AUTHOR: Jordan Castillo Price
DATE FINISHED: January 23
BLURB: After years of frustration as a PsyCop, Victor Bayne reports for duty at the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. As a fledgeling agent, he’s ready to smoke out a few ghosts and be home each night in time for dinner. But is he prepared to add a professional dimension to his romantic partnership with Jacob Marks?
Jacob has already established his territory in the Program—he’s competent, he’s respected, and he’s pretty much fearless. The last thing Vic wants to do is screw up in front of him.
When fellow agents start turning up dead, Vic is expected to do more than just lay their ghosts to rest. But what if his psychic talent isn’t quite enough? As the death toll rises, he and Jacob scramble to determine who’s in danger, and who’s a killer.
Using all the resources at their disposal, they close in on their suspect. But as they do, their past comes back to haunt them…and even Jacob worries they’ve tampered with forces they should have left alone. Are their combined talents enough to protect them from enemies both living and dead?
REVIEW: It was interesting reading this so soon after getting the narrator from another perspective. I found myself trying to transpose Crash's version of Victor over what I'd created in my head, which probably pulled me out of the story a little bit. Not that it was bad. Just...predictable. I figured out who the bad guy was very early in the story, but both Victor and Jacob were oddly blind to it. It made the climax not very exciting. I'm not sure that was the point, though. The other narrative thread going through it about Victor's past had as much if not more page time. It was good to get more details, but the author has a way of introducing characters that I end up not liking very much (but she clearly expects me to, like Red in the last book). In this case, it's Darla, the other medium from Victor's time at Camp Hell. I thought she was a bitch throughout the story, but the ending makes it clear she could easily show up in future books as a friend. Blech. Overall, I'm still enjoying the series, but I found myself missing some of the secondary characters who aren't around any more.
SQUARE: Female author