Devon Monk: Allie Beckstrom Series #7

DevonMonk_MagicOnTheLine-170Title: Magic on the Line
Author: Devon Monk
Publisher: Roc Fantasy: Penguin
Release Date: 2011
Price: $7.99
Purchase at: PowellsAmazonBarnes & Nobles

First Sentence: It had taken Bartholomew Wray, the overseer of Portland’s Authority, who was apparently my new boss, exactly forty-eight hours to contact me for a standard-procedure meet and greet.

Back cover blurb: I took a deep breath, set a Disbursement-a headache this time-and drew a Sight spell. I pulled magic into it. The world broke into shades of old magic among vibrant new spells, bright neon dripping down buildings, pastels drifting along the empty street.

Allison Beckstrom has willingly paid the price to use magic and has obeyed the rules of the Authority, the clandestine organization that makes-and enforces-all magic policy but when the Authority’s new boss, Bartholemew Wray, refuses to believe that the sudden rash of deaths in Portland could be caused by magic, Allie must choose whether to follow the Authority’s rules or to turn against the very people for whom she’s risked her life.

To stop the plague of dark magic spreading through the city, Allie must put all that she values on the line; her magic, her memories, her life. As dead magic users rise to feed upon the innocent and the people closest to her begin to fall, Allie is about to run out of options…