Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kay Hooper's new Haven novel "Hostage" is a win!

Haven operative Luther Brinkman has been sent into the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee to locate escaped felon Cole Jacoby, a mentally unstable bank robber. Supposedly, Jacoby hid more than ten million dollars from his last heist before he was captured—and rather mysteriously escaped federal custody. And once Brinkman finds Jacoby, the agent is left severely wounded, with no way to convey his location to Haven.

Callie Davis, an agent with the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit, has been in the area for some time, due to the foresight of her boss and unit chief, Noah Bishop. But when she finds the wounded Brinkman, her rescue mission turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

What neither Luther nor Callie know is that their quarry is far more than an escaped bank robber. And that in hunting him, they will find themselves being hunted by him, and will discover him to be the worst monster either of them has ever known.

I was seriously disappointed in Hooper's last novel, Haven, but Hostage definitely was better. I picked it up and read it in about 2 hours. I absolutely couldn't put it down.  There are a couple of different stories going on here. First, Luther Brinkman is sent by Haven to the Appalachia Mountains to track a bank robber. He finds him alright, and gets shot in the process. He is found by Callie Davis, an SCU agent that Bishop sent to see if the robber, Jacoby, was a psychic and to what extent. His escape was odd enough to catch Bishop's eye.
Hollis and DeMarco head to Alexander House to try to help Hollis develop her medium abilities. Mrs Alexander wants to communicate with her dead husband, but her brother in law Owen, is of course spectacle. Until Hollis relates something to him that no one knows.
I really liked this book! I absolutely couldn't put it down. I have always loved Ms Hooper's books so I am really glad that this one was as wonderful as the others (escape for Haven). Last thing.. Where's the money?

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