With having to leave the commission for a year while things cool off politically, Mark finds that the church has loaned him out to the FBI, who have been trying for years now to get an experienced monster and demon expert in their newest division, to help train and educate the agents there on just what they will be facing. Finding out that Mark actually is one of those very monsters has made them want him even more - not just for what he can bring to the table but because they do need to check off that newest minority checkbox, even if no one knows they exist.Mark doesn't mind the new assignment; being closer to home means it will be easier to visit with family, and the agents all seem nice enough. Plus the FBI has a bigger budget and gets a lot nicer toys than Mark is used to. However, while Mark knows how to deal with devils, demons, and even the nastier monsters out there, he doesn't know anything about how to deal with a sociopath werewolf who has gone full psycho and started to murder coeds.That's more of a human problem, after all.My Thoughts:
Mark is one of The Vatican's secret weapons. He belongs to The Hammer Commission, an elite group of people who fight the unseen monsters that society know nothing about. At the moment, Mark is on lone to the FBI to try to help them and teach them about Monster hunting. Mark is different though, as well as being part of the team, he is a Were. His supernatural abilities help him with his job, so when a rouge and unhinged Were, starts killing and turning females, it's up to him and the FBI to bring him down. It's not going to be easy though, as the Were is extremely strong, stronger than he should be. Can they stop him before things get seriously out of hand?
Having not realised that this is book two, The Hammer Commision being book 1, I have to say that it does work well as a stand alone. There are a few questions that I had but nothing that stopped me enjoying this as much as I did. I really enjoyed the interactions between the FBI and Mark and his friends. Sometimes snarky, sometimes funny, it added a little levity to an otherwise dark read.
The plot was fast paced and action packed. It's a typical serial killer book but with supernaturals. A serial killer is bad enough, but when it's a Werewolf, it's even worse! We get to see the serial killers POV which added to the overall story. It's well written and executed. All the characters were well written and developed as well.
In all. this is a great read. It has all the elements of a mystery but with the added bonus of Supernaturals added into the mix. I must check out book 1 now!!
Doug Tisdale Jr. was great. He really knew how to tell this story. He had the right tones at the right times and amped up the tension when needed. He is a narrator that I will have to check out.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.