Decker Roberts is back, and he always knows when you’re telling the truth.
David Rotenberg first introduced Decker Roberts and his unique gifts in the critically acclaimed thriller The Placebo Effect. Since Decker’s last run-in with the NSA, he’s been trying to remain off the radar, searching for his estranged son, Seth. Decker’s synaesthetic abilities, once a lucrative gift, are increasingly becoming a liability.
When a vicious attack wipes out the best and brightest of America’s young minds, devastating the country’s future, Decker is forced to step out of the shadows and help track down the killer. And as the hunt brings him in contact with other people of “his kind,” Decker begins to realize that there may be depths to his gifts that he had never even imagined.
Meanwhile, several parties are secretly tracking the progress of Decker’s son, trying to determine if Seth has the same powerful gift as his father. Decker is determined to go to any lengths to find his son, but along the way he will have to face down enemies, both old and new, as well as struggle with whether Seth even wants to be found.
David Rotenberg’s thrilling sequel to The Placebo Effect is full of suspense and will challenge what you think you know about people who have special “gifts.” From rural Africa to downtown Toronto, the paths of Rotenberg’s colourful characters intertwine as they move toward a conclusion that none of them can see coming. – Publisher’s Website
Decker is one frantic father. When looking for his son, he’s in the middle of something else horrific that happens. Can he get out of it, no. In this second installment, Decker meets some other “special” people who have some of the same gifts he has, finds more about who and what his gifts entail.
I dove into this book as soon as I received it. I wanted to know more about Decker, his friends – if they wanted to harm him or help him. Right now, that is still up for debate, but in this second installment of the Junction Chronicles, I’m as deeply into it as I ever was before. I for one want a happy ending, but with things going as they are, I am not sure. The book ends at that pivotal point in the book where you all will go nooooooooo!! and wanting to know what happens.
We will have to wait until book three, probably next year to finally find out what exactly does happen with Decker, his son, and everyone else in the cast of characters of this nail-biting thriller/mystery. I can’t wait! Maybe I can bribe the publisher or the author for a peek…we shall see ha!