Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Flight of the Tarantula Hawk Book Review

I have a new book that continues the Lance Underphal story that I first introduced you to in Dark Side of Sunset Pointe. This one is called Flight of the Tarantula Hawk written by Michael Allan Scott. Just so you know, these books can be read as stand alones. He is pretty good about bringing you up to speed so you don't fell lost in the story.
A hardcore contemporary mystery/thriller with a paranormal twist. New and different, the second book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series will keep you guessing . . .

TAILSPIN INTO MURDER - Recovering from a psychotic break, Realtor Carla Simon has her first showing in nearly eighteen months. When Carla's buyer pins her against the wall, it turns out to be the last house she'll ever show.

Lance Underphal attempts to bury his psychic curse alongside his troubled past. But when cryptic nightmares begin to plague him, Lance knows his struggles with the supernatural are far from over.

Homicide Detective Frank Salmon drags the reluctant psychic into the investigation. Underphal clues him in--this psycho is just getting started.

Salmon's manhunt ratchets up as Underphal's predictions come to pass. A wild ride full of twists and turns, from a Goth-fest gone wrong to a shiny new morgue, they grapple with demons real and imagined.

As his dead wife Sonja whispers words of warning, Lance comes face to face with the murderer fresh from a kill. It's only then he discovers it's the murderer who's stalking him. Lance wrestles with grim choices: Give up the chase and abandon his friends, or immerse himself in the killer's dark past and risk annihilation. Lance's only shot at redemption--face the horror and reveal its source.
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I really love these books! If you are a reader who loves murder/mysteries with a twist, then these books by Michael Allan Scott will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time! It takes awhile to get a feel for who might be the killer because Lance doesn't know right away. He takes you on a long journey filled with images and senses but even he isn't sure until almost the end, which makes it so much more fun to not be able to guess who the killer is.
I have been reading murder/mysteries for quite a long time and I have gotten very good at identifying the killer or killers pretty early on and that tends to make them boring after awhile which is why I no longer just concentrate on them anymore. I love mixing in Fantasy/Science Fiction/Paranormal into the mix to keep my mind fresh. With these books, I get a little of both and the fun of knowing that I can't predict who the killer is, which is what I want. I want to be engaged and it makes me want to read the whole book ASAP.
Lance doesn't always see the killer's face, so it comes across as something that is similar to the killer's makeup, so that is why in this book, he sees the tarantula because of the way he perceives the killer to be. So, it does get a little graphic but not as gory or bad as those slasher movies on TV, so if you can watch those, this is mild in comparison. And I kind of like that he talks to and sees his dead wife. It comforts me to know he isn't in this alone and at least has someone guiding him in the spiritual world so he doesn't get lost and ends up staying there!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
A contemporary mystery author, born and raised at the edge of the high desert in Kingman, Arizona, Michael Allan Scott resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Cynthia and their hundred-pound Doberman, Otto. In addition to writing mysteries and speculative fiction, his interests include music, photography, art, scuba diving and auto racing.
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.