Virals Pt 4: Exposure by Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs.
Followers of this very readible series will be glad this is out. New readers need not have read the earlier parts but you will be mad not to. The reader is brought up to date within the first 30 pages and then it is in to the new action.
The wolf virus that has altered the DNA in 15 year old Tory and her friends Hi, Ben and Shelton is still changing and heightening their senses to that of a wolf. This part is called exposure so I will leave it to the reader to work out what the novel is all about.
Once again we have a sinister villain who has kidnapped two of the Virals classmates, the Gables twins. He is keeping them in a well and lowering their food in a bucket with water constantly dripping over them in a confined space.
The Virals as the group of teenagers is called plus wolfdog Coop, decide to use their abilities for the common good allowing the authors to stretch into crime and their extensive knowledge of forensics.
A startling new development is the revelation of a thirteenth zodiac sign, the serpent bearer and the revelation that the mad scientist, Karsten, who developed the virus that changed the Virals, has left an encrypted flashdrive which is in the possession of whipped rich boy, Chance.
Go on you want to read it. I found it compulsive. High school students and driven Intermediates will enjoy this new part.