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“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
― Voltaire

Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers, Book 1) - C.E. Murphy Overall an enjoyable read. A reluctant mechanic in the police department is moved to help a woman she witnessed being attacked. She finds a cab driver to get her to the location and meets the woman, opening up a series of events that change her life. A reviewer characterized Joanne as a "reluctant heroine," and that captures the character mood well. She ends up involved in the supernatural, discovering shaman skills after a deadly meeting with the Wild Hunt. I enjoyed the introduction to her life and the back-and -forth struggle of needing to learn but not wanting to learn about her special powers. The underlying mystery that drives her is moderately interesting as she investigates a series of murders. The dialogue is snappy, if somewhat adolescent smart-ass. I enjoyed it, but won't add it to my permanent collection.