The books are narrated from two perspectives: human and feline. The main character, Temple Barr, is owned by a black house panther by the name of Midnight Louie.
Set in Las Vegas, Louie rules the night and conducts his own investigations while Temple (ostensibly in the PR business but frequently found up to her eyeballs solving mysteries) conducts her own. Along with both current and former boyfriends, that is.
If you’re new to the series as I was, you may find the opening to be slow and a bit tedious as the first part necessarily fills in all the information you’ll need to know from previous books in order for you to jump into the story stream and understand the players.
But once the action begins, the story picks up.
Despite its title, no aliens make appearances in the book. Rather, the story line revolves around a new “Area 51” act, dead bodies, a female serial killer known as Kitty the Cutter and a late night, Dr. Phil-style radio talk show. Oh, and plenty of narrative from the cat’s POV. The feline repartee is written in a clever tone and there is a distinct underlying “gumshoe” style to the writing.
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