I am thrilled to have a second SPECTR series. John, Caleb and Gray are now working together at SPECTR. After all that happened at the end of the first..Show More » series, you would hope things would be a little better for Caleb/Gray. No. A new boss and old prejudices make for an unpleasant atmosphere, add in a new partner fresh out of academy and a heart stealing NHE and you have the makings of an action packed story with Ms Hawks signature sense of humor, well defined characters and a romance that I adore. The new partner, Zahira is wonderful. Smart, determined, and very likable. The narration by Brad Langer is great and I have enjoyed all the SPECTR audiobooks he has narrated. Highly recommended!
Longer review: One of the things I love about Jordan, as a writer, is her anility to create a very layered world ..Show More »that gets richer as the tales evolve. In Dancer with Death we have: a) a nasty etheric creature whose darkness is rooted in dance, b) further hints of another creature in the shadows, c ) the strengthening of the working relationship of John, Zahira, and Caleb, and d) Barillo still being an @@@@@.
There's enough angst to please without drawing the reader so far down that discomfort overwhelms tinged with a nice side order of, "If you'd just communicate a whole raft of problems could be avoided." I expect to see some of the detritus from that raft show up in the next books.
One of the things I noticed, and in someways it's a sad thing that it's noticeable, but Jordan gives us, amongst the cast of characters, a transman and a Muslim agent. These things should not stand out but too many writers (Western Authors) still limit their characters to the white, anglosaxon, heteronormative palette with a nod to people of color when in fact contemporay fiction should showcase all of humanity. Maybe in another 20 years this will no longer be a things but in the current world of publishing it still stands out and I love any author who paints with a positive ;light outside the lines.
Add Brad Langer's narration and, well, let's just say Ididn't even bother waiting for my next credit. This Audio was an instant buy.