Readers, get ready for a new installment of this amazing author’s Ryder Creed stories featuring Creed’s search and rescue dogs, along with FBI Agent Maggie O’Dell, who all find themselves (yet again) in the middle of an extremely suspenseful and weird case.

It seems that there has been an outbreak of bird flu; humans are dying at the hands of perhaps other people who may be intentionally infecting them with the disease. Or, is it something else? In the city of Chicago, a man falls from a nineteenth-story hotel room. In New York City, a sick tourist battles to complete a horrible mission. And in Alabama, Creed and his dog Grace find the body of a young woman who went missing in a National Forest. Turns out, she had filled her pockets with stones, walked into the river and drowned.

Now, FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell, Ryder Creed and his canines have to figure out who is running this show and stop the killing of others before more lives are destroyed in incredibly odd ways. Soon they are on the path of a scientist who has released the deadly virus into the wind. Whether or not he works alone and whether or not he will stop before this flu travels far and wide is anyone’s guess. The dogs are needed, and it’s up to Creed and his partner Jason to train these wonderful creatures to sniff out the virus before mankind comes to an absolute end.

The author, Alex Kava, is a bestseller, and the Ryder Creed books (there have been two thus far titled, “Silent Creed” and “Breaking Creed”) are absolutely phenomenal. Now, with this newest plot, Kava has made sure to focus on that engaging, action-packed writing with every page.


Reviewed by Mary Lignor, Professional Librarian and Co-Owner of The Write Companion for Suspense Magazine