Firewalkers: A Recondito Novel Chris Roberson October 3, 2017 9781597809122
One part invasion of the body snatchers, one part Lovercraftian horror story, Firewalkers is an exciting urban fantasy. A small group of determined heroes, a police detective, a city pathologist and two FBI agents, know the truth behind the drug Ink and those who seek to spread its use. Something from another dimension is using Ink to spread its control over the city of Recondito. Those it takes over are little better than zombies, hollowed out by the shadows pushing through their mind. Knowing of the shadows is enough to put Patrick and the others in danger. But the real question is how to defeat the shadows and prevent their takeover.
I definitely recommend reading Firewalk, the first novel of the series, before you delve into Firewalkers. Otherwise you will be at a loss. Firewalkers is a solidly written sequel, and an excellent piece of sci fi invasion fiction. I definitely recommend both Firewalk and Firewalkers.
4 / 5
I received a copy of Firewalkers from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
A police investigation threatens to unleash a city’s secret history of evil in the gritty urban fantasy sequel to Firewalk, from the New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the comic book-turned hit TV show iZombie. A police investigation threatens to unleash a city’s secret history of evil in the gritty urban fantasy sequel to Firewalk, from the New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the comic book-turned hit TV show iZombie. After reopening a long-closed murder investigation, FBI agent Izzie Lefevre and police detective Patrick Tevake have uncovered a bizarre connection between a dangerous new drug on the streets of Recondito, California, and a series of mass murders and serial killings carried out around the coastal city going back at least one hundred years. Their discovery has unlocked a secret history of mystics and madmen who believed that Recondito is a special place, where it was possible to make contact with beings from other planes of existence, beings best described as demons. For generations there have been those who secretly dedicated themselves to protecting humanity against threats from beyond our world, but Izzie and Patrick realize that their investigation not only eliminated the last remaining defender, but they are now the only ones standing in the way of a full scale invasion