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July 4, 2013



                                                                                5 STARS

A Michael Sykora Novel
Book 3
by Darcia Helle

Sandman built his dubious reputation by turning the dreams and nightmares of others into harsh reality. Now he’s pursuing his own twisted dream; the beautiful Maria Milan. But she doesn’t want to become a player in Sandman’s sordid fantasy.

Michael Sykora is a hit man who kills for justice. Sean Riley is a hit man born to kill. Together, they’re out to take down Sandman and his organization. Whether mercy is given depends on who catches him first.

This is the third book in the Michael Sykora Novels.  If you haven't read them, it might be a good place to start, although KILLING INSTINCT can be read as a stand alone. Ms. Helle describes in detail the background of each character as we meet them.  The plot is about a very scary world that exists beneath the brim of society. The hidden Internet site is a place that deals with the dark side of life.  Humans are commodities to satiate the wants of some disturbed people. The person who is the overseer of the organization if Sandman.  He must be found and finished off. The author puts you right in the middle of the story.  You feel like you are with Michael or Seam when  they go off on one of their adventures.  All throughout the book, the story keeps you in the dark, wondering why. until the author decided to let is in on why.  This novel isn't for the feint of heart.  If you get uneasy when reading some of the murder scenes, remember this is a very graphic, violent novel. The author has you look at the fact that people are not always what they appear to be.  There is always more.  This book is addictive, so beware.  You won't want to put it down.  You will find yourself on the edge of your chair,  with fear and worry in your mind.  You may want to read this with someone else in the house with you.  At least read it with the lights on and your back to the wall. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense, thrillers, horror and all that good stuff.  My personal  opinion is:  It went beyond 5 STARS.

I would definitely give this book 5 STARS. (more if I could)

I was given a complimentary copy of KILLING INSTINCT, A Michael Sykora Novel from the author, Darcia Helle for my honest unbiased review.

About the Author

Darcia Helle lives in a fictional world with a husband who is sometimes real. Their house is ruled by spoiled dogs and cats and the occasional dust bunny. Suspense, random blood spatter and mismatched socks consume Darcia’s days. She writes because the characters trespassing through her mind leave her no alternative. Only then are the voices free to haunt someone else’s mind. Join Darcia in her fictional world: The characters await you.

Below are the other books in the Michael Sykora series.

Book #1: No Justice
Book #2: Beyond Salvation
Short Story: The First Kill

1 comment:

Darcía Helle said...

Thank you so much, Gayle! I'm honored that you took the time to read and review my book, and thrilled you enjoyed it! Your words will have me smiling for days!