Jennifer Rardin began writing at the age of 12. She penned eight Jaz Parks novels in her life. She passed away in September 2010.
Fantasy fans who love high-tech toys and Mission: Impossible-style intrigue will get a kick out of Jennifer Rardin's Another One Bites the Dust: A Jaz Parks Novel, in which Parks, an irreverent CIA assassin, goes undercover to hunt down Chien-Lung, an insane "undead" bent on becoming a dragon and ruling the world. (Orbit, $12.99 paper 352p ISBN 9780-316-02057-2) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
For Jaz Parks (Once Bitten, Twice Shy), belly dancer and CIA black-ops agent, an assignment to recover a stolen piece of biotech and to assassinate the thief is more than it seems. Behind the theft is Chien-Lung, an armor-clad, nearly invulnerable vampire, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Jaz also faces soul-eating reavers and demonic nightmares, all ready to kill their victim. Parks is an interesting sleuth of the future, with a sharp tongue and sharper stilettos. Rardin's second urban noir fantasy thriller has an engaging protagonist, snappy dialog, and a storytelling style perfectly suited to its content. Most libraries with a demand for urban fantasy will want this title. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.