Telepath Adam is recovering from injuries sustained in previous story SHARP and trying to repair his relationships with the officers at Atlanta PD. Then his ex rings, begging for his help – her uncle is dead and the Guild is claiming suicide.
Adam returns to the place that threw him out after getting him addicted to drug Satin, and is promptly drawn into a muddy mixture of politics and possible health scare. There’s a possibility that Kara’s uncle was suffering from madness, which is a highly contagious disease amongst telepaths, and the Guild needs to get a hold on the situation stat. Not to mention Cherabino’s investigation of a murder that’s probably the work of a criminal mastermind.
MARKED builds well on previous novels, with Adam’s relationship with Isabella Cherabino blossoming further, and his sponsor Swartz still recovering from a near-fatal heart attack. The mysterious Guild, only really alluded to in CLEAN and SHARP, is in full play here… and it’s not a nice organisation in the slightest.
MARKED is the third book in Alex Hughes’ Mindspace Investigations series, and is her best yet.
This book was provided by the author for an honest review.
Release Date: 1 April, 2014
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Suspense
Primary Book Format: Paperback
Publisher/Imprint: ROC Penguin Group
Smart Girls Rating: 5 stars
Blurb: Foresee no evil
Freelancing for the Atlanta PD isn’t exactly a secure career; my job’s been on the line almost as much as my life. But it’s a paycheck, and it keeps me from falling back into the drug habit. Plus, things are looking up with my sometimes-partner, Cherabino, even if she is still simmering over the telepathic Link I created by accident.
When my ex, Kara, shows up begging for my help, I find myself heading to the last place I ever expected to set foot in again—Guild headquarters—to investigate the death of her uncle. Joining that group was a bad idea the first time. Going back when I’m unwanted is downright dangerous.
Luckily, the Guild needs me more than they’re willing to admit. Kara’s uncle was acting strange before he died—crazy strange. In fact, his madness seems to be slowly spreading through the Guild. And when an army of powerful telepaths loses their marbles, suddenly it’s a game of life or death.…