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- Print Length: 304 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1544152302
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 30, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XBJPGFQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,350,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fly by Night (Criminal Elements Book 2) Kindle Edition
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The team of Meyers and Meyers work well together to continue expanding their series plot line, and what awaits readers in Book 3 of the Criminal Elements series is eagerly anticipated. There is some amazing writing in “Fly by Night” with language that smacks the senses and sparks the imagination, like when Rook presents the reader with a perfect image of the scene he is describing … “He looked at me then at a derelict building. Not sure what happened to it, but it wasn't in bad shape. The place was completely destroyed—just mostly—one of those ruins that looked like a stiff breeze could push it over. Yet it persisted through storm and rain and snow, just giving the fully intact buildings around it a big, crumbly finger.”
Fans of “Playing with Fire” will find more than a few secrets revealed about Renee, Stone, Grace, and Medium while Rook tries to placate everyone by being a good boy. There is wit, there is charm, and there is action, and all in all, I found “Fly by Night” to be a satisfying read. The authors have succeeded in building a complicated world where Talents—those with special paranormal abilities—continue to display their skills in an ever-evolving story. And yet, the narrative’s high energy banter, combined with the frantic thoughts of their protagonist (Rook), makes this book an often difficult read. The tale also seems bereft of “normal” everyday human beings. In fact, it’s not very clear whether or not the world is populated only by Talents in Book 2 since humans are hardly ever mentioned and are most definitely not part of the main story. Although this is not necessarily a negative if the authors intended their world to be this way, I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened had a human with no paranormal powers been thrown into the mix. “Fly by Night” is also a bit long on scheming and short on action compared to its elder sibling, “Playing with Fire”. But Rook’s contemplations on the lives and skills of his teammates and his strange sense of humor, along with his strenuous efforts to develop his supernatural powers, held my interest enough to enjoy the discovery that he was a much more likeable character than I ever could have imagined.
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Only a couple months have passed since our rag-tag group met with misadventure and betrayal in Seattle. Rook has returned to his home turf to lick his wounds and try to salvage his 'professional' reputation. It's a tall order, made even more difficult when Rook starts hearing voices. Unsure what's happening, he calls the only person he can still count on for help.
When Carlos (aka Medium) arrives, he can tell something big is happening to Rook, something outside their ability to understand, let alone control. Medium suggests more experienced assistance but that's a call Rook refuses to make... until Medium winds up in the crossfire and the young Talent's life is put in jeopardy. Watching Rook eat crow (so to speak) was highly entertaining. Hat in hand, he has no choice but to get the band back together. But gathering the Seattle team in one place comes with it's own dangers as enemies from both Rook's and Stone's past come out of he woodwork with deadly consequences.
I was devastated when I got to the end of his book and realized the ride was, for now, over. To be honest, Rook was my least favorite character from the first book. But in book two he REALLY shines. Sure, he's still sarcastic as hell, but getting a bird's eye view of his life really helped put things into perspective. And watching him try to repair bridges... okay, more like rebuild them from the smoking rubble of Seattle... with Grace, Renee and Stone was painfully realistic.
Once again, I appreciated the way characters' use of their Talents and shifting was moderated. The fantasy element is mitigated with realism in such a way as to create a palpable realism. I can picture these characters living, breathing, and walking down the sidewalk beside me. The world Cris & Clare have created is totally addicting! Strap yourself in and prepare for a wild ride.
I can't wait for book three!
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