Rating: 4 of 5
Author: J.K. Walker
Format: Paperback, Kindle
Interning with the Salt Lake Police Department, Jasmine Bedeau sits in the police car with Detective Tabatha Granger when a call comes in regarding a nearby robbery. They arrive at the scene finding the perpetrator they are sent to intercept is no ordinary criminal. He moves with amazing speed, the sclera of his eyes are filled blood red, and after he fires multiple rounds, Jazz returns fire hitting him squarely in the chest with no effect. A new drug is on the streets – Sanguine – it turns people into extraordinarily strong killers who feel no pain. Its origins – supernatural. Its implications – disastrous. As Jazz uncovers the mystery of who is behind the drug and its distribution, an even greater threat to the supernatural community emerges, one that Jazz cannot stop.
Sanguine Eyes, by J.K. Walker, continues the Salt Lake After Dark series. In this chapter of this ongoing saga, Walker masterfully draws the reader into Jazz’s world as it crumbles around her. As the story progresses, Jazz loses one thing after another that is important to her – I would expound on this more but will refrain from doing so as to avoid mentioning any spoilers. Suffice to say, Jazz world is shaken more so than it was when she first learned she was a were-leopard. I also appreciate Walker’s ability to narrate a good fight scene. With clarity and precision, Walker provides just enough detail with the appropriate pace to fully immerse the reader.
Readers of this series will enjoy this latest addition. However, those who are new can read this installment and fully appreciate and enjoy the story without missing a beat.
Note: A complimentary copy of this novel was provided in return for a review.