When I read Spencer Kope's Collecting the Dead, I became a fan and eagerly awaited the next book in his Special Tracking Unit series, Whispers of the Dead. That second book was a good'un, too, so you know I did a happy dance when I found out that the third book will be released at the end of August.
Here's more about Shadows of the Dead:
|Available August 25, 2020|
Magnus “Steps” Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Known for his ability to find and follow trails over any surface, Steps is called in on cases that require his unparalleled skills. But there’s a secret to his talent. Steps has a kind of synesthesia where he can see the ‘essence’ of a person―what he calls ‘shine’―on everything they’ve touched.
Brought in to track the driver through a dense forest after the blood hounds have lost his trail, Steps and his partner Jimmy find the driver laughing maniacally, babbling about souls, and hiding a pristinely maintained box of eight posed rats. Now the Special Tracking Unit must chase two villains―through not just the real world, but the dark web as well―tracking an enemy they can't see, as time runs out for the unknown victims."
I really enjoy this series for the marvelous voice of its main character, for the strong, fast-paced mysteries, its multi-faceted cast, and for its often lyrical descriptions. If you aren't acquainted with Steps Craig, I highly recommend this series. I suggest that you begin with Collecting the Dead, and since there are only three books in the series so far, you won't have trouble catching up. (Hey-- it's better than my suggesting you start with book one of a twenty-five volume series!)