I love Mercy. She's my favorite kind of hero - smart, strong, and just plain ol' awesome. I kept thinking she resembled (early) Anita Blake because she's in on the action but a different kind of paranormal than everyone else.If the grade were just for Mercy I'd give five stars, but we have a whole story here. While things started off strong and built up through the middle nicely I felt the ending was anti-climatic. There was a lot of talking and no good knockdown drag out fight like I was hoping for. I am very excited to continue this series, though.