I think this one is better than the Demigod Files, but I'm still not that into these filler books. If you love Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus it's worth checking them out if only because you get a little more of the characters you like.
I skipped the last story completely though. I don't really care what Rick Riordan's son has to add to this universe. Sorry.
Ein rasanter Start. Man wird nicht lange hingehalten sondern gleich mit viel Blut und Widerwärtigkeiten konfrontiert. An sich eine gute Sache für einen Psychothriller. Allerdings habe ich mich gefragt: "Was soll nun die restlichen 300 Seiten passieren?".
Nun, Ermittlungsarbeit. Aber auch nicht so richtig. Denn der Protagonist und seine Kompanie findet eigentlich gar nichts heraus. Die sind damit beschäftigt plumpe Witze zu reißen, Donuts zu essen (Schublade auf) und ihre Vorgesetzten saublöd zu finden (Schublade zu). Die meiste Arbeit macht tatsächlich die supernervige Journalistin (Schublade wieder auf), die für eine gute Story alles machen würde. Dementsprechend hoch ist ihr Ehrgeiz. Bringt ihr am Ende allerdings nicht besonders viel.
Der Protagonist ist ein Stereotyp von amerikanischen Cop: knallhart, liegt immer moralisch richtig, auch wenn er dabei aneckt und sieht natürlich nicht, dass er einen arschvoll Psychoproblemen hat, DENN er ist ja knallhart...ein bisschen platt.
Den Täter lernt man schon zu Beginn der Geschichte kennen. An sich ein spannend angelegter Charakter, bei dem man es leider verpasst hat ihm mehr Tiefe zu geben!
Eine gute Grundidee, aber nicht sonderlich ausgereift...schade
This was my first book by this author but it won't be the last and I am looking forward to more books from this series.
In The Dying Hour Jason Wade is just one of several interns vying for the one slot that the Seattle Mirror has to offer. It's going to come down to who gets the best stories.
Jason Wade wants this job really badly but he is not getting a lot of great headlines so he calls up some police stations looking for something, anything that might lead somewhere. He gets a tip about a young girl who has gone missing, nobody really thinks much about it. It's not really being chased by anyone else and he figures why not. So he looks into it and he wasn't prepared for the wild ride it would take him on.
The more Jason looks into things the more places it takes him. He is young and gung ho and it gets him in trouble with the people at the Seattle Mirror. He knows he is onto something though and it could lead him to a serial killer that nobody even knew about, it could also get him killed.
You get the POV of Jason but you also get some from the cops working the case but you also get the POV from Karen the missing girl. It's those from Karen that really has you rooting for Jason to figure things out before it's to late as you find out more and more about what has happened to others. I really like Jason though and even though he makes mistakes he is a great investigator and reporter. He didn't give up when he knew all the clues where leading a certain way even when others were putting up walls in his way.
It has a great and bizarre mystery, crazy killer and even though the reader knows who is behind things you really want to root for Jason to put it all together.
I really enjoyed this one and can't wait to try the next one in this series. Recommended for those who like stories involving reporters and mysteries.
This was my first time listening to Paul Costanzo and he took a bit of getting use to but by the end of the book I really did enjoy his narration.