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Another One Bites the Dust (Jaz Parks, #2) - Jennifer Rardin Can I start by saying I love the cover? I mean, how totally simple is that?? And the blood droplets... The perfect finishing touch! *grin*Anyway. Another One Bites the Dust picks up with Jaz's next mission. This time she's tracking down a missing armor that was stolen from a super-secret military testing center, along with a super-villain who's trying to achieve dragonhood (dragondom?). The usual hijinks ensues, and this time it's boosted with extra ampage from a cast of characters who're still trying to get used to the fact that they're all working together. Of course, the bad guys all lead back to the uber-baddie on the CIA's list, so Jaz and gang have to try to neutralize the threat, retrieve the armor, and find someone who'll lead her to the top of the baddie pile-up. All without getting killed by her dreams of her past. Whew. The girl knows how to stay busy, huh?I like Jaz. I like that she's trying to deal with her loss and with the realization gained at the end of Once Bitten, Twice Shy (I can't tell you what it is, it's a dead giveaway if you haven't read the former)... I like that she makes mistakes, but tries to think fast enough on her feet to remedy any ill effects if she can. I like her interactions with those she loves, and I love her interactions with those she loathes. If you're looking for an easy-to-read series with a character who'll make you laugh out loud, pick up Jennifer Rardin's Jaz Parks books. I'm going to track down #3.