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- Publisher: Beezle Media, LLC; 2 edition (June 14, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 14, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ZODAYBI
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In this book, rather than trouble finding Zed, Zed seeks out his troubles. Our hero is upping his own danger quotient (wholly unnecessarily.) Our hero seems bent on dying for a good cause and remains alive as he cannot find the worthy adversary. The overall premise remains exciting with Zed developing a need to find the cause of mysterious helicopters seen at the close of book six (Slow Burn: Bleed), but something intangible is missing in the telling. Either the new antagonist is very important and the author was too stingy with the bread-crumbs of what is to come next, or this new antagonist is not important and much ado is made about the mysterious Judge. (I'm stopping there to avoid a spoiler.)
Otherwise, the story line is a delightful next chapter in the life of Zed and Murphy. One especially delightful improvement in this book is the author spending significant time trying to explain what his protagonists are thinking and feeling. (Some call this the elusive concept of character development.) This provides some insight into the future possible directions for the series -- and at this point, the options are delightfully endless!
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One caution, however, to the author. At some point, the loose ends are growing. Some involved side characters we readers feel need to be revisited. Throw us a bone, where is Mark and his funky-bunch! Some of these loose ends need to be brought together and closed. A Freitag, a Bubbles, and perhaps a small family loaded in a station wagon can come and go and never appear again. I get it, not every question needs to be answered, but consider closing out some of the side story items. Revisiting a likeable or heavily-discussed lost character brings back fond memories to the reader and the recalls are usually fun. ... Just some thoughts.
As much as I am looking forward to Book 8, I hope the time will be taken to explain what's going on in the world away from Zed and Murphy. If that means waiting a month or two (or three) longer, that's fine too. There are a ton of fun characters and locations in the prior books. The new book introduces new fun characters and locations too, but I kinda hoped for some signs or indications of whoever else is still in play.
After reading book 7, I subconsciously became aware the end was drawing near, & that made me anxious. The end came today, & I am so sad. My only criticism is too much happened in the last chapter for my mind to assimilate...a slower ending would have pleased me better (like in a book 10?)...
Thank you, Mr. Adair, for a wonderful, exhilarating literary "ride of my life" in this 9 volume SLOW BURN series! You are a talented writer with a great imagination! For that reason, I will definitely seek out your other books & explore your talents in them!