Bait

BaitMaddie Fitzgerald will find that her life is in danger again. She had done what she could to survive and now it looked like she would have to disappear again, but the FBI agent Sam McCabe was not letting go.

Sam McCabe was playing a cat and mouse game with a killer that was taunting the FBI. Sam has had no luck with catching the killer until they find one victim that survived. Sam will make it his mission to keep Maddie safe but will find that she is hiding her own secrets.

Bait is a novel written by Karen Robards. This book captured my attention right from the beginning. I like these suspense books that have twists and turns that you didn’t exactly see coming.

Now sometimes those twists were easy to see like with Maddie. You knew that she had experience with running since she had an escape route. What I didn’t know was what she was running from. Robards doesn’t leave you in the dark for long. I really liked Maddie’s character. I thought she was resourceful and smart. She was a survivor and it showed. Though she wasn’t superwoman so there was fear that she displayed throughout the book. Now Sam was a good man and FBI agent. He took his job seriously and was smart but was in a tough situation with the killer.

The killer was playing the game of cat and mouse but he was not being very fair with the FBI. He would give a clue like the first name or last name of the person he was going after. There would be no way the FBI would be able to find the killer or the victim in time. So it was a little unfair for the FBI, though I suppose the killer wouldn’t really care about that.

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“Halfway to the Grave” by Jeaniene Frost

“Half-vampire Catherine “Cat” Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father-the one responsible for ruining her mother’s lift.  Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.”

So obviously this is about vampires.  I like all things supernatural vampires, werewolves, monsters, etc, for many years.   So I keep reading different types of vampire books seeing which ones change the rules but sometimes the topic is a little drawn out.  Jeaniene Frost wrote good characters and a good idea for vampires but it didn’t hold my attention through the entire book.  Of course then some parts were really entertaining.

So as the characters go I did really like Bones and Cat.  I thought how Cat had a life outside of being what she referred to as a freak was nice to read about.  She is an everyday girl with a mother and grandparents.  It is cool about her being a hybrid of vampires.  Bones was really entertaining on how he is determined to kill his own kind and be with Cat.

As far as the vampires they have the ususal things human have but enhanced.  The interesting part was vampires can go out in the sun but they are weak and will find sleep, and get a bad sunborn. They can eat, but don’t like it, and no wooden stakes kill them.

As the trend of vampire books come forward I wonder what will be left to kill them with?

Over all the book was a pretty good book to read.