Duncan has been by his Sire’s side for decades but now it is time for him to branch off on his own. Duncan will go to Washington D.C. and make a power play by eliminating the Lord Vampire Victor. Duncan will accomplish this task but another will be thrust on to his shoulders when Emma comes to his doorsteps pleading for help.

Emma Duquet’s best friend is missing and she knows that its serious as Lacy would never leave without phoning where she was going. Emma went to the Vampire Lord Victor but instead found a new Lord, Duncan. She will find help in Duncan and his men as she is pulled into a world she only heard about from her friend.

DuncanD. B. Reynolds brings us the fifth book, Duncan, in the Vampires of America series. I have been waiting for Duncan to have a staring role since the first book. Duncan has always been the lieutenant for Raphael and usually very serious but you saw that there was a softer side to him. Now you get to read about him and see almost a different Duncan, which I loved. He was more playful and strong now that he was on his own. Emma was a spitfire when she got going and she was strong but still needed help. I liked their banter together as it goes to lustful to almost an old married couple bickering.

What was different with this book was Raphael and Cyn were only in the very beginning and very end. Their names were spoken so not to forget them (as if they could be forgotten)  but it was really Duncan’s story, which was nice as you certainly got to know him.

Now Reynolds keeps you involved with the question of who is the bad guy. You discover some and then are mislead to another person. Reynolds keeps you going in twist and turns to find out the bad guys and especially who the mystery woman is. For me I instantly thought of one woman who would be the bad guy, of course I was wrong. Reynolds will give a final twist on who the woman behind all this mess.

Vampires in America is one series that will have me reading again and again and hope that it is an ever growing series.

3rd Degree by James Patterson

I can’t get enough of the Women’s Murder Club series.  It really is addicting and fast to read.  You start the book and next thing you know it is done.

The Plot of 3rd Degree:

“Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies…and a mysterious message at the scene.  When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who he has targeted one of the four friends.  Which one will it be?”

Every time I read one of the books in the series I seem more and more drawn into the characters lives and the intense thriller plot.  You really get to know the characters and into their lives.  It gets addicting to read because you have to find out who is killing and what is really happening.  For instance Jill has a bruise and Lindsay is concerned.  Is this a problem in Jill’s life?  Lindsay finds out for certain.

The bad guy is really bad guys.  An organization that is killing supposedly for the good of the people.  Those who need the most help.  For this group it is war against the big CEO but it does get personal.

There is an unspeakable tragedy that hits the Women’s Murder Club and one of them will be permanently gone from the group but who and why are they targeted by this group.  The plot thickens and lead everyone to where the bad guy is getting his inspiration.  But even as the book end the group is still really a group because there will always be another to pick up the cause.

James Patterson brings another thriller and suspense tale to the pages with 3rd Degree.  I was amazed by the book.  The story line is interesting with the radical and very tragic which will make you sad for the death of the member.  I also like the fact that one of the members might have found love and won’t let him get away.  Hopefully it will last to keep her happy, until the next book.