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Revenant by Allan Leverone (Book Review)

Posted: 07 Aug 2012 07:11 AM PDT

Title: Revenant  (Paskagankee - Book 2)
Author: Allan Leverone
Publisher: Rock Bottom Books

About the Book: A sacred Navajo artifact, imbued with a shocking and dangerous power.

An amoral con man, willing to stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

And a tiny northern Maine town, isolated and vulnerable.

Last November, Paskagankee, Maine was shaken to its core, held hostage by a centuries-old curse, terrorized by a brutal killing spree stopped at the last possible moment by new police chief Mike McMahon and beautiful young patrol officer Sharon Dupont.

Now, just as the pair - and the town - is beginning to recover, a new horror comes calling.

Billionaire Seattle software designer Brett Parker is in Paskagankee to check on the progress of his newly-constructed summer retreat. But he's not the only new resident in town. Max Acton, murderous sociopath and Arizona cult leader, has gained possession of a long-hidden sacred Navajo artifact with the ability to reanimate the dead.

Acton aims to use the stone in a murderous plot to kidnap Parker and steal his revolutionary new software design developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, selling it to the highest bidder and making millions. He doesn't even need to get his hands dirty. All he needs is a victim to kill . . . and reanimate . . . and force to do his bidding.

All he needs is a revenant.

And the revenant is angry. And he's deadly. And he's unstoppable. And the town of Paskagankee will once again become a battleground between the living and the dead . . .

My thoughts: 

Max Acton and his friend Raven, a young Navajo girl, have recently moved to town and rented a rundown house out in the woods.  They have come into possession of a mystical stone that Raven had learned about from her father. When used properly, it can reanimate a deceased person and that person becomes a slave to whomever is in control of the box that houses the stone.  This person is a Revenant.  They have chosen their victim and in grisly fashion, Mr. Leverone details how the stone works. 

In Revenant, we meet up again with Mike McMahon and Sharon Dupont, two of Paskagankee's finest, slowly recovering from the string of murders that had plagued their town the previous fall. They are "involved" and are trying to figure out how the town council is going to deal with their relationship since Mike, as Chief of Police, is Sharon's superior.  Sharon decides that they need to be apart, as she would rather see him everyday at work, than have to move and take a job elsewhere and not see him at all. Their new status is barely set when two calls come in and they are sent out to investigate. Sharon and Mike have no idea what is about to be let loosed on their town. 

I read Paskagankee in May of this year and absolutely loved it.  So when I was offered the chance to read Revenant - the second book - I snapped it up.  Allan Leverone did not disappoint.  If you are a fan of horror - you must read this series.  

~I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from Partners in Crime Tours in exchange for my review.~

You can find out more information about Revenant and Allan Leverone and see other tour participants by clicking on the tour banner below. 



Revenant
Publisher/Publication Date: Rock Bottom Books, June 2012
ASIN: B008GG3TA8
224 pages

 

It's Monday! What are you reading? (August 6, 2012)

Posted: 06 Aug 2012 08:40 PM PDT



What are you reading on Mondays is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey - You can hook up with the Mr. Linky there with your own post - but be sure and let me know what you are reading too! 

I can't believe that I only got one book reviewed last week.  I had such high hopes! I am hoping this week will see a little more action on getting caught up on reviews as summer is quickly coming to an end (and unwritten reviews are piling up!)


Currently reading this week: 


Reading for Various read-a-longs in August: (something new I am trying):
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (This one is a maybe)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (This one is also a maybe)


Upcoming books:
The Memory Thief  by Emily Colin






Books read and needing to be reviewed:
Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog by Lisa Scottoline
Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Permanence by Vincent Zandri
The Witch is Back by H.P. Mallory



Until next week ----  Ready - Set - Read!