Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt A brutal murder There are scratches on C sar Hawke s arms a discharged Glock on his coffee table and a dead woman in his bathtub Yeah maybe he brought the waitress home for some fun he was too drun

  • Title: Witch Hunt
  • Author: S.M. Reine
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A brutal murder.There are scratches on C sar Hawke s arms, a discharged Glock on his coffee table, and a dead woman in his bathtub Yeah, maybe he brought the waitress home for some fun he was too drunk to remember it but he knows for a fact that he didn t kill her He s an agent with the Office of Preternatural Affairs He doesn t hurt people He saves them.The cops dA brutal murder.There are scratches on C sar Hawke s arms, a discharged Glock on his coffee table, and a dead woman in his bathtub Yeah, maybe he brought the waitress home for some fun he was too drunk to remember it but he knows for a fact that he didn t kill her He s an agent with the Office of Preternatural Affairs He doesn t hurt people He saves them.The cops disagree Now C sar is running.The search for a shaman.Isobel Stonecrow speaks with the dead for the right price She brings closure to the bereaved and heals broken hearts But when she resurrects someone for the wrong client, she ends up on the OPA s most wanted list.One risky solution.Tracking down Isobel is the last case assigned to C sar before he bolts If he finds her, he can prove that he didn t kill that waitress He can clear his name, get his job back, and bring justice to the victim.She s just one witch C sar has bagged a dozen witches before.How hard can one be

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    1. Free on US : 19 SEPT 2015. (I know this has a lot of mixed reviews, but I thought it was great for a freebie and recommended for those who like urban fantasies.)Review also found at: theparanormalpaladin.wordpresCèsar works for the Office of Preternatural Affairs. He's a witch whose specialty is poultices and other minor potions for energy and stamina. To keep him on his toes and buff enough to outrun the bad guys. One day he wakes up and there's a dead lady in his tub and he has no freaking id [...]

    2. Maybe I'm missing something, no scratch that, I am definitely missing something, because this book just didn't do anything for me. Despite the cool Firefly reference. My friends seemed to enjoy it and yet I found myself unimpressed. The world as well as the main hero felt a little flat. Desert Eagle was certainly wasted on Cesar Hawke. Oh well, maybe it will prove useful in the future. Good luck on your journey, Cesar.Over and out

    3. 2.5 STARSIt was OK. Cesar works for a paranormal policing agency. He wakes up and finds his apartment a wreck and a dead girl in his bathtub. He can't remember a thing from the previous night. He escapes police custody and goes on his own investigation to find out what happened. Nothing really had me gripping the edge of my seat or laughing out loud. The book felt more like a setup for the rest of the series. Maybe the next book is better. I have to get to read book #2 because I got it off NG la [...]

    4. I frickin' loved this book, and it was completely unexpected. For fans of Dresden and Urban Fantasy, this fast-paced book will get the job done. :)

    5. 2,5StarsWitch Hunt reminded me of a mix of Man in Black (add witches instead of aliens) and Miami Vice (plus paranomal bits) set in LA. To be honest I kinda wish I would have liked this better. Because if this would have been a movie- I probably would have loved it. This is your paranormal mystery action flick. Totally my way to wind-down in front of the screen. I probably would have liked this better as an audio book as well. Assuming obviously the narrator did a good job. But reading it myself [...]

    6. Actual rating: 3.5Well this was surprisingly enjoyable! After a string of bad reads I had sworn off of freebies and I really don’t know what convinced to download Witch Hunt. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I did since it was a fun, quick, entertaining read. It’s definitely light reading material but the book is action-packed and fast-paced. It’s a mix of mystery and fantasy with witches, demons, secret government agencies… The world-building isn’t terribly original but it is still in [...]

    7. Cèsar Hawke is a witch with the Office of Preternatural Affairs, a special agent in the division whose job is to get warrants, perform arrests, put the suspects on trial, and send guilty parties back to the Hell from whence they came with the travel forms filled out in triplicate. Which is pretty funny, seeing as strong magic makes him sneeze. But hey, it’s a job, right?But now, things have gone off all cockamamie – and Cèsar is now on the wrong end of the proverbial stick. He has found th [...]

    8. Cesar Hawke is an investigator with a secret organization - the Office of Preternatural Affairs - which tries to stop demons, angels and witches from bad acts. Usually he is out stopping witches from committing bad acts.Today, however, is shaping up to be a really bad day. First, he wakes up in his apartment after a night of drinking tequilla to find Erin, a beautiful dead waitress in his bath and her DNA in scratch marks in his skin, then the cops come busting down his door and arrest him, and [...]

    9. Preternatural Affairs: 1This book reads as if written by a manly man, intent on proving such, or a closet woman romance author trying to pull off the same. There's lots of descriptions of bodily parts and scratching of intimate areas. It put me off the story. Hawke as a main character isn't particularly likable, either. He spends most of the book running into one situation to another, trusting unreasonably in his partner, who appears to the reader as someone who's not on his side. Lots of plot t [...]

    10. 3.5I was a good book and entertaining. I might pick up book 2 to see if the characters and the story grow on me.

    11. I'd given up reading books about contemporary witches some time ago, mostly because the people writing them didn't know squat about either witchcraft or ritual magic. Reading them was an exercise in frustration. Watching a few episodes of Charmed doesn't qualify one for writing about witches, but publishers seem to be fine with putting out any amount of crap because, after all, there aren't such things as witches. Actually, I happen to know quite a few of them, and they aren't too happy with wha [...]

    12. (I read this book as part of the Nine By Nightset, which I got on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Since I'm not going to read all nine books in one go, I'm posting short reviews separately.)A quick, easy read, with a lot of action and not many breaks, which fits the theme of "man on the run, trying to find the answers before his enemies catch up to him". No problem with that, although it was rather short, and so the characters weren't that well-developed. The world seems interesting, [...]

    13. Cesar Hawke, an Office of Preternatural Affairs agent, wakes up to a brutal murder. There are scratches on his arms, a discharged gun on the coffee table, and a dead woman in the bathtub. He did bring a woman home that night and he got so drunk he can't really remember anything, but he knows that he did not kill her. He saves people, he doesn't kill them. As Cesar is on the run from the police, there is one person he knows he has to find, a witch who can resurrect the dead. Said shaman is on the [...]

    14. The world's not what everyone thinks it is - unless you think that our world's a pawn in a game of chess between Heaven and Hell, and riddled with as much magic and wonder as it is with evil. In that case, the world is exactly what you think. I had zero expectations going into this book. It's an freebie by an author I've never read. That can really be hit or miss (leaning heavily towards the miss). While it's not a perfect book it sure was fun to read. I liked our main man Cèsar immediately. H [...]

    15. With Witch Hunt, SM Reine presents us with a fast-paced – part gory, part hilarious – mystery. The story is cleverly elaborated, focuses on Cèsar and his way of solving a crime he did not commit. SM Reine describes her characters with not too many words and still makes you see them clearly before you. I was drawn in, felt like a shadow close to Cèsar and the events. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a very good time reading Witch Hunt. I also liked the quite diffe [...]

    16. I received Witch Hunt in exchange for a fair and honest review. From the moment I started reading Witch Hunt I knew that this was going to be a different kind of story than what I was used to from S.M. Reine. I love the characters in her Seasons of the Moon, Descent and Ascension series. Those books are centered around Elise and Rylie and while they are very different characters, the vibe that you get from both of them is dark. From the description of Witch Hunt, it’s obvious that this isn’t [...]

    17. Well, this has been on my "currently reading" shelf for a while, that's because I've read 3 of these back to beak. Probably time I said something about them.This is the introduction to our protagonist Cèsar Hawke and a secret government agency that looks into, well preternatural "stuff". Hawke is a 3rd level witch (in this world the word 'witch" can apply equally to male and female practitioners of magic). He works in what might be called the Magical Violations Department, what might be called [...]

    18. Got a set of the first three ebooks free on amazon 2/april/16 but only managed to read this first one, changing to this edition so I can say I didn't DNF it.The story is fast paced and readable, I was semi-interested in the outcome until it all became too obvious making it seem juvenile. The lead character Cèsar is a trained agent and basically a magical droid-head swallowing grave dirt poultices in order to gain magical strength despite being naturally, intimidatingly, big and strong. Which is [...]

    19. The first novel in the Preternatural Affairs series is an intriguing and action packed urban fantasy.An agent with Office of Preternatural Affairs, Cesar Hawke finds himself on the wrong side of the law when he wakes up with a hangover, scratches on his arm, a discharged Glock on his coffee table and dead body in his bathtub. On the run and searching for a shaman, he finds Isobel Stonecrow who is now on the OPA’s most wanted list for resurrecting someone for the wrong client. With her, he can [...]

    20. This book is written by an author that fans of urban fantasy will recognise. Ms Reine is turning out to be quite a prolific writer and her books tend to be dark and gritty reads and this short story is no exception. This is an interesting read that happily straddles both paranormal and mystery and leaves the reader eager for more.Imagine waking up realising that you are not alone and then worse, the person you spent the night with is dead! For Cesar that's exactly what happens and to further com [...]

    21. The Office Of Preternatural Affairs is where witches hunt other rogue witches, demons of many ilk and every other type of supernatural creature you can think of. They're the FBI of the otherworld.Agent César Hawke is one of those agents, one of good standinguntil he wakes up one day with a dead woman in his bathtub & no memory of what had happened. Now he's on the run, a fugitive in both the mortal & supernatural worlds.He needs to clear his name, but how? And who can he trust? His part [...]

    22. This is the first book in a series and contrary to a recent trend the unfulfilled ending leading into the next book, Witch Hunt can stand on it's own.I believe it is the characters that make you want to read more. I believe that when a character is written well enough, we just have to know how he treats the next crap thing that happens.I believe S.M.Reine has done this with Cèsar Hawke. He is smart and very stupid. He is brave and protective. He is a knight in slightly rusty armor. He is the re [...]

    23. Halfway through the first page of I was hooked. I just started reading and didn't stop.I've been working my way through the author's Descent and Ascent series (I know they're not meant to be read at the same time. It's been a blast anyway.), but I took a break yesterday to see what Witch Hunt was like. Now I'm finished and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.I love all of S.M. Reine's characters, but Cesar is by far my favorite. I thought I had the central mystery solved by about a [...]

    24. I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. I love S.M. Reine and her urban fantasy world that she lives in and shares with us. Cesar Hawke is out celebrating with his coworkers after he catches another criminal. But when he wakes the next morning the hangover is not the only bad thing going on. He finds a dead woman in his bathtub and can't remember what happened. Soon he finds himself in LAPD custody and waiting for the (OPA) Office of Preternatural Affai [...]

    25. Hmmm, I don't know, something is just off for me to really like this story. Based on the blurb and how the story is going, it is quite fast-paced. With Cèsar wake up and found a dead woman in his bathtub, to him becoming the main suspect, to him running to find a necromancer in order to clear his name it should've been a story that easily be a hit for me. But it didn't. And I couldn't really pin-point why. Maybe it was the chemistry with the writing? It was okay, I liked Cèsar enough as a cha [...]

    26. This was a very quick read and entertaining, therefore 4*. I didn't get bored one moment but the characters could have been more developed. But as I said, this was some light reading and since I can't say I didn't have fun reading it it deserves 4*.I'm not very good at rating the books, sometimes I over rate a book and sometimes I don't give enough starsr example I just noticed another book that I gave as well 4* but it way better, so much research invested in it etc. So I'm not going to change [...]

    27. This was a 2.5 -2.75 rounded up to 3. While I enjoyed listening to this on audio - I guess maybe I was expecting more. I felt like there was too much put into this for a beginning to a series - it was a little frenetic. The characters - ehhht even sure at this point if I like Cesar, Suzie or Izzy. Anyway - I already have the audio for # 2 and 3 which I have on my list for next month so here's hoping I connect better with the characters as the series goes on.

    28. **SPOILER ALERT !! **This book was so awesome. I couldn't live with that suspense . I had to read the story all at once to calm myself down . Agent Hawke and suzy were the main characters of the book and isobel stonecrow is kind of leading too . The author introduced Isobel as a villan or bad witch i can tell . Agent hawke was assigned to chase her and arrest her. Before any of that could happen a brutal totally cold-hearted murder occured in the very apartment of Agent Hawke. The story starts w [...]

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