"I'm Makenna Fraser. I'm not what most people would call normal, never have been, never will be, and I'm fine with that. Members of my family...(are) what my Grandma Fraser called seers. We can see through any veil, ward, shield or spell any supernatural can come up with as a disguise. ... I work for Supernatural Protection & Investigations, also known as SPI. They battle the supernatural bad guys of myth and legend, and those who would unleash them. SPI's mission is twofold: keep the world safe for supernaturals and humans alike, and cover up the truth. ... My job as the seer for the New York office is to point out the supernatural bad guys, then step aside so the commando-ninja-badass monster fighters can take them into custody--or if necessary, take them out."
The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin is a fun supernatural adventure. Mac and her partner, Ian Byrne, the tall, dark and dangerous ex-military type, must track down two ten-foot tall monsters that have been unleashed on New York City by an unknown foe, and they only have two days to do it. Because on New Year's Eve, those mythic monsters are going to do some real damage.
There's a lot of mayhem and magic in this book, and some memorable characters, too, like Yasha Kazakov, the Russian werewolf who's one of SPI's best drivers and trackers, and Vivienne Sagadraco, the intimidating founder of SPI who also happens to be a dragon. This book also has some great dialogue, and lots of humor. And plenty of action. The Grendel Affair is well-written, reads fast, and is very entertaining! I liked it a lot. And I want to thank Ashley over at The Rustic Reading Gal for recommending this urban fantasy series; I can't wait to read the rest.