Indelible Ink



It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Something lurks inside Deena Riordan. She never once questioned her life in the criminal underworld as the star of Mr. Marsh’s illegal empire and his youngest assassin. Her ruthless demeanor and dark magical powers have kept her at the top of the heap for years. But one day she pushes the sorcery too far and something snaps. Only then does Deena realize she’s always been a puppet of that dark power with no true will of her own.

Now, in order to get out of the crime business for good, she needs to save her sister from Marsh’s angry clutches. It won’t be easy. She’ll have to make her way through friends turned foes, dodge determined federal agents, and stay out of a particularly stubborn fellow hitman’s sights. Worst of all, Deena will have to wrestle with the darkness inside to keep it from swallowing her up again.

What are they saying about Indelible Ink

“Dark, imaginative, and thrilling, Indelible Ink is part urban fantasy, part crime novel, and completely enthralling. A first-rate adventure from the ever-reliable pen of Matt Betts.”
—Tim Waggoner, author of Dream Stalkers

“Women assassins, guns, black magic and government conspiracy; what’s not to love about Matt Betts’ latest novel, Indelible Ink? Grab a copy now, before the powers that be decide you can’t be trusted with the truth.”
—Tom Barlow, I’ll Meet You Yesterday

“Matt Betts doesn’t seem to know all writers get put into a box. He ignores genres and boundaries and simply writes what his imagination wants. His stories are what make reading fun.”
—Greg Hall, Everyone Hates a Hero

“This urban fantasy has a strong female slant that I enjoyed, and the quirky character of FEI Agent Pel is one of my favorites. Betts’ use of the ‘ink’ and monstrous power it holds is intriguing and quite unlike anything I had read before. Deena is one tough fighter that I wouldn’t want to come across in a dark alley, or in a Starbucks either, for that matter. In case of impending apocalypse, I want her on my side.”
—Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Nameless

“A thrilling, clever, and quick paced fantasy!”
—Ellen Ann, NY Times Bestselling Author

“Mysterious powers and perpetual mayhem rip through this secret world where guns are bad, but something worse can lurk beneath the skin.”
—Nayad Monroe, Editor Not Our Kind

“Betts’s horror caper has its charms, including the portrayal of Deena’s changing mind-set as she grows younger and then older again, and a sniper whose hallucinations of his mother, mentor, and childhood teddy bear constantly berate and insult him.”
Publishers Weekly