Saturday, November 28, 2020

Red Hands

Book source ~ NetGalley
8 December 2020
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
320 Pages

My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble

A Fourth of July parade in Jericho Falls is interrupted by something horrifying and the Sinclair family is in the middle of it. People are dying and weird shit expert Ben Walker is called in to contain the situation. But this…thing is already out of hand and it’s only going to get worse. Ben really has his work cut out for him this time.

This story starts out with a bang and doesn’t let up until the end. It’s the stuff of nightmares with horror, science, bioterrorism, suspense and thriller all rolled up into an awful scenario. After the Pandora incident in the last book, Ben has been sidelined by his higher ups and he’s been left out of all things DARPA for nine months. But then as he’s going camping with his son he gets a call, but not from his old boss. From his new one. Or is she? Ben’s not sure, but there’s shit happening in the US and he needs to get there and get it under control. He needs to intercept Maeve Sinclair before anyone else does and bring her in where they can contain her before anyone else dies. Quite a tall order even for Ben, but he tackles it as best he can. When he runs into Maeve he feels like he may already be too late to save her. However, there is more than a biochemical reaction going on with her. Something else is there, inside her, and it’s getting stronger. What. The. Hell?!

Having read Ararat and The Pandora Room, I had an inkling of what Ben would be up against - weird shit that is extremely dangerous. The story is super-fast paced and the characters are well-fleshed out. The tension is palpable, the suspense is the edge-of-your-seat, fingernail-biting kind, and the horror, well, it’s nightmare inducing. Eeeeeee! Seriously, this story is all kinds of fucked up. I highly recommend it!