This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Tor
Released on June 5, 2018
Things were in a bit of a jam at the end of book two so I was ready to pounce when this final book in the series came available. Vampires, FBI, betrayals, and an enemy who seems to be holding all the cards was definitely just my thing.
Outbreak is book three in an Urban Fantasy trilogy so it does not work standalone or out of order.
Alex and Lindy are trying to catch their breath after the bloody and deadly shocking ending to their last case, but then their peace is shattered when Chase bursts in with news he was mesmerized by Hector and made to be a departmental leak. He had no idea what intel he gave the enemy, but part of it was used to stay a two part prison break that now has everyone scrambling. Alex’s FBI team is put on suspension and Lindy is under arrest. Now, they are all right where Hector wants them as he makes his big moves.
Things were so dire and exciting right from the start with this one. I enjoyed seeing what Alex and Lindy would do with their backs against the wall. It was going to take a team effort and some ingenuity which is something I’ve liked all through this series. The middle of the book is the team at work on their plans and the ending was another great climax scene with a bit of a denouement to give the series closure.
My only niggles are that during the middle, I did feel some lag while necessary preparations were being made and the epilogue gave closure, but didn’t really have any shine to it. What it did do, thankfully, was leave a little window open in case the author wants to jump back in and do some more stories in the Nightshades world.
In summary, I loved the author’s take on vampires and enjoyed how she paired the paranormal with an FBI procedural. It had some grit and some great suspense and action moments. I enjoyed all the characters and how they came together as a team. Alex and Lindy were a good romantic pairing though romance was only one of the elements. Definitely a nice quick-read trilogy for Urban Fantasy and vampire fans.
I rec’d the book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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