by Keri Arthur
Kindle Edition – Read October 23, 2014
Original Release: September 22, 2004
Re-Release: September 30, 2014
Length: 368 pages
Official Description: (This is book #2 in the Spook Squad series)
COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS
A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up? And are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical?
The investigation takes an eerie, personal turn when Sam discovers a connection between herself and the victims—and a clue to her own mysterious origins. With the violence escalating and the danger drawing closer to home, the stakes are raised and the mission changes from seeking justice to ensuring Sam and Gabriel’s own survival. And the one person who seems to hold all the answers—about Hopeworth, about Sam’s past—is a mystery man she isn’t sure she can trust. They share a psychic link through her dreams, and he once saved her life, but he may just be the greatest enemy humankind has ever known.
MY GOSH! This is my favorite series, so far, that I’ve read from Keri Arthur. It is just really well done. It’s all about the story. There is zero romance, though it is hinted that it could be a possibility in the final book. There is just so much going on that I am sad that there are only 3 books in this series. I love Sam. She is incredible, she has her vulnerabilities, but she learns to act passed those insecurities. She is learning more and more about herself as this too short series comes to an end. This book introduces the Hopeworth entity, and really we only get a peak of the potential. We learn just so much about her world, and this entire story is some sordid link to her past that has everything and nothing to do with her. We see Sam start to blossom as a 30-year-old, pretty much beginning puberty. We see Gabriel fight his need to be her friend, partner, maybe something more. We see how important these two could be to one another, only to ignore that because of their pride. There is a lot of action in this, a bit of suspense and mystery. It just all comes together in a wonderful tale that is difficult to put down, and will leave you wanting more.
*I did receive this book for free for an honest review.
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