Outbreak

Melissa F. Olson. Tor.com, $4.99 e-book (240p) ISBN 978-1-250-17629-5
The last chapter of Olson’s Nightshades urban fantasy series brings the adventures of paranormal investigative agent Alex McKenna to a thrilling conclusion. Alex and his vampire lover, Lindy, are shaken when a host of captive vampires break free from their maximum-security prison and Lindy’s brother emerges from hiding, bent on breaking the human world through fear and terror. Alex and Lindy team up with some unlikely allies to stop this scourge. Underneath the action lies relatable drama of sundered families and questioning one’s identity. The shade and human worlds become divided and supposedly unalienable rights are threatened in a tongue-in-cheek critique of our turbulent political era. Though at times the plot strays toward the familiar, there is no doubt that Olson has created memorable characters and an immersive world. Olson’s fans will be delighted with this final book in the trilogy. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/30/2018
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