by Ivy Keating, Scott Spotson


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When Sean Dermott, the newly appointed police chief, sees the report that a popular local high school coach is missing, his growing fascination with the alluring Vanessa Strauss, who reported the disappearance, makes him determined to solve the case.

The investigation leads him and his team deep into Quarry Head Park, a local scenic preserve with nature trails and expansive views. There is no sign of the missing man, but what he does find terrifies him to the core.

From the depths of the park, a deadly prehistoric looking creature emerges, attacks swiftly and silently, leaving devastation in its wake. In the chaos which follows, it is up to Chief Dermott and a team of scientists to fight for balance by ensuring the safety of his town and preserving this remarkable discovery.

He will risk his career, his reputation and even his own life to stand by what he believes to be right. The question is, will he succeed, or will all be lost?

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ISBN-13: 9781947128552
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 388,740
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Camouflage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camouflage is one of those science fictions where you start to believe it could be real. It starts off as a police investigation for a missing man, but the investigation takes a drastic turn. A deadly creature is discovered setting in motion a dangerous quest to figure out what it is and what to do about it. My favorite part is how science is mixed in with fiction. The lead character is a police chief who is not liked by his superior. He's someone you want to root for because he's willing to risk his job for what he believes in. The pressure is always on him so I wanted to know what he would do next. Several plots were at work here and the authors did not skimp on either. The police investigation kept me guessing, and containing the deadly creature felt threatening and real. There was also a romance-it was entertaining but it did not overshadow the fast paced action. I strongly recommend for scifi fans who like smart written books that make you think deadly creatures could be out there. D. Cohn
SciFi-Lover More than 1 year ago
This is a science fiction, mystery, adventure with action right from the beginning. The police chief was under pressure from his superior from the start; when they disagree on how to handle a case, it elevates the tension and the story is off and running. The chief is a sharp guy and a hero I wanted to root for. I particularly enjoyed reading the parts where the scientists brought in on the case talk about the deadly discovery-- a storyline that holds suspense throughout the novel. The authors incorporate just enough science to make you think something like this could happen. The book has something for everyone. There's even some romance, but it's perfectly placed in the background. It's written with a respect for nature and respect for the reader. Five stars!
Keith Willis More than 1 year ago
Ivy Keating and her collaborator, Scot Spotson, have put together a crackerjack thriller combining police procedural, biology, anthropology, and herpetology, along with a dash of romance to leaven the tension generated in Camouflage. When newly appointed police chief Sean Dermott gets involved in a missing persons case, he discovers a fiercesome creature living in a nearby primeval forest.  Is it a monster? A long-lost dinosaur? Whatever it is, it attacks Sean’s friend Ethan, a state police detective, seriously injuring him, and setting in motion a thrill-ride reminiscent of the works of Michael Crichton. A diverse team of scientists is called in to locate and identify the creature; the antagonistic head of the State Police, who has a major grudge against Sean, is determined to destroy the creature and wreck Sean’s career in the process. And a gorgeous local business owner (and the person who sets the whole story in motion) provides a romantic distraction for an emotionally scarred Chief Dermott. Camouflage is well researched and well written, with engaging characters, taut action scenes, and excellent science. When an attempt to capture the creature goes sour and leads to mayhem, we can feel both Sean’s anguish at the chaos and cheer his determination to help save an anthropological treasure, even if it means sacrificing his career. My only issue with Camouflage was the large cast and shifting points of view. I sometimes had to stop to realize who the story was following (close third person POV), which threw me out of the story momentarily. However, as I tend to do the exact same thing myself, I can’t really quibble on this one. I’m not going to get into spoiler territory, so I leave it there. But rest assured, if you enjoy a good thriller with a healthy dose of well-done science, characters you can root for, and a bit of romance on the side, Camouflage will provide your “creature” comforts.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
A title like Camouflage and a cover with a forest…what can possibly go wrong? I love Ivy Keatinng’s inspiration for the story. Proves my thoughts, that you have to keep have your mind open 24/7 to let those ideas filter into your subconscious, let them percolate, and become a story. Vanessa felt drawn to Quarry Head, where she had dropped off her friend Jason for a jog and he was never seen again. Quarry Head is a 300 acre state park in Connecticut. Sean was considered too young to be the police chief, but it is what it is. He did have a problem that he kept secret, he had taken a blow to the head and it had affected his vision. He corrected the problem with special contact lenses. There were some bonus side affects, he had superior night vision and he focused on shapes over color. I’m thinking that will come in handy, with a title like camouflage…and a deadly prehistoric creature. Sean heads out to the Park and comes home without Jason…but he does have a new member to add to his household…Scout, an abandoned dog. Hmmm… This is all sounding more and more like the B movies that I love so much. So, will they capture it or kill it? Myself, I have watched enough movies, like the Croc movies and Anaconda and the well known Jurassic Park, that I know what happens when you try to capture it. KILL IT! Study it or KILL IT! What would you do? What if it is a discovery of a lost species, a new species? Would you jump at the chance to learn about a new creature? Or would you only see the danger and opt to KILL IT! I didn’t know the ending and I love that. I had thought it was going to be so predictable. The pacing and suspense kept me engrossed, reading, thinking, pondering, waiting… The characters grew and developed deeper personalities. A little romance never hurts a creature feature either. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Camouflage by Ivy Keating and Scott Spotson.