Jill Kismet #1) and Hunter's Prayer (Jill Kismet #2), I was willing to endure some more. While the story itself was pretty entertaining, the format in which I chose to experience it was both lacking and over-flowing.Audiobook. The audiobook by GraphicAudio ("A movie, in your mind") was lacking good acting but, sadly, over-flowing with poor production. There is so muc [...]

    18. Book 3 in a dark urban fantasy featuring a superhero-tough heroine (Jill) with plenty of PTSD baggage, fighting big, bad, nasty demons right under our oblivious noses. It has a little of the same tone as the Dante Valentine series by the same author, but this setting is the contemporary Earth we all know and love, but with a twist. If you are bothered by heavy angst and peaks into the character's psyche, including plenty of self-doubt, you might be turned off by this author. Her heroines are mes [...]

    19. This is the third book in the Jill Kismet series. In order to explain the events of the third books, I suppose I should give you a general idea of what the first two were like: a) Traditional romance where the Heroine must choose between two men, one of whom is a schmuck, and the other one who is not a schmuck. b) An Urban fantasy featuring the now very common Bad Ass Babe who may or may not have supernatural abilities, and may or may not be involved in a criminal justice field. c) A Dark Urban [...]

    20. Thank you Lilith Saintcrow for creating a world filled with your own creatures! First we had hellbreeds, which are still her main badie, and then we were introduced to the sorrows in book two. Now we also learn about scurf, an infectious creature that bites to make more of its kind and infests cities. Though there is some loose indication these are her version  of vampires, she has an entirely new way to display them.I'm also thankful for the fact that every Kismet book so far has had adrenalin [...]

    21. I was kind of disappointed about the beginning of this book. At the end of the previous one Jill and Saul were going to meet his family and basically get ‘married’. So I was looking forward to some ‘honeymoon’ type action in this book. Instead we get a few hints that Saul’s back home caring for his sick mother and Jill is lonely, but ‘Oh, well’, she’ll be OK’. Doesn’t sit right with me. Like why did the author bother with having Jill & Saul romantic in the first place if [...]

    22. I didn't like that in each book I've read (1-3) she is almost killed then saved by others IN EACH BOOK sometimes more then once. It's like the author is lazy and created a formula and is using it on each book. She never kills the big bad boss. Someones else does, yet she struts around like she's a bad ass but whines in her head. She never concentrates one the job at hand she'll start thinking about mundane things(ends up passing out or almost dead) which i can understand IF she was as bad as she [...]

    23. This is my favourite book in the series so far. There's plenty of action, twists and gruesome detail. I was slightly dissapointed that we didn't get to meet Saul's people and maybe learn more about him, but the new characters that were introduced were cetainly interesting. I really hope we get to see more of Gil and the gang in the barrio in the future. Theron was also a treat, with his style of playing back-up a sharp contrast to Saul's more quiet, steady, but submissive style. The plot was eas [...]

    24. A fun, fast read. I enjoy Kismet rather more than I did Valentine - probably because Kismet lacks the abusive partner plot. This time around, there's police corruption, nightside politics, genetic experiments, bio warfare, and class warfare by way of body snatching. The storyline sent Jill out on her own by cutting her off from the force and sending Saul out of town. Perry doesn't even show up more than once. Instead, Jill gets Theron as a deputy and a visit from hunter Leon of Texas when she ne [...]

    25. It is 4 AM and I just spent the last couple hours marathoning this book.I love Lilith Saintcrow, and I love the Jill Kismet novels, and this book was no exception. It kept me hooked with every page until my eyes and brain got too tired to process words. I've adored Jill ever since I read the first book, she's my inspiration for well-rounded kick-ass female characters. Her sense of humor appeals to me, and no one ever seems to think less of her in her emotional moments--no one besides herself, th [...]

    26. Took me awhile to finish this book. I definitely can't read Lilith's work straight. If I'm saying other books are intense Lilith shadows all of them! Dark, gritty, and snarky intense!Pretty happy that Saul isn't in this book. :) He sort of annoys me and softens Jill Maybe if Saul had more character depth like the first book Theron had more depth in this book compared to Saul in the 2nd. In the second Saul was really just a sidekick.Anyway, about Jill being all alone in this book, I like it since [...]

    27. Lilith Saintcrow has a way with heroines that kick ass, take names and still come off with the personality of someone I'd love to meet in real life. Her women are tough and brutal when the situation calls for it, even with doubts running rampant in their heads where all the boys they play with can't hear them. Jill Kissmet is no different and could easily overtake Dante Valentine as my favorite character of all timeybe. She's definitely easier on the alpha male in her life, though he doesn't mak [...]

    28. This book was amazing! I love this series and this book just gave me more reason to love the Jill Kismet books! The mystery in this book had me hanging at every single word! The only thing I really missed was Saul. But I completely understand why he was absent. This book was a whole lot better than I thought it would be and I absolutely loved it! I was really excited when I finished it and realized there was only one time that she spoke to Perry in person! This book had a lot of interesting twis [...]

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