Truth Seer, Book 1
Synopsis: Bounty hunter Rafe Montana is a Seer, descended from the fabled Atlanteans. He uses his inherited power to “see” criminals across the globe and track them down, and he’s just started on a new case. Danny Cangialosi is accused of disappearing with a stolen car…but for the first time in his life, when Rafe goes looking, he is unable to “see” him. Instead, his search leads him to Danny’s stubborn, meddling, and very cute stepsister, Cara McGaffigan.
Cara is looking for Danny, too, but not to turn him in. He is her brother, after all, and she’s convinced he has a good heart. If she can just find him before the cops do, she’ll figure out a way to get him out of this. But Cara didn’t count on a scorching-hot bounty hunter getting in her way.
Despite instant chemistry, Rafe and Cara know they’re never going to see eye-to-eye when it comes to Danny. What they don’t know is that Danny didn’t just steal a car—he stole a precious stone, a stone right out of the legends of Atlantis. It holds powers they can only dream of…and its owner wants it back.
Review: I did not know anything about the series nor the author but with the release of the second volume, I was curious to discover a little more about it. Have you seen the mention of Atlantis? I admit that it is something that intrigued me right away. Who would not to? There is always so much to do on this subject and the author has been very successful in reusing the theme.
Cara has always helped her brother whatever the problem, but the later could cause more trouble than expected. Indeed, after stealing a car and a very powerful stone, it seems that everyone is on his pursuit. Yet Cara has no use of it because she wants to help him and to save him from this new problem. But nothing is simple and it starts with Rafe, a weird bounty hunter. While they must team up together for various reasons, new problems will arise, and our heroes will have to make decisions that will change their lives completely.
I loved Cara, she is a young woman full of sensitivity but who is willing to do anything for the people she loves. Her brother is the only one that remains and she is quite determined to do anything to save him. Her association with Rafe however, is not something that can help him and yet this man seems to have a great talent and is able to keep her alive by the time she is able to find her brother. She did not even expect this great attraction that appears between them and thwarts his plans as well as her own. I also enjoyed Rafe. This is a man who is haunted by his own demons and past and he is trying to forget about all that, hoping that it will not catch him up. Alas, his meeting with Cara changes the situation and what he thought forgotten finally reappears. Yes, because this man is not a common human, oh no, because he is a descendant of a survivor of Atlantis and thus he has some strange powers. Indeed, Rafe is able to find anyone on the planet, manages to have visions of the future in some cases and even to know when a person is telling the truth or not. Well, in fact, I do not know if I would enjoy having such a gift because it has to be very difficult to wear something like that… Don’t you think? But in any case, Rafe used that brilliantly in his profession. But that’s not all because an entity lives inside him, « the hunter », this one can takes control without him ever knowing the consequences of his act. This is also why he is trying as best as he can to keep control. In any case I like to see the relationship between the two characters growing slowly even if I wanted to shake them from time to time. They were quite touching both in the end.
I enjoyed discovering the stories and characters related to Atlantis. It was something very original and even if it is true that I wished we learned a little more about this mythical people, the history of the descendants was fascinating. In terms of plot, I was quite surprised by one of the villain chasing the stone, but he is not alone and the other is determined to reclaim what is his. I think this is the only aspect of the story for me was a little less well done for real, but considering everything, it’s not really a problem.
I had in any case a good time with this first volume and I’ll start the second featuring Rafe’s brother, Darius soon. I am curious to read more about him.