Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Catalyst by D. Andrew Campbell

   In D. Andrew Campbell's second book about Catarina Perez, the action is almost a never-ending sequence.  This is one year after she turned into what we think of as a vampire.  She isn't human anymore and there is a darkness within her that threatens to come out to play.  Even though she is still wreaking havoc on the local drug lords, they have gotten a little smarter and are at least giving her more of a challenge these days.  But Cat has a bigger issue to worry about this time named Chadwick Morrin.  He's smart.  Maybe too smart.  It's possible she and Ren, the guy helping her, are over their heads, by a lot.  Constantly pushing her limits, Cat plays with the darker side of her while trying to catch this guy.  He knows exactly how she ticks, it seems, and every time she thinks she has him, he up and disappears.  He's like a ghost, and that ghost knows all about who Catarina Perez is.  Well, all except that part about her not being human.

   What an excellent read!!  I really enjoyed reading this one!  I enjoyed the first one, Catharsis, as well, but this one trumps the first book with a vengeance.  Maybe it's the fact that the main character has now become a little darker in her pursuits to do good.  Cat having some help also makes things much more interesting than just her running around being a vigilante.  The stakes are higher this time and the technology is pretty awesome, some real undercover type stuff!
   My biggest question:  Who is Ren?  Who is this man behind the curtain that we know so little about?  He has a deadly blood disease, is incredibly fit, and is very smart.  My thoughts often wander when it comes to this guy.  They wander in the direction of how he almost seems super human.  In this world Campbell has created it wouldn't surprise me too awfully much.  At the same time, perhaps it is his background that lends to these abilities.  Maybe a former military man?  One can only guess at this point and hope that Campbell clears that up before he ends this series of books!  Ren really is the wizard, just like the Wizard of Oz.
   I can't say much more than that without giving away too much of the book.  The ending had me gaping a little.  Had no idea it would end like that!  And it does seem a little abrupt, oh and definitely a cliff hanger.  However, it was still a great ending that kind of made it feel like the movie The Punisher.  Now I just have to patiently wait for the next book...

A big 5 out of 5 stars!!!

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