Title: Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, Book 1)
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Rachel Morgan 1
Format: Paperback; 432 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager (October 2, 2006)
Author's Website: http://kimharrison.net/
Notes: I bought this one.
Almost forty years ago, a quarter of the human population died from a mutated virus named the T4 Angel. The virus was tracked back to an Arctic lab, where the lethal chain of DNA escaped by way of a bioengineered tomato which found its way to store shelves. Most Inderland species were resistant to the Angel virus. With so many humans dead, the supernatural community decided it was time to make their presence known. With the virus' apparent preference for humans, some believed, incorrectly, that the supernatural community had engineered it. The Turn, as it came to be called, changed the world irrevocably. Humans attempted unsuccessfully to rid themselves of supernaturals, but slowly the realization came that they weren't going anywhere. From the dust, the Federal Inderland Bureau, aka FIB, emerged. It replaced the local US law enforcement and was created to police Inderlander activities. The Inderlanders, in turn, created their own law enforcement agency, Inderland Security, aka IS.