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on 27 November 2012
I'd never come across this series before, knew nothing about its background, website, authors, or anything else. I downloaded this as a free book, and am now absolutely hooked!
I was always taught to read the introduction to a book after reading the book, because it would make much more sense, and it's definitely true in this instance. For anyone else who knows nothing about it all, I couldn't do better than quote from the introduction: "A mystery/suspense show, a cop show, a profiler show - but with a science-fictional problem at its heart". The characters are a little confusing at first, but are then skilfully developed, partly as the solving of each case is told largely from the perspective of one of the investigators, but also through the vignettes which crop up between the main stories. Each member of the team is extremely complex, and there's certain to be much more to learn about their pasts, and presents, just hinted at at the moment.
The plots are exceptionally clever, and slightly chilling, but at the same time you can see the team meld together as they each become accustomed to the others' foibles, learn to trust, and open up a little about themselves. There are still lots of secrets. While I wouldn't want to be a Gamma, there might be something to be said for being a Beta, when you learn about their metabolism and read the many detailed descriptions of the type and amount of food they eat, purely in order to maintain minimum body weight.
There appear to be 12 books available on Kindle, and I have high hopes that they will be equally fascinating. I can't recommend this one highly enough.