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Dead Ground

Harbinger P.I., Book 4
Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
Series: Harbinger P.I., Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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When my old friend Jim Walker asks me to fly up to Canada and take a look at a strange murder case, it sounds like a good excuse for barbecue and brewskis.

But the party gets crashed by a pit-load of demons and things take a turn for the worse. Throw a faerie queen and a couple of ancient vampires into the mix and you've got a recipe for disaster.

Time to sharpen the stakes and start slaying the undead.

Because if you gaze long into a vampire's eyes, the vampire gazes also into you.

©2016 Adam J Wright (P)2016 Adam J Wright

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  • BikeVON
  • 14-02-17

Bring me More!!!

This continues to be one of my favorites Supernatural / Paranormal novels. This story is more of Alec being a man of his word. We see what he will do to keep it and emotionally, what it takes from him if he fails. When this series started, Alec was a reluctant PI is the small city of Dearmont Main. What the Society of Shadows decided was his inability to follow orders, and he decided was a matter of doing the right thing, got him demoted to Main and placed with a baby sitter, Felicity.

Alec’s character continues to grow, and this book adds more dimension to him. His relationship with Felicity has the potential to become romantic, and they both are doing thinking about that. While he is still ambivalent about the society and his father, he is still willing to work for the greater good. Upon learning valuable information, he does not hesitate to tell his father. Again the Society keeps him on the peripheral and does not share what happen to his father.

Alec still is torn over what his father did to him as a child and what he as a child, was unable to do for his mother. These issues are the at the core of Alec. They keep him fighting and from leaving the past behind. My mother says, every good-bye ain’t gone and every shut eye ain’t sleep.

I am so glad Mr. Wright, the author, has added dimension to Mr. Scary. For nothing else, read this for the Mr. Scary insight. I thought Mr. Scary was just background information for Mallory. From this installment, it seems that story line will be included in the series with active participation by Alec.

Leon has turned out to be a pretty good fighter. Hey, when you are rich and bored, what can you do for a hobby. Kill monsters sounds good. But you are not happy when there is not phone reception. There are more realms than fairy and man. Alec and Leon has an opportunity to explore another realm.

The sister witches make an appearance and at no cost to Alec. Being a guinea pig does have its advantages.

There is fighting, gore and suspense of the count down to doom. Those are things that we expect from a Harbinger P.I and this does not disappoint. I have read many paranormal novels, and it is always great to see when a villain gets his comeuppance and when an ass hold unbeliever becomes a believer. Yep, that happens here.

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  • Dave Baldwin
  • 29-12-16

Great mix of action, friendship and magic

I love the way Wright presents characters with depth; Alec's regular introspection to check his value system when he makes decisions not only reveals his motivations, it also develops the main character and moves the story forward. The ongoing and renewed friendships are realistic and heartwarming. Love the magic and how he weaves the storyline into existing legend. Great job! Looking forward to the next Harbinger novel.

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  • Jogagal
  • 01-05-17

Great series!

I'm really glad that I discovered this series. Thank you to everyone who recommended it to me.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 21-04-17

Goosebumps!

Although I have enjoyed the series so far, this book really brought me closer to the characters. As usual it made me laugh and at some points made me a little sad. It was great seeing the friendships bonded between characters learning to depend on others to have each other's backs. The last chapter left me a little sad, but with a great case of goosebumps!! Can't wait to listen to the next book!

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  • sslarigo
  • 17-04-17

Excellent series!

Great characters and interesting twists and turns. I anxious to read the next book as soon as it comes out. Vaguely reminiscent of Harry Dresden, but not a knock off. The narrator is great, too.

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  • John
  • 09-12-16

Always leaves you hanging!

I've really enjoyed this series, and can't wait til the next one but man, does the author love to mess with readers with these continuing plot threads! Engaging characters and fast paced, fun build up of tension, all make me anticipate more!

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  • John
  • 03-12-16

Good Read

I struggled with some parts, but mostly because i see the queens of fairy a little differently.

Over all it was a good read, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  • Austin
  • 07-11-19

I Love This Series

The fourth book in the Hatbinger PI series is fantastic. it weaves in various fantasy elements (Vampires, witches, Faeries, and even King Arthur) to create a really engaging story. lots of twists and turns as the story progresses. starting Book 5 later today!

Greg Tremblay does a great job performing the book. His subtle voice inflections and accents really help you feel part of the story versus listening to some just read it. Definitely a master at his craft.

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  • Marylorraine A. Spruill
  • 21-05-19

Really Good Story

Love the series and want more books to come out from the author in the future!

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  • LexiLikesLiterature
  • 21-03-19

Turns series in a new direction

By: Adam Wright
Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Dead Ground is the 4th installment to the Harbinger P I. series. It's been a few weeks since events of the last book and Alex is a bit bored with his lack of work. Felicity takes a background role in this story and Leon (the black batman) steps up to fill the side kick role.

This book steers the series in a more serious direction than the previous three. It lacks the small bits of humor that were sprinkled into the other stories. Where the past books had a bit of a Sci-Fi feel, the book comes across as more Supernatural for me.

One issue I have with Alex is his openingness with private information. Why is he telling everybody his secrets and what his dad did to him??? He immediately told Felicity and Maggie. Then he told the towns old P.I. whom he had known less than a day and the previous week was a murder suspect. He tells his dad's secretary and in this book he tells his old mentor the moment it comes to mind. As he doesn't know exactly why or what they do, it would seem smarter to keep the markings on his bones and his suspicions close to the heart. It doesn't seem that being a chatter box is part of his personality but for reason that's exactly what he is doing.

This book also gives us our first serious death. It was covered in a small amount of lines, but as this was one of my favorite characters, I was still hurt badly. It seems a death of that nature should be given more "screen" time than it did.

The story delves into more mythology than the previous as it takes us on a journey with characters from Camelot and Ancient Eygpt. These parts of the story fit well. The parts that seem contorted just so they fit are around The Society storylines. In a story of magic and mystical creatures, their storyline seems the unreal parts that are forged to fill gaps.

The narrator does well.

3 Stars 🌟🌟🌟- Good Book. I like the overall concept and it was delivered well. Most common ranking for a book I enjoyed and look forward to the next.