Rune Leveau has a magical Talent for Finding things and a mountain of problems. Those problems get worse when she is approached by a charming, but dangerous cybernetically-altered corporate spy. When he says he wants her to help him find a wanted criminal called Anna Masterson, who went missing six years ago, it should be easy for a woman who's only special gift is finding things? The problem is Rune has a dangerous secret. She IS Anna Masterson, and the spy isn’t taking no for an answer.
St. Benedict has searched for the last six years for the Masterson Files, a computer program that is rumored to do the impossible, cast magic spells. Such a program would reshape the world. For his own reasons, he's determined to be the first to find it and the mysterious woman connected to it, Anna Masterson. Having exhausted his other options, he is left with a new hope that this Finder of the Lucky Devil can lead him to the prize he has sought for so long. But the Finder is proving difficult and he isn't going to take no for an answer.
Set in an alternate Chicago, where technology and magic are in competition with each other, this fast paced Cat-and-Mouse chase makes The Finder of the Lucky Devil a welcome addition to your urban fantasy/cyberpunk library.
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In a world only slightly different than ours, there is a place where magic users are tightly regulated. They are required to carry ID and pay money to the “government” which just seems to be a big mob in itself. You are either with the Government, with the Magic Users, or you are a floater. Someone who is destined to be harassed by both sides until you gain enough reputation to effectively shut them up. Or you have money, that always seems to quell the waves, at least for a little while.
This story started one way, it took a turn a couple of times, and ended completely different than it started and I loved it all the way through. A young magic user who does not believe in her own abilities is required to take over the bar from her Aunt. Her aunt was a well known witch and she is just a finder. Someone who can find things, and her bar just happens to have a devil that sits in a chair and takes notes from customers and allows her to use her abilities without really using them. Simple magic tricks that her aunt set up before she died. With only the rocks that her aunt infused along with the bar, she is about to lose everything.
When a police agent walks in at the same time that mortgage thugs and others coming for the unknown magic user and money, and a finder, yeah you get the point. Hell is going to break loose in this little bar. The minute she leaves the bar, her ordinary life as much as it is ordinary is thrown around until she doesn’t even know who she is anymore. Sometimes you have to break to find yourself, even if you are a finder.
I really liked this story, I don’t know why because it is a little weird, at least at the beginning, but the depth of world that the author created really drug me into the story and held me tight. I hope that there are more stories in this world because I really enjoyed the main character and the trials and tribulations that she went through.