Chase Dagger is pulled into several cases that are linked by the most bizarre common denominator: Not one surveillance camera reveals the assailant. One of the victims was a scientist which garners the attention of the FBI, CIA, and DOD. Exactly what was the scientist working and what connection does he have to the other cases? A mystery laced with urban fantasy and sci-fi. More
Chase Dagger is pulled into several cases that are linked by the most bizarre common denominator: Not one surveillance camera reveals the assailant. Sergeant Padre Martinez believes the assailant is an old nemesis, a computer savvy ex-con who has manipulated cameras in the past. When the body of a research scientist and his wife are discovered, things get complicated. Not only are the ex-con's prints found in the scientist's home, but the deaths also attract the interest of the FBI, CIA, NSA, and DOD. Exactly what was the scientist working on and what connection does he have to the other cases? Are the crimes really the skill of a high-tech genius or is there something more sinister at work? Just when the evidence points strongly to Padre's number one suspect, Padre is accused of planting evidence and removed from the case. Enter Chase Dagger. Unusual cases require unusual detectives. Whether it's solving the case of a woman who is murdered five years aftr her alleged death (THE GOOD DIE TWICE) or chasing after a suspect not quite human (FULL MOON-BLOODY MOON), Dagger has his hands full while staying two steps ahead of his mysterious past. Book 3 in the series.
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on July 9, 2014 :
Great start to a wonderful series. I love the characters, and really was interested in what happened to them. If I had to classify this set of novels, I would say it is primarily mystery, although action and fantasy also play a role.
The actions flow logically, given the knowledge of the characters at the time, and the mystery really keeps you guessing until the end of the story. The one caution I would make is that you definitely should read the books in order.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
on June 12, 2012 :
I read all five books in the series and enjoyed each one of the them. The shapeshifter premise is interesting and well developed but it is the character development of the supporting characters that is really quite good and adds a lot to the stories. I plan to re-read the series in the future as well as hold out hope for another case.
The only problem I found was the occasional typo or failure in editing which disturbs the flow of the story.