The sci-fi, paranormal parade continues with another barnburner that is a series. Trust me, when you read this you will be glad it is a series, there is so much info, backstory, and plotline crammed into this installment, reading the next two is a must. The plotline is complex, the reading enjoyable and fun; there are just so many facets and elements to it. Without further ado, here is the synopsis of the novel:
“ An explosion shatters the night sky.... Smoke and flames erupt over the city of Chicago. FBI Agent Nick Catlin watches helplessly as their only lead straps on a glider and leaps off a high rooftop, soaring toward Lake Michigan. They've lost him, again. The crime scenes always fit the same pattern-five babies are among the casualties. Fourteen months later, though, in New York, no infant bodies are found. Nick's gut tells him the killer was somehow interrupted in his work and that he won't stop until he tracks down those children and finishes what he started. Oklahoma rancher Leigh Barrus is barely making ends meet when his estranged niece, Janet, shows up at his ranch with five babies in tow. The terrifying tale she tells him about genetic experiments is only the beginning of the shocking truths.... A gripping sci-fi thriller for all ages Book One in The Unwanted Trilogy”
Serious goings on here, the novel is like watching a high wire balancing act. Carter mixes a concoction of equal parts bad guy, good guy, paranormal, prayer and religious overtones, with good dialogue and excellent suspense. For those that cringed when I mentioned the religious overtones and prayer, I must say Daniel Carter did a fine job of including them without seeming to be preachy or talking down to anyone, it was in good taste. Well done.
The Unwanted could easily be a movie or excellent graphic novel; it has all the right elements and feel to it. The characters have been given a great beginning in this first installment of the trilogy, I for one am looking forward to finding out where Mr. Carter takes these characters and how this ends up. The Unwanted is a novel you should Want to read for all the right reasons. Check it out and go for the ride.
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