Title: Dark Ride Dogs
Author: Keith Melton
Series: Zero Dog Missions
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 2, 2014
I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Death prophecies, ghost clowns, homicidal redcaps…this town has really gone to the dogs.
Zero Dog mercenary Andrea Walker used to love fortune cookies—until the day she received a death prophecy inside one. Of course, believing a mass produced fortune from a baked good would be insane—until a berserker shows up on her doorstep claiming he’s been sent by an infamous oracle to save her life. She must hire him or die.
Hell really breaks loose when the Zero Dogs are contracted to stop a ghost-summoning goblin’s plan to bring his Eternal Malevolence Carnival and Incredible Show of Evil to Portland, starring a company of ghost performers—clowns, acrobats, and nefarious balloon-twisting mimes. Meanwhile, Andrea’s normally shy succubus friend seems to be falling for the mysterious berserker. Too bad a malfunctioning charm spell has the redcap goblin yearning for her as well.
Now Andrea must elude a death prophecy, discover if her new-hire berserker can be trusted, and avert the looming ghost clown apocalypse. Just another mad mission for the Zero Dogs.
Thoughts: Great read! It had been quite a while since I read the first book, (The Zero Dog Wars) but I was able to jump right back in and catch up with the gang. From page one you are pulled into the high-octane action. I loved it. It was fun revisiting all the different characters. It has something for everyone. The group is made up of a succubus, vampire, werewolf, magic users, demon, empath and leading the pack is pyromancer Andrea Walker. Dark Ride Dogs is a fast paced, gitty and exciting read. I recommend this one, especially if you love Urban Fantasy.
Dark Ride Dogs can be read as a stand along story.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://keithmelton.wordpress.com/
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Titles by Keith Melton:
Blood Vice (Nightfall Syndicate #1)
Ghost Soldiers (Nightfall Syndicate #2)
Run, Wolf (Nightfall Wolf Clans #1)
The Zero Dog War (Zero Dog Missions #1)
Dark Ride Dogs (Zero Dog Missions #2)