Patrick Murphy was a bare knuckle boxer from a traveller family in his mortal life, in his immortal life he's a smooth talking scoundrel, but has depth, kindness, morals and a soul searing passion for one female, Anne O'Dea.
I love Anne, but then I was bound too because she is one of the daughters of the elusive character Tywyll, and she is the perfect match for our playboy leader of Dublin, Murphy.
This book follows on from the other's in the Elemental World series tracking the Elixer storyline. The world building is, as with the other books, immersive. Elizabeth writes character's that you fall in love with or, in the case of the villains, grow to despise with a passion.
Throughout the Elemental Mysteries Series and the Elemental World Series there has not been one book that has not blown my socks off (I have re-read the Elemental Mysteries 3 times) and Scarlet Deep has to be one of my faves. If you have not yet treated yourself to a visit to any of Elizabeth Hunter's books, please do so - I love her worlds!
Loved seeing some of the old faces, and the way Elizabeth cleverly links the books through the entire story arc is amazing.
More please :-)
On the waves of the North Atlantic, a poison spreads, sapping the life from humans and striking madness into immortals.
Patrick Murphy, the immortal leader of Dublin, has been trying to stem the tide of Elixir washing into his territory, but nothing seems to stop the vampire drug. While others in the immortal world work to cure the creeping insanity that Elixir threatens, Murphy has been invited to London to join a summit of leaders hoping to discover who is shipping the drug. If Murphy and his allies can cut off the supply, they might be able to halt the spread long enough for a treatment to be found for the humans and vampires infected.
Anne O’Dea, Murphy’s former lover, retreated from public life over one hundred years ago to help immortals in need… and to heal her own broken heart. Though powerful connections keep her insulated from the violence of vampire politics, even Anne is starting to feel the effects of Elixir on her isolated world. The human blood supply has been tainted, and with Anne’s unique needs, even those closest to her might be in danger. Not just from infection, but Anne’s escalating bloodlust.
When Anne and Murphy are both called to London, they’re forced to confront a connection as immortal as they are. As they search for a traitor among allies, they must also come to terms with their past. Behind the safe facade of politics, old hungers still burn, even as an ancient power threatens the fate of the Elemental World.