The third book of the Frost Files takes place a few months after the major earthquake caused by the evil, enhanced child highlighted in book two. As you can imagine, those events are still fresh in the minds of the China Shop team.
Annie is furious over losing Paul – and especially the manner of his death – while retaining a grudging anger for Teagan.
Teagan is trying desperately NOT to keep putting her foot in it, by acting like a petulant child and putting her own interests before the mission/team.
The new guy, Africa, is the total opposite, and keeps sucking up to the boss – Tanner – at the expense of virtually everyone else.
And poor old Reggie is left trying to juggle this terrible imbalance while retaining a degree of control over the chaos on the streets of Los Angeles.
And just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse. . .
Teagan Frost might be getting better at moving sh*t with her mind – but her job working as a telekinetic government operative only ever seems to get harder. That’s not even talking about her car crash of a love life . . .
And things are about to get even tougher. No sooner has Teagan chased off one psychotic kid hell-bent on trashing the whole West Coast, but now she has to contend with another supernatural being who can harness devastating electrical power. And if Teagan can’t stop him, the whole of Los Angeles will be facing the sh*tstorm of the century . . .
Oh yes, the ‘metaphysically enhanced’ can’t seem to avoid Teagan at the moment, which means we start this story on tenterhooks. Where are these kids coming from? Is this latest arrival another psychopath, hell-bent on destroying mankind? Can Teagan actually keep it together for once? And who the hell is the mole, leaking information to the other side?
Well, you find out the answer to those questions in an escalating environment of madcap mayhem that sees our team thrown to the wolves at every turn. The action is edgy, sharp, downright entertaining, and the ‘narration’ style of delivery – as if Teagan is providing a voice-over – works rather well. And thanks to copious amounts of drug-fuelled, panic-driven, madlibbing, Teagan manages to navigate her way through a minefield of danger and confusion to get a step closer to discovering the answers to all those questions.
And the thing is, once she knows, she wishes she could forget. (And you’ll understand why, believe me)!
Even better, that annoying tendency of our would-be heroine in the making to act irresponsibly to the detriment of those around her takes a different slant – at last! She starts to discover WHO she is, and just how powerful her abilities can be . . .
And what she should be doing with those abilities. (I know: oooooh!)
There’s a cost, of course. There always is, with gifts like hers.
But the benefits?
Oh, the potential; the ‘what might bes’; and what comes next? Because as you’ll discover, there’s a juicy little twist right at the ends that adds a whole new level of spicy flavor to the mix. And well done to Jackson Ford for that. He pulls the proverbial rabbit out of the hat with this story, elevating the story arc back to its top-notch best.
I can’t wait for more.
- Publisher : Orbit (April 27, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 512 pages
- $16.49 paperback