The Unseen

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San Antonio, Texas, 1800s: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo, a woman was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found.

One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace.

In the past months, San Antonio has become a dumping ground for battered bodies. When Texas Ranger Logan Raintree is approached to lead a group of elite paranormal ...

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Overview

San Antonio, Texas, 1800s: In room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon, in the long shadow of the Alamo, a woman was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found.

One year ago: In that same historic room, another woman vanished without a trace.

In the past months, San Antonio has become a dumping ground for battered bodies. When Texas Ranger Logan Raintree is approached to lead a group of elite paranormal investigators working the case, he accepts the challenge. And with it, his powerful ability to commune with the dead.

In Logan's new team is U.S. Marshal Kelsey O'Brien. Kelsey has been waiting all her life to work with someone who can understand her ability to "see" the past. Now she has her chance.

Together, Kelsey and Logan follow their instincts to the Alamo and to the newly reopened Longhorn, which once tempted heroes with drink, cards and women. If the spirits of those long-dead Texans are really appearing to the victims before their deaths, only Kelsey and Logan have the skills to find out why….

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Editorial Reviews

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"Graham deftly weaves elements of mystery, the paranormal and romance into a tight plot that will keep the reader guessing at the true nature of the killer's evil." -Publishers Weekly on The Unseen

"Suspenseful and dark. The culture and history surrounding San Antonio and the Alamo are described in detail. The transitions between past and present flow seamlessly, and the main characters are interesting and their connection to one another is believable." -RT Book Reviews on The Unseen

"A fast-paced story, involving history and ghost stories. Graham is skilled at creating intriguing, mature characters involved in challenging situations.... The investigators who work for the unusual Krewe of Hunters could take cases any place in the country. The Unseen takes them to San Antonio, Texas. Let's hope these unique teams continue to operate in Heather Graham's future paranormal novels of suspense." -Lesa's Book Critiques on The Unseen

"If you like mixing a bit of the creepy with a dash of sinister and spine-chilling reading with your romance, be sure to read Heather Graham's latest.... Graham does a great job of blending just a bit of paranormal with real, human evil." -Miami Herald on Unhallowed Ground

"The paranormal elements are integral to the unrelentingly suspenseful plot, the characters
are likable, the romance convincing and, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Graham's atmospheric depiction of a lost city is especially poignant." -Booklist on Ghost Walk

"Graham's rich, balanced thriller sizzles with equal parts suspense, romance and the paranormal-all of it nail-biting." -Publishers Weekly on The Vision

"Great writing and excellent characters make Wicked a terrific read.... The undercurrent of mystery and suspense will keep readers riveted." -Romance Reviews Today

Publishers Weekly
In this satisfying paranormal thriller from bestseller Graham (Night of the Vampires), U.S. Marshal Kelsey O’Brien, at the request of the FBI, joins forces with Texas Ranger Logan Raintree in a quest for a possible serial killer. Kelsey believes the key to solving the murders of numerous women in and around San Antonio might be related to her visions while staying in room 207 of the historic Longhorn, a saloon-hotel where two women were slain 150 years apart. In the course of their investigation, Kelsey and Logan, who can communicate with ghosts, consult the spirit world, in particular a helpful apparition at the Alamo. Kelsey and Logan’s mutual attraction leads to some sizzling love scenes, while Logan must face emotions he’s hidden since his wife’s murder three years earlier. Graham deftly weaves elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance into a tight plot that will keep the reader guessing at the true nature of the killer’s evil. Agent: Aaron Priest, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778314295
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Series: Krewe of Hunters Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 207,477
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Graham
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels, many of which have been featured by the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. An avid scuba diver, ballroom dancer and mother of five, she still enjoys her South Florida home, but loves to travel as well, from locations such as Cairo, Egypt, to her own backyard, the Florida Keys. Reading, however, is the pastime she still loves best. She is a member of many writing groups. She’s a winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is currently vice president of the Horror Writers’ Association. She’s also an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. She is the founder of The Slush Pile, and author band and performing group.
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San Antonio, Texas
April

Logan Raintree had just left his house and was walking toward his car when the massive black thing swept before him with a fury and might that seemed to fill the air. He stopped short, not knowing what the hell he was seeing at first.

Then he saw it. The thing was a bird, and he quickly noted that it was a massive bird, a peregrine falcon. Its wingspan must have been a good three feet.

It had taken down a pigeon.

The pigeon was far beyond help. The falcon had already ripped the left wing from the creature and, mercifully, had broken the smaller bird's neck, as well.

As Logan stood there, the falcon stared at him. He stared back at the falcon.

He'd seen attacks by such birds before; they had the tenacity of jays and the power of a bobcat.

They also had the beaks and talons of their distant ancestors—the raptors, who'd once ravaged land and sea. This kind of bird could blind a man or, at the least, rip his face to shreds.

Logan stood dead still, maintaining his position as he continued to return the bird's cold, speculative stare. There seemed to be something in its eyes. Something that might exist in the eyes of the most brutal general, the most ruthless ruler. Touch my kill, and you die! the bird seemed to warn.

Logan didn't back away; he didn't move at all.

He knew birds, as he knew the temperament of most animals. If he ran away, the bird would think he should be attacked, just to make sure he did get away from the kill. Come forward and, of course, the bird would fight to protect it. He had to stay still, calm, assured, and not give ground. The falcon would respect that stance, take its prey and leave.

But the bird didn't leave. It watched Logan for another minute, then cast its head back and let out a shrieking cry. It took a step toward him.

Even feeling intimidated, Logan decided his best move was not to move…

"I have no fight with you, brother," he said quietly.

The bird let out another cry. It hopped back to the pigeon, looked at Logan and willfully ripped the second wing off, then spat it out and stared at Logan again.

This was ridiculous, he thought. He'd never seen a peregrine falcon so much as land in his driveway, much less pick a fight with him.

He reached with slow, nonthreatening movements for his gun belt and the Colt .45 holstered there; he had no desire to harm any creature, but neither would he be blinded by a bird that seemed to be harboring an overabundance of testosterone.

As if the bird had known what the gun was, it leaped back.

Logan had the gun aimed. "I don't want to hurt you, brother bird," he said. "But if you force my hand, I will."

The bird seemed to understand him—and to know he meant his words. It gave yet another raucous cry, jumped on the pigeon and soared into flight, taking its prey. Logan watched as the bird disappeared into the western sky.

Curious about the encounter and very surprised by it, he shook his head and turned toward his car again.

He took one step and paused, frowning.

It suddenly looked as if he'd stepped into an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

The Birds.

They were everywhere. They covered the eaves of his house, the trees and the ground, everything around him. They sat on the hood and the roof of his car. Every bird native to the state of Texas seemed to be there, all of them just staring at him. Jays, doves, grackles, blackbirds, crows and even seabirds—a pelican stood in the center of his lawn.

It was bizarre. He was being watched…stalked…by birds!

None made a move toward him.

As he started to walk, a sparrow flapped its wings, moving aside. He continued to his car, wings fluttering around him as the smaller birds made way. When he reached his car door, he opened it slowly, carefully, and then sat behind the wheel, closing the door. He revved the engine and heard scratching noises as the birds atop his car took flight.

Logan eased out of the driveway. As he did so, a whir of black rose with a furious flapping of wings. He blinked, and when he opened his eyes again, they were gone.

Every last bird was gone.

He looked back at his old mission-style house, wondering if he'd somehow blacked out, had a vision, and yet managed to get into his car. But that was not the case. He didn't black out. For him, visions were dreams. They occurred only when he slept, and he usually laughed them away. His father's people believed that all dreams were omens, while his mother's father—psychiatrist and philosopher William Douglas—believed that dreams or "visions" were arguments within the human psyche. In William's view, fears and anxiety created alternate worlds seen only in the mind; their role was to help resolve emotional conflicts.

Whichever approach was correct didn't matter much. He'd seen what he had seen. This hadn't been a vision or a dream.

But it was odd that it had happened when he was on his way to meet with Jackson Crow, FBI agent and head of the mysterious Krewe of Hunters—a unit both infamous and renowned.

San Antonio. It was different, that was all. Different. Kelsey O'Brien looked out the Longhorn Inn's kitchen window. From here, she could see the walls of the old chapel at the Alamo. The city was bustling, pleasantly warm now that it was spring, and the people she'd met so far were friendly and welcoming.

She still felt like a fish out of water.

That's what she was missing—the water.

She'd been in San Antonio almost three days and they'd been nice days. San Antonio was a beautiful city. Kelsey actually had a cousin living here, Sean Cameron, but he worked for a special-effects company, and they were currently out in the desert somewhere, trying to reproduce the Alamo as it had once been for a documentary. She was grateful that her old camp friend, Sandy Holly, had bought the historic inn and one-time saloon where she was staying. Sandy made her feel a bit less like a fish out of water, but it was strange not to be within steps of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Her life—except for summer camp and college upstate—had been spent in the Florida Keys. Where there was water. Lots and lots of water. Of course, they had the river here, and she loved the Riverwalk area, with its interesting places to go and dine and shop. The history of the city appealed to her, too.

It was just.. different. And it was going to take some getting used to. Of course, she still had no idea what she was doing here, or if she was going to stay. She might not be in San Antonio long; on the other hand, she could be transferring here. And she might be taking on a different job.

She was a United States Marshal, which meant she worked for a service that might require her to go anywhere. She'd certainly traveled in her life, but the concept that she could be moving here, making a life here, seemed unlikely—not something she would have chosen. Now that it might be happening, she had to remind herself that she'd always known she could be transferred. But her training had been in Miami, and because of her familiarity with Key West, where she had grown up, she'd been assigned, as one of only two Marshals, to the office there. She'd been doing the job for two years now, enjoying an easy camaraderie with Trent Fisher, her coworker. They reported in to the Miami office when required, and occasionally their Miami supervisor came down. Key West was small, and despite the friction that could exist between law enforcement agencies, she'd quickly established excellent working relations with the police and the Coast Guard and the other state and federal agencies with which the two Marshals worked. And then…

Then she'd suddenly ended up here. She was still wondering why, because Archie Lawrence, her supervisor, had been so vague.

"You're going to love the situation," Archie had assured her. "You go to this meeting, and then you'll have a two-week hiatus to decide what you feel about an offer you're going to receive. So, nothing is definite yet."

"I'm being given a vacation so I can get an offer and think about it?" That hardly seemed typical of the government. "What's the offer?" she'd demanded.

"That's what your meeting is about," he'd said.

And no amount of indignant questioning or wheedling would convince him to share the details. If he even knew them… "Look, your meeting is with an FBI agent and you may be transferring services," Archie had told her. "That's all I'm at liberty to say."

"Why?" she'd asked him. "I don't want to change agencies!"

"Hey, it's come down from the brass, kiddo, and it sounds unusual—two federal agencies getting together on a friendly basis. Hallelujah!" Archie rolled his eyes. "No one's going to force you to change. You're being presented with an opportunity. You can say no. I mean it. If you don't like this offer, you have the option to pack up and come home, with no harm done to your status here. So quit asking me questions. Go away. Don't darken my door—for the time being, anyway. You have things to do, arrangements to make." He'd sent her one of his lopsided grins. She liked Archie and considered him a great boss. He was always easygoing until he went into "situation" mode and then he could spew out orders faster and with more precision than the toughest drill sergeant.

Sometimes, of course, she wondered what Archie really thought of her. She was good at her job, although some of her methods were a bit unexpected. Luckily, a lot of criminals were still sexist. They didn't realize that a woman could and would hold them to task, shoot with uncanny aim and manage handcuffs with ease. But she'd felt Archie's eyes on her a few times when she hadn't really been able to explain the intuition that had led to her discovery of a cache of drugs, a hiding place—or a dead body. She even wondered if he was hoping she'd take another position.

Today, soon, she'd attend a meeting with a man from the FBI. He had an offer for her that presumably had to do with the unique abilities she'd shown during her two years with the government, and due to the status of this particular branch of service, various government offices were cooperating. On the one hand, she felt like telling someone that if she'd wanted to work for the FBI, she would have applied to the FBI. But she was curious, and she wasn't prone to be difficult; it was just the mystery of the situation.

Law enforcement agencies were not known for their cooperation—rather sad, really, since they were all working toward the same goal. That was one of the reasons she'd loved working in Key West; they had plenty to deal with, but they were smaller, and thus got along fairly well. Drugs were constantly out on the waterways. The Coast Guard was overworked, ditto the state police and the county police. The cops in Key West loved the Marshals. It had all been pretty good. State police, Monroe County police, the Coast Guard and the U.S. Marshal's Office, all getting along, most of them meeting for a beer here and there on Duval Street or some off-the-tourist track location. In her case, it had probably helped that she'd gone to the University of Miami and done an internship with the U.S. Marshal's Office. She'd zeroed in on her chosen profession early. And she'd expected to stay in south Florida.

To contemplate a life here, in Texas, was just…strange.

Nothing wrong with Texas, of course.

But she had it all figured out. It was the water. In San Antonio, there was no coast. There was the river, though.

She glanced at her watch. Two hours until her meeting.

When she looked out the window again, she nearly jumped. In those few seconds, a massive crow had landed on the outer sill. The damned thing seemed to be staring at her. She waved a hand at it.

The bird didn't fly away. It continued to stare.

Then it pecked the window.

She almost stepped back, then didn't. She scowled at the bird. "I'm a United States Marshal, and I will not be intimated by a bird!" she said aloud.

"What's that?"

Kelsey swung around. Sandy Holly had come breezing into the kitchen.

"You have really big, aggressive birds around here," Kelsey said.

"We do?"

"Yeah, look!"

When she turned to the window again, the crow was gone. It bothered Kelsey to realize that the bird disturbed her. Ah, well, she had discovered earlier that one of the men she'd be meeting was Agent Crow. Maybe that knowledge had made the bird's appearance seem like something more—like some kind of omen, for good or.

Sandy smiled, raising her eyebrows. "Anyone would think you were trying not to like Texas," she said.

"No, no, I love Texas. Texas is great," Kelsey told her.

"Maybe you're just a little nervous. This is the big day, right?"

"This is it," Kelsey agreed. Sandy Holly was proving to be a true friend. Kelsey had gotten to know her almost twenty years ago, when they'd been a pair of awkward eight-year-olds at the West Texas dude ranch Kelsey's parents had been sure she'd want to attend. But she'd been terrified of horses, while Sandy was terrified of being alone. Sandy had ridden before, even at five, because…because she was a Texan from San Antonio. Texans rode horses and wore big hats. So, at eight, Kelsey had toughened up enough to tell Sandy she didn't need to be homesick, and Sandy had promised Kelsey she'd learn to love horses. She did, Kelsey mused. Thanks to Sandy, she'd become an excellent rider. And, thanks to Sandy, she'd known where she wanted to stay when she came to San Antonio. The Longhorn Inn and Saloon.

It wasn't as if they'd seen each other frequently. After a few years, they had skipped camps of any kind. But they'd met with other friends in Vegas to celebrate their respective twenty-first birthdays and kept up with each other through Facebook and email. When she'd first talked about applying to be a U.S. Marshal, Sandy had encouraged her.

Kelsey was particularly glad to be here because Sandy wasn't in great shape at the moment—taking over the old inn had proven to be a monumental task, and there were problems Sandy had hinted about that Kelsey didn't entirely understand. They hadn't really had a chance to sit down and talk, since Sandy was running a business, which meant her time was limited. It was even more limited because she'd lost a manager the week before—the young man simply hadn't shown up for work—and while Sandy had a great housekeeping staff of three, the organizational and hostessing duties had all fallen to her. Of course, as Kelsey well knew, Sandy could be high-strung, and she wondered if working for her friend wasn't a little stressful. On the plus side, Sandy did like to hire college guys who needed a break on a resume. None of them seemed to last too long, however.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    The cover is awesome. The story had me hooked. Great Read!

    The cover is awesome. The story had me hooked. Great Read!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Mystery driven paranormal romance

    Unseen is another novel involving Krewe of Hunter's leader Jackson Crow. He is in Texas, putting together a new crew, since his team is stretched to the limit with investigations and the characters have all been paired off. Graham delivers a novel filled with murder, mystery, suspense, paranormal activity and a new romance. I like the way the dead assist the living in these mystery driven romances. Young woman are showing up murdered near the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. All of these young women were last seen in the area of the Alamo and a historical hotel called the Longhorn. The Longhorn is steeped in history and death. Legend has it a young woman died by the hands of a man around the time of the battle of the Alamo in room 207. Recently, the room was found covered in blood, but the body was never found. Jackson has arranged to meet US Marshall, Kelsey O’Brien and Texas Ranger, Logan Raintree. Both have uncanny abilities to find the dead and missing. Neither of them knows what this job offer is about. When Raintree is offered the position as leader of a new team on the FBI, he isn’t sure he wants it, but his insatiable curiosity has him staying on the case. I really liked Raintree and was moved by his troubled past. He has the skills and manner to make a great team lead. O’Brien isn’t sure she wants the position. She has always lived near the water and has wanted to be a US Marshall since she was a teen. Like Raintree she is intrigued by the case. As the team takes on more members and more bodies are discovered; paranormal activity leads Raintree and O’Brien toward solving the case. Graham weaves a tale that captivates you, as she slowly reveals clues and suspects. The chemistry between Raintree and O’Brien develops slowly and was sweet. The climax finds O’Brien smack in the middle of danger. I am excited about the new team and look forward to reading more cases. I want to thank netGalley and Harlequin for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kimberly Wise *3.5 Stars* This is

    REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kimberly Wise

    *3.5 Stars* This is the first in the new Texas Krewe of Hunters. While most of Graham’s books have been set in Florida (mostly Key West) or some in New Orleans this is set in San Antonio, Texas. It is the start up of the new Krewe of Hunters. A new branch of the Harrison Investigation/Krewe of Hunters in New Orleans series.

    Logan is a Texas Ranger who is coming back from losing his wife three years ago after a revenge killing for putting a man into prison. Kelsey is a US Marshal from Key West. Neither of them knows why they are being called to San Antonio except there is going to be a new job offer but neither has an idea of what kind of job or why them. When Jackson Crow (Krewe leader of the New Orleans branch) explains why they have been asked to help they learn women are being killed and left around the city. Jackson feels there is something going on and because The Alamo has such history maybe Logan and Kelsey with the “gifts” they have can get to the answers before another woman goes missing.

    This is a very typical Graham ghost story. And ghost stories are where Graham should stay. She has a way of writing that draws the reader in. I guess you could say that Graham writes it all. Her books fall under “Paranormal Romantic Suspense”. Her books are not the same when she does not write about ghost. Thankfully we have three in this book to enjoy. The problem was I never felt a connection between Kelsey and Logan. Their relationship felt more like a working affair and when the case was over they would go their separate ways and be fine with it. What keeps this story going? The suspense of who-dunnit (which I am not sure I have ever figured out in one of Graham’s books and I read a lot of suspense books) and the history of the area she is writing about. The history that we find out through Graham’s writing is incredible and it makes you want to go visit. In this case it was The Alamo which of course was part of our history class growing up but Graham wraps a story around that history and brings the area to life. Is this one of her best ever? Maybe not. But I did enjoy it. And if you are a fan of Graham’s then you will as well. No one tells a ghost story like Graham!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    A Must Read

    Whomever gave this book zero stars?? Really? Did u even read the synopsis before buying? Very clear as to what its about! Heather Graham hits another home run.

    History, paranormal, throw in a serial killer with a great twist at the end. Did not see that one coming!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Review: The Unseen by Heather Graham 4 STARS This has a little

    Review: The Unseen by Heather Graham
    4 STARS
    This has a little of everything, ghosts of murder victims & murder,missing treasure, FBI Agent,Texas Ranger,US Marshal,Alamo, Davy Crocket, movie, mediums,romance,sex scenes and it all makes sense.
    Kelsey O'Brien is US Marshal out of Florida she was sent to texas to meet with FBI Agent Crow. She not sure why but is staying with old friend who bought an old hotel & bar by the Alamo.
    Logan Raintree is a Texas Ranger he also has been asked to meet and work with FBI Agent Crow. Logan sees the dread. He is a widower.
    Agent Crow is putting together a second team that has extra senses and wants Logan to head up the team. Tells him to take his time but work a serial
    murder right in his town.
    In fact one murder victum never found but hotel room had blood all over it is the one Kelsey is staying in. The murder taken place at the time her friend was buying the hotel. Kelsey ended up in that room and saw ghosts in it.
    Logan and Kelsey got very close fast as they worked together. Trying to find out who the victims were and why they were killed.
    I would like to read more books about this team working together.
    I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
    03/27/2012 PUB Harlequin Mira Books

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Awesome

    Loved this book. Cant wait to read the rest of the series. Heather Graham is one of my favorite authors. I love how she keeps me wanting more. This book is on my list of favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Very good

    Enjoyed the twists and ending.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    A MUST READ

    HEATHER GRAHAM DOES IT AGAIN

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    great book!

    First, I want to say that this is my first Heather Graham book, and it has gotten me hooked. I just purchased all of her Krewe of Hunters series and am eager to read them.

    So this book, as I understand, is a branching off of her Krewe of Hunters series. I realized this about a chapter in when the Krewe of Hunters was mentioned and I thought to myself, I think I have a book on hold that is from a series by the same name. I paused, looked it up, and low and behold, I did. I was worried that I might get confused when reading this book, so I did some research to see if this was part of the series, or an off shoot. I discovered it was an off shoot and was very happy. You do not have to have read any of the Krewe of Hunters series to understand this book at all. Since I do not have a bias based on previous books, like some reviewers, I totally enjoyed it.

    The story starts out pretty quickly and is easy to follow. It reminds me of Dark Hunters in a way, the whole brooding single guys and tough single girls who protect the innocent, the whole crime fighting aspect, the romance aspect, and the whole supernatural part. But that is the only comparison. It is completely unique, at least compared to what I have read.

    This is more like a historical mystery, crime fighting novel. More along the lines of Sherlock Holmes with a paranormal romance twist. There is a lot of action and the two main characters are quite developed. I wonder if other books, if written, will follow other members of the team? That would make sense. This book was full of suspense and kept me on the edge of my seat, I had to force myself to go to sleep because I had church in the morning, even though I was almost at the "who done it part."

    Now for who was the bad guy? I am so not going to tell you, you will just have to read and find out on your own. I was delightfully surprised that I had not guessed who'd done it before it was revealed, that makes this a very well written story, in my opinion.

    Now I have to say this is an ADULT book. It has multiple sex scenes, though not as graphic as some, they are by no means just "they fell into each others arms ect..." They are a bit graphic, but this is an adult paranormal romance novel, not a book written for teens. I don't remember any swearing, but that doesn't mean it wasn't in there, if it was, there wasn't so much that it bothered me.

    In conclusion, this book was super good, and I highly recommend it. I would recommend this book only for adults, but obviously, it is up to you what your kids read. Teachers, this is NOT one to recommend to students to read, things will just go south from there.

    If you like mysteries, paranormal romances, or books with a bit of historical romance mixed in, you will love this book, I am sure of it!

    I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.

    Please read more of my reviews on my blog: sarahereads(dot)wordpress(dot)com

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Zero Stars. Garbage- had to give it 1 to post.

    The first book that I've read in a long time that deserved a refund. Sophomoric drivel.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Amazing

    I loved this book it had everything in it I love to read and being a Texas girl and having family that fought at the Alamo and died it was amazing. I can not wait for the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Electriceflare

    She waited for lionblaze feeling a little scared to speak to him. But she knew that she had to address him.

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  • Posted June 2, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Jackson Crow is putting together a 2nd Krewe of Hunters. He¿s in

    Jackson Crow is putting together a 2nd Krewe of Hunters. He’s in San Antonio, Texas interviewing two of his choices, a Texas Ranger, Logan Raintree, and a U.S. Marshal, Kelsey O’Brien. Raintree has grown up in San Antonio, O’Brien is a newcomer. During the course of the interviews Crow produces evidence of a serial killer in San Antonio targeting young women. Raintree and O’Brien decided to look into the killings while making up their minds about joining the Krewe. However, it is only a short time before they both decide they want to be permanently part of the Krewe. The story is mainly set at the Longhorn Hotel and the Alamo. Raintree and O’Brien and see and speak with ghosts. 
     
    Kelsey is invited to an interview in San Antonio and decides to stay at her friend’s newly reopened hotel, The Longhorn. Before she is there very long, a cowboy comes screaming out of one of the rooms saying the walls were covered in blood. Kelsey trades rooms with him to help her friend out. A woman was murdered in the room shortly before the fall of the Alamo. She meets Logan when she goes to her interview with Jackson. They proceed to the Alamo. It seems most of the women were abducted from that area. Logan has a friend there who is a ghost from the time of the battle with Santa Anna at the Alamo. They race to find the killers before another woman is abducted. They speak with ghosts, see visions, and are assisted in their search by a large group of birds. Kelsey ends up getting abducted. The killer is a surprise. 

    I very much enjoy Heather Graham’s books and especially this series, The Krewe of Hunters. Logan is the epitome of the Texas Ranger and Kelsey is a very capable U.S. Marshall. This is a romantic suspense story and I would recommend it to those who like that kind of book as well as those who read paranormal stories and mysteries. It is an easy and entertaining read. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Outcasts Chapter 3

    My mom stared at me acros the table glancing nervously at mu father.(my adoptive parents). It was silent. It was that way most of the time in my house lately. Silent. My mom spoke. "Honey you know how...um your school counselor suggested...tgat um you go to a proffessional....." she trailed off not being able to do it. I fidnt know anything about the school counselor ever talking to my parents. "A professional what?" I asked her mom shook head never mind dear. The rest of the meal went on in silence. I shrugged eatingvwhat was left on my plate and excusing myself from the table. I went up the stairs to the basement. (My room). My parents always asked why i chose to live there when w had a huge house with tons if rooms. To tell the truth i didnt kniw it just felt safe because no one coukd get in unless i let them. Ever since the break in i started living up here my phone buzzed. Who the heck coukd that be? I didnt have any friends. I picked it up. Blocked number. I shook my head. My phone buzzed again. Blocked number. I picked it up. "WHAT?!" i said then suddenly the voice in my head came over the line "saraya you have to get out of the house NOW!" suddenly the fire alarm rang out and i rushed down the ladder. I ran to the kitchen. The cutting board had been too clise to the oven i grabbed a fire extinguisher. I felt no fear. "SARAYA!" My mother shouted at me grabbing my arm i shook her off and fired at the cutting board. The fire was put out in seconds. My mom hugged me hard then hheld me away from her. "Dont ever do that to me again." I nodded and she hugged me again. The voice came once more "Good job my dear." Then suddenly everything spun and i fell onto the ground grasping my head as images filled it then i blacked out.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Excellent Series

    I have really liked this series of books from Heather Graham. Started off with one book which lead to the purchase of every book in the series.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    In Graham¿s paranormal novel, room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon ha

    In Graham’s paranormal novel, room 207 at the Longhorn Saloon has been the scene of many crimes over the past century. In that very same room today, another woman vanishes never to be heard from again. San Antonio has become a dumping ground for mutilated bodies and Texas Ranger Logan Raintree and U.S. Marshal Kelsey O’Brien are approached to join a team of elite paranormal investigators currently working on the unsolved case. Together, Kelsey and Logan will follow their instincts to the Alamo and with their “special skills” they will discover the why of it all.
    Once again, Graham shines as an incredible storyteller in yet another great addition to the Krewe of Hunters series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Great book!

    I am a fan of Heather Graham from way back, and I love her paranormal books! This one was a real page-turner fom the start. Great plot, characters you can relate to, romance and an ending i didn't quite expect. Well done, Ms. Graham!

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Truthfully, I didn't expect a whole lot from this book. It's des

    Truthfully, I didn't expect a whole lot from this book. It's described as Logan Raintree and his group of paranormal investigators solving crime. So, I thought the book would likely be a bit hokey. I was pleasantly surprised that this story had so much depth and character development, so much so that I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

    The story is told from mostly two points of view - Logan Raintree and Kelsey O'Brien, the two main investigators on the case and the love interest in story. They don't sit around in dark rooms communing with ghosts... at least not much. The beauty of the story is that Graham creates characters who use their investigative skills as Texas Ranger and US Marshall, respectively. Yes, there are just enough spine tingling ghost stories to keep the ghost story lovers happy (I am one of those people) and just enough mystery/thriller to keep thriller lovers on the edge of their seats (I was on the edge of mine).

    Now I just got a taste of Graham's paranoramal series with this book and am looking forward to getting my hands on the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    A little off

    I love the Krewe of Hunters books. The first grroup is still my favorite. This one just didn't have the same magic for me. It fell flat in the romance department and with the bonding of the new Krewe. Hopefully the second one will be better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Can't wait ...

    I love the Old Krewe and the New Krewe - can't wait to read the rest of their stories!!!

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