From Publishers Weekly
Cyborg secret agent Lila Black learns that her worst enemy may be her own traumatic past in Robson's high-powered second Quantum Gravity installment (after 2006's Keeping It Real
). Lila's first assignment was a disaster: she was forced to kill a friend to save elven rock star Zal, and now that friend, the elven necromancer Tath, lives inside her, commenting on her actions à la Jiminy Cricket. There's no cure for a tough job like diving headfirst into another, so now Lila is off on an undercover mission to Demonia to investigate the results of the recent quantum bomb explosion and learn how Zal managed to travel to Hell and become part demon. Her investigation is complicated by her cover as a journalist reporting on Demonian high society, as dangerous forces lurk behind the social whirl of luxurious parties. Robson's mix of magical and technological elements, intrigue and action should be just the thing for paranormal and fantasy adventure readers. (Oct.)
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Robson continues, from Keeping It Real (2007), the story of super cyborg secret-agent-extraordinare Lila Black as she follows her former charge Zal, the most famous rock star in Otopia, into Demonia. Lila's ostensible job is to figure out what exactly the elf Zal did that allowed him to become part demon and change his magic. In love with beauty and life's extremes, the demons truly enjoy entangling a human in their strange politics. But Lila, still struggling with being a cyborg, has to cope with those politics, which her bosses didn't entirely understand and couldn't warn her about effectively. Unfortunately, help in Demonia comes with a price and is unlikely to be what one expects. Lila remains entangled in the Game with Zal, and her employers are still holding on to secrets. Clearly having fun in a world of elves, fairies, and high-tech toys, Robson has a great sense of rock and roll, too, which helps lots in this almost-over-the-top confection. Schroeder, Regina