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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent book – as good as if not better than the f, 13 Feb 2003
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K. Newman "krazykmcd" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Tainted Trail (Ukiah Oregon Novels) (Mass Market Paperback)
Ukiah Oregon and his PI investigative partner Max are back, picking up the action a couple of months after ‘Alien Taste’ finished. Although the events of Alien Taste are synopsised at various points in Tainted Trail, I highly recommend that you read Alien Taste first, both for the background to this the second book, and because it is such an original, well conceived and executed tale in itself.
Spencer continues this excellence in Tainted Trail. Ukiah and Max have come to Oregon to investigate the disappearance of the niece of colleague Kraynak, who is also known to them as she used to work for the agency. Ukiah, with his tracking abilities down to the cellular level, is quickly on the trail. As usual, that’s where things start getting interesting. FBI, sheriff, family, Ontongard, Pack, and the recovery of a few more memories. It’s great. Twists, turns, unanticipated events – as before, the reader learns with Ukiah as he finds out as much about himself as he does the case he is working on.
Ukiah is maturing – he’s still somewhat of an innocent, but he is becoming more aware of light and dark, and shades of grey. Even Max, always heroic to Ukiah, causes him moments of disquiet here. But the essence of Ukiah is the same – someone who loves fiercely and loyally, and must protect those he loves at all costs. And even those that are Pack come to respect that element in him. I missed some of the characters in Alien Taste, especially Indigo who had to ‘stay at home and mind the child’ (urgh! Considering Indigo’s steely strength I have to say I didn’t like this passive role for her, but this is a very mild niggle). But meeting Magic Boy’s family more than made up for it, and Max's secondary storyline was fun. Once again, in an author that clearly knows the seedy side of life, I really enjoyed that although bad things happened to good people, for those I really cared about Ukiah was eventually able to make it right – with help this time from Jared. Ukiah really is a true hero, overcoming the odds and fighting for what he sees as right. I enjoyed this book every bit as much as the first one, and am looking forward with great anticipation to reading the next (Bitter Waters).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel, 29 Sep 2003
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A. N. Ramage (Edinburgh, UK) - See all my reviews
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Not often are sequels up to the promise of the first book. In this instance, Ms Spencer has admirably followed up her first novel with a sequel worthy of the promise of the first.
Ukiah Oregon, the hero from the first novel, continues to mature as he learns more about the world and how it operates. The war he encountered in the first novel is still ongoing, and factionalism on his side is introduced. He must learn to compromise with his own side as he searches for new ways to defeat the enemy.
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