More years ago than I care to remember, I read a series about a hospital in space called Sector General. It was fantastic and ran to a number of books in the series. This book greatly puts me in mind of that series. For me, it helps answers a number of questions that run along the lines of how does our government systems cope with the medical needs of paranormal creatures living among us? This author has chosen to call them “Unusuals” and does a wonderful job of explaining what happens if they need to call 911! I’m looking forward to reading more in this series!
Tops in his Paramedic Academy training…
…didn’t prepare him for Station U.
What was more dangerous, the supernaturals or his boss?
Dean needed to learn street medicine fast. He’d trained to help humans, but he wasn’t prepared for injured fairies and monsters. Still, he was smart, willing to learn, and more than anything, incredibly curious to learn about this whole new world he didn’t know existed.
Would it get him killed?
She’d been at this job a while and was less than enthused to be given a new probie. There was always a lot going on, but Brynne has something on her mind. What happened to her old partner?
In the dark of night…
…a society few humans know, thrives.
And someone wants to bring them down.
You’ll love this supernatural medical thriller, because the fast-paced life of an EMT is better in the world of vampires and mythical creatures..
CL in Dallas 3.0 out of 5 stars So good idea. Typical plot - young hero plunged into ... Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2016 Verified Purchase The premise is interesting and different from any other sci-fi fantasy that I've read lately. So good idea. Typical plot - young hero plunged into a new world he didn't know existed. All fine. But for me the book falls short in two areas: it reads more like an EMT textbook that a novel. Way too much information on drugs and procedures. Too little on the characters, their personalities, motivations and plot. And second, I hate cliff hangers! I don't need everything resolved by the end of the book, but don't drop a major plot twist on the last two pages, expecting I'll buy the next book in the series to find out what happened. If the story is strong, and I like the characters I'll buy the next one. If not, I won't. A cliff hanger ending just irritates the reader.
Ellkay Kay 3.0 out of 5 stars An Almost Good Book Without an Ending Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2016 Verified Purchase For the most part I liked this book. It has an original and interesting premise and a take on "Unusual" people that I found appealing. The characters are adequately developed, even if Dean seems to some readers to be excessively uncertain. If I had found out suddenly and shockingly that the entire world was different from what I had always believed, I might well be somewhat unsure myself. I also liked the information provided about Emergency Medical Care and the roles of Paramedics and their work in Ambulance Services. I enjoy books that teach me something new while simultaneously entertaining me. And this work succeeded on both levels. Given all of the above, I might have given the book Four Stars, had it not been for the ending. I should not even call it an ending. This novel does not conclude; it merely stops. Yes, one secret is revealed at the end of the book, but I found that a completely inadequate ending. As a result the entire book reads as Part One of a larger novel, rather than as a story complete in itself. Nothing at all is resolved here, and I very much resent feeling that I must buy the rest of the series to find out anything that results.
Double Ds 5.0 out of 5 stars Did I like the book? Yep, bought the next 2 books. Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2016 Verified Purchase The switch in main character from the prequel threw me a bit I will admit. Trying to see all the "weird" from a masculine view of the newest member of the paramedic team was really interesting. The blurb sets up the story perfectly. Follow along as Dean learns he is not "superman" when something goes wrong. The concepts of emergency personnel needing emotional support for trauma is just now being recognized. It is about time. The author handled this delicate subject with a clear view and honesty that was refreshing. Yes there is a mystery running through the story. I found the interactions of the characters to be adult and realistic. Did I like the book? Yep, bought the next 2 books. Found myself another really cool author. 27 people found this helpful
Nameless Sage 3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting tale ? Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2019 Verified Purchase Interesting tale but there are some holes in the story. Dane has some problems and contacts his old supervisor for Help. Hes told hes at a convention out of town. But hes actually a part of a Terrorist group. That trying to recruit him. So why send an unknown person to recruit him instead of the guy he already trust. That's a hole. Also if James is such a good guy and why is it ok he's willing to mess with his partner's memory. And why doesn't she care he believes it's so easy. Hes already proven hes going to break his word to her because she doesn't matter. Hes proven his word only matters to other supernaturals. Humans aren't worth him keeping his promise. In the end the book is worth reading but don't expect a masterpiece. Added later Read the sample chapter for book 2. The book does a 180 on you in book 1 his partner tell him tostay away from supernatural love interested. Now she like go for it it worth it. Shows that james has already reprogrammed her. Or the author changed his mind about were the story should go.