Title: Arcanum: What Evils Lurk in the Hearts of Men
Author: Mychael Black
Publisher: Torquere Books
Sub-Genre: Paranormal, Thriller, Suspense
Detectives Jonah and Riley Pierce are back in another case for Arcanum, the US government’s paranormal police agency. This time, however, they’re headed to Berlin when a series of murders points to the enigmatic leader of a research institute. Things turn personal very quickly, though, and they find themselves in a race to stop a psychopathic mortal hellbent on finding the daywalker gene.
At just sixty one pages, What Evils Lurk is an incredibly well told story about Detectives and brothers, Jonah and Riley Pierce and their quest to help the government find and stop a man who has been kidnapping vampires, draining them of their blood and killing them all to find a special rare type of vampire.
As we know, Jonah is a vampire and he’s invaluable to the force, his brother Jonah is as well, but for different reasons. In the beginning, we find them on a stakeout trying to catch someone, and they do, make no mistake about it, but that leads them home, and into bed and into a pretty hot sex scene. Let me warn you, IF you don’t like the idea of brothers being intimate, you have two choices. A- don’t read it, or B- read it and take it for what it is. The author is very talented and each scene is very well done, but not overly so.
The brothers are asked by their boss to head to Europe to investigate the disappearances of the vampires and he in turn accompanies them. The whole set up there is very realistic, the description and secondary characters are very well done, likeable and believable. I loved the suspense building up to the encounter, held my breath a few times where Riley was concerned, especially when he offers himself to the madman who is behind draining and killing the vampires all because he wants the blood of a daywalker in his system. What is a daywalker? Not telling.
Very well done story, a great addition to the on-going series, (we need more Mychael!) and a must read to any Jonah and Riley fan.
Reviewed By: Michele