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A fascinating twist and outstanding characters
on 14 February 2013
There are so many stories out there about vigilantes and FBI - and then there's this amazing, gripping, chilling yarn which knocks the rest into a cocked hat! The Huntress lives in the present tense, and we have to tease out every hint to find out about her. Then there's our FBI ASAC, Roarke (no, not JD Robb's Irishman - and how brave of this author to use the name and risk the wrath of millions of women who probably believe it belongs exclusive to that one), a man who's only desire since childhood had been to join the FBI, and whose every experience has been leading him to this investigation.
All the characters who appear in the book are extremely well-drawn and believable. The clever plot held me enthralled from the first couple of chapters, and I genuinely didn't want to put the book down until the end - and even then I couldn't believe the story was over, and wanted more. There's doubt, and worry, and distraction, there's concern about who is good and who is bad, and is it possible to do bad things but still be on the side of Right. There's an amazing father and son, fighting their own battles, and a breath-taking description of butterflies, and blood and gore, and nasty perversions and brutality and doublecross - and I can only say 'Buy it; I don't see how you can regret it'.
I'm off to buy the second in the series, and have my fingers crossed that the author can maintain the exceptionally high standards of this book.