Multiple murders, the FBI and secret government projects, are the basis for Shadow Dragon. Someone or something is murdering the citizens of Kalispell, Montana. FBI victim specialist Kyle Andrews heads there to solve the mystery.
This book was excellent. The short chapters that typically end with a cliffhanger kept me from wanting to put it down. I had more than three weeks to read this book and I was so hooked, I finished it in two nights.
The book was very well written and relatively clean, which made it very easy to just enjoy it as the thriller it was meant to be. Even with quite a few main characters, the story never got confusing or lost my interest. I think because of having that many central characters, there wasn’t a lot of time to really get in depth with any particular person. I could somewhat get a sense of what made them react in a certain way, but backstories were mostly a couple of sentences as told to another character. You can tell the author did a lot of research to make the story sound plausible and convincing. I don’t know a lot about how the FBI is run, other than what I’ve seen on movies or read in other books. However, Mr. Horton wrote with such ease that I didn’t stop to question if this is how things are really done. His descriptions of Montana in the winter were very realistic. I could feel a chill as I read of the characters tracking their query in the deep snow.
I enjoyed the premise of the book and found myself feeling pretty nervous about the outcome. I think the only downfall is that the title makes what is happening a little less mysterious, however, the story was still exciting as you wait to find out who will win. Overall, a wonderful read that I would suggest you experience for yourself.
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller