Monday, July 18, 2011

Title: Blood Web
Author: Gary Starta
Publisher: Charles River Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2007)
ISBN# 978-0979130489
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 390
Rating: 4.5 Blood Drops
Reviewed by: Amy J Ramsey of Ramsey's Reviews

Synopsis on back cover:
Deep within a Colorado cave, a teen drifter discovers an arrowhead shaped crystal harboring an evil sentience. Acting as the crystal's host, the boy is endowed with psychic powers and extreme rage. He embarks on a cross country mission, eager to exact revenge for crimes committed more than a century ago; able to track his intended victims through a biological conduit. Caitlin Diggs became the FBI s top agent by being brazen and unconventional, but her experience and training had not prepared her for this new enemy, a murderous teenager whose twisted union with a crystal has spawned a biological internet threatening all of humanity. A trail of bodies leads Agent Diggs to a terrible conclusion; to halt the murders, she must take control of the crystal herself. But Diggs is not herself. Plagued by nightmares of her partner and lover s murder, she has revenge issues of her own. Can she come to terms with her vengeful lust and stop the killer? Or will she be lured into the crystal's blood web?
The author, Gary Starta, has uniquely envisioned a fantastic Paranormal-Thriller series. I have yet to come across a story quite like this, until now. The aspect of merging Native American history and modern day times, with a twist of the paranormal and a psychotic serial killer on the loose, is spectacular. The story within is just as enticing to me as the tile, Blood Web (which I love). The author has successfully portrayed realistic characters, an amazing plot, and in-depth descriptions ( although somewhat long winded, but necessary to the story-line for a series ). All-in-all I will definitely recommend this book to other readers. Well done, Gary Starta. Thank you for an incredible story. Note: There were some typo's but nothing too serious for the reader to become confused.