Series: Order of the Black Knights # 5
Author: R.K. Staunton
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Urban Fantasy
Length: Novel (220 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 21, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts
Blurb: Gabriel Ingram is running from his past. It’s common knowledge at the college where he teaches that he’s a former CIA technical analyst, but no one knows the things he really did—or about the rage and bloodlust that are his constant companions. He’s holding on to his normal life with both hands, but he knows someday he’ll lose his grip.
Lucas Craig is a social worker studying to become a family therapist. For reasons Lucas can’t understand, the normally reclusive Professor Ingram takes an interest in him, and Lucas secretly hopes their friendship might become more.
Then Eric, Lucas’s roommate, disappears. Lucas is frantic. The police are no help. With nowhere else to turn, Lucas begs Gabriel for his expertise.
What starts as a simple errand to help a friend becomes a journey into a violent world of gangs and human trafficking—one that will bring Gabriel face-to-face with the forces intent on stealing his soul. But Lucas might be the one who can save him—if Gabriel can get them out alive.
Review: I truly enjoyed this series until this book. Where was the action, danger and intense passion? Answer is nowhere. Professor Ingram is ex CIA. He has been living his life peacefully while keeping the killing rage under control.
Enter student Lucas. Lucas has secret fantasies for Gabriel but does not believe the professor sees him until Gabriel starts giving him coffee. The so called relationship felt forced to me. I mean Gabriel did not want anything to do with Lucas even after he went to him for help about his missing friend.
I was also disappointed by the lack of action when it came to saving the friend. It seemed over just as it began which was sad to me. I felt this story could have been so much better than it was.