Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel (Paperback)
In this spellbinding first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’s urban fantasy Hidden Legacy series, private detective Nevada Baylor navigates her way through an alternate world where dynasties, built on inherited wealth and magic, guide the course of humanity.
Nevada Baylor runs a small-time detective agency in Houston, Texas, busting scammers, exposing cheaters, and dealing with petty criminals. She’s very good at her job—helped by a magical ability to sense when someone tells the truth or lies. But when she’s forced into accepting a case to find a radical pyrotechnic who can conjure heat and fire at will, Nevada knows she’s out of her league. To bring him to justice, she’ll have to join forces with someone who wields an even more dangerous power.
Connor “Mad” Rogan is a former combat mage, a telekinetic singularly responsible for mass destruction in war-torn countries, and a member of one of the most powerful magic families in the world. His nephew has been kidnapped by the fugitive pyromaniac, and Nevada is his best chance at finding them both. But unlike Nevada, Connor could care less about societal law and order, and has no qualms about extinguishing his family’s enemy.
Bound by their mission, Nevada and Connor clash over their tactics and moral beliefs, even as things undeniably heat up between them. But the man they’re chasing is involved in a darker conspiracy that threatens to destroy the city—and destabilize the balance of power the elite magical families use to influence every nation on Earth.
“Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian, and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.) They have co-authored four New York Times and USA Today bestselling series: the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels, rustic fantasy of the Edge, paranormal romance of Hidden Legacy, and Innkeeper Chronicles. They live in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.
“Ilona Andrews’ books are guaranteed good reads.” — Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“With heart-pounding romance and non-stop action, this is Ilona Andrews at her best!” — Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author
“Addictive, imaginative, and incredibly sexy.” — Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author
“Andrews serves up a refreshing new magical society, excellent world-building, beguiling characters, and strong storytelling...Romantic sparks and a tangled mystery make this a lively, impressive series debut.” — Publishers Weekly on Burn for Me
“The stakes are high throughout, the action is tight, and the romance steamy. Andrews fully paints this modern-day world of magic with rewarding detail, and reveals the ‘true’ versions of such historical events as the Great Chicago Fire, which was not caused by Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, but rather by an experimenting pyrokinetic. Readers will burn for the next installment.” — Booklist (starred review) on Burn for Me
Intriguing, multilayered characters and a fresh, imaginative alternate reality based in Houston help round out the heart-stopping, kick-butt action. Seeing Andrews’ name on a book is an iron-clad guarantee of an outstanding reading adventure! — Romantic Times BOOKclub, Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars, BURN FOR ME