For the first time this series, the dream team is splitting up of their own accord. Caleb stays in New Orleans to assist Zahira on a case for SPECTR while John heads out of town in search of clues to his own identity. Both separate plots of this novella are satisfying, and Hawk gives those of us waiting for what’s going on with John some great rewards for our patience.

There’s only so much I can say without giving away too many spoilers, so I’ll leave it thus: If you’ve been following along with this series, this is a solid installment that is not to be missed. I especially appreciate that we might soon find out why, out of all the pantheons in all the world, John is a follower of Sekhmet.

The closing leaves us with excitement about what comes next rather than a true cliffhanger. I’m bummed that this time I’ll have to wait the full length of time for the next release, having caught up with the series as a whole. Luckily I have other Hawk books to binge while I wait — now pardon me while I dive headfirst into Hexworld.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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