Spook Squad, Book 2
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I always take great pleasure with every book by Keri Arthur and I could not wait to read this one. The first novel raised many questions and had several characters we fall in love with and I was wondering where the author would lead us this time. One thing is for sure, I loved this novel and I had a great time with the whole story. A wonderful discovery and I look forward to get into the third volume.
Sam is now working with Gabriel although the latter does everything possible to make her leave her post and to make her request a transfer. They both know exactly where they stand yet, whatever happens, Sam is much more determined to keep this job and to find some answers about her past. In addition, our heroine is very good at being in dangerous situations without anyone’s help. I must say that everyone is looking to kill her all the time, which does not help at all with the situation. New monsters appear to target and kill people without anyone to truly understand the link and Gabriel and Sam will be forced to work together at least a minimum to find the culprit.
I was fascinated by the story from the beginning of the novel. In addition, the investigation we find here touches closely Sam and her past and we learn a little more about that even though everything is still a blur. I admit that it is quite a haunting mystery and I can not wait to know the whole truth about the young woman. But that’s not all because there is also the man who rescues her in the first volume, which now appears in her dreams to try to give her the tracks on her past. I’m really curious to know exactly the whole truth about her even if we start to have some answers. And then there is the relationship between Gabriel and Sam … Oh those two, everything is always complicated with them. We see that they are perfectly made for each other but they both refuse to try anything, including Gabriel. Oh yes! Because the young woman decides to test his limits here and it was pretty funny to see how she managed it. I’m wondering how this relationship will evolve in the future. Anyway, Sam is a young woman that I love to follow. She is strong, determined and wants to understand what’s going on in her life. Her powers evolve and change, and I’m curious to see where this will lead her. I do think that everything will be complicated for her later. On his side, it’s true that Gabriel is frustrating. We understand perfectly why he acts like that but we want to shake him as much as Sam. He is quite irritating and many events would have been easier if he had involved the woman in his actions. By cons, as with all series re released, I hope there will be more novels one day because from what I’ve read, the story is not really finished with the last volume.
In any case it was a very pleasant surprise and as I said, we’re drawn into the investigation. You’ll see it’s a very good story, without any down time but with many explosive events. Admittedly, Keri Arthur never disappoints and the fans will be thrilled with this new series. So it’s a very good novel and I’m glad to have the opportunity to read all the writings of the author.