Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews is the fourth book in the Kate Daniels series. As I mentioned in my review of Magic Strikes, I am quite enjoying the world building and background of this series. The action scenes continue to be very well done. I’m still not particularly pleased with the romance angle of the story. It just seems a bit on the trite side for the girl to always fall for the biggest most lordly of the shapechanger hero types.
That having been said, the main story concerns the arrival in Atlanta of a mysterious figure who seems to be killing some of the cities tough guys (no tough girls being killed.) The villain then goes on to infect the corpse with a magically virulent disease variant. Kate’s job is to track down the plague carrier while dealing with political and life problems.