Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Unseen by Heather Graham

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Mira
Date of Publication: March 2012

1800s. San Antonio, Texas: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo itself, a woman renowned for her beauty was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found.

One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace. Her blood was everywhere…but her body was never recovered.

Now: In the last month, San Antonio has become a dumping ground for battered bodies.

All young women, many of them long missing, almost all forgotten. Until now.

Texas Ranger Logan Raintree cannot sit by and let his city's most vulnerable citizens be slain. So when he is approached to lead a brand-new group of elite paranormal investigators working the case, he has no choice but to accept the challenge. And with it, his powerful ability to commune with the dead.

Among Logan's new team is Kelsey O'Brien, a U.S. marshal known for her razor-sharp intuition and a toughness that belies her delicate exterior. Kelsey has been waiting all her life to work with someone who can understand her ability to "see" the past unfolding in the present. Now she has her chance.

Together, Kelsey and Logan follow their instincts to the Alamo and to the newly reopened Longhorn, which once tempted heroes with drink, cards and women. If the spirits of those long-dead Texans are really appearing to the victims before their deaths, only Kelsey and Logan have the skills to find out why.  And if something more earthly is menacing the city's oldest, darkest corners, only they can stop it—before more innocent women join the company of San Antonio's restless ghosts….

The Unseen is the continuation of the "Krewe of Hunters" series that features Jackson Crow and his team of paranormal federal agents.  This time, Jackson Crow is putting together a new Krewe of Hunters team and he wants Logan Raintree to head it.  I liked this story.  The Alamo has a fascinating history and always makes for a good ghost story.  The Unseen definitely has a good ghost story!  The book ends with a nice little twist that I never saw coming so I was as surpirsed as the characters. 

As with most of Ms. Graham's characters, Kelsy and Logan are both very intriguing and each has some kind of "ability".  Kelsey is confident and secure with herself.  Logan has overcome a huge crisis and has been putting his life back together.  For them, the attraction felt very natural and I didn't feel that they were forced together just to fit romance into the book.  I enjoyed all of the new characters that were introduced. While I will miss the other team, I look forward to this new Krewe of Hunters team and seeing what is in store for them.  The next one, The Unholy comes out in June.  Stay tuned!


Ashley Prince @ The Bibliophile's Corner said...

I want to read this series. I could do with some good mysteries.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I started to read the first book in this series and just couldn't get into it. Maybe because I tried on audiobook. Maybe I should revisit.