Shrouds of Darkness was Entertaining
5 out of 5 stars
Leo Malone is hired to find a missing werewolf by his daughter. This same werewolf is an accountant to a mob boss, who contacts Leo to also find the missing werewolf. Being paid twice for the same job suits Leo fine and he accepts. But he didn’t realize what an undertaking this would be. In his quest to find answers, Leo encounters rogue vampires, more mobsters, and even a love interest. But add in the fact that dead bodies are turning up that seem to be ravaged by werewolves and all evidence points to the missing were! Is this a case of a were gone rogue too, or something else?
This was all sorts of awesome!! I listened to this while I was sick and it cheered me up and made me laugh out loud. I absolutely loved Leo. He is an antihero and a jerk at times, but his devil may care attitude was what made him so lovable. He may also be a hardass but he is a man of his word and has a sense of righteousness that appealed to me. It also helped that he was so funny and witty, especially with “Mo Money” the hilarious hacker Marvin.
The plot was fast paced and action packed. There were mystery, intrigue and plenty of fight scenes, and I few through the book. I also loved finding out about the Vampire dynamics and how they work.
In all, Shrouds of Darkness was a fun, entertaining read. It was well written and developed and I so can’t wait to read the second book in the series!!!
This is the first book I’ve listened to that was narrated by Steven Jay Cohen and I really enjoyed his narration. He was easy to listen to and read this well. He gave each of the characters their own personality and really brought Leo to life!! I will have to check out more by him.
Shroud of Darkness by Brock Deskins
Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Series: Brooklyn Shadows #1
Published by Self Published on November 30th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
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Leo Malone is a vampire, part-time PI, part-time hired muscle, and full-time jerk, but he is very good at what he does. Leo deals with problems with sharp, sarcastic remarks, unparalleled violence, and "bullet diplomacy". Leo signs on to a simple missing persons case - as simple as a missing werewolf can be - but when ravaged bodies begin to show up in streets of New York, Leo finds himself wrapped within the dark, shrouded folds of an ever-expanding conspiracy that threatens to expose the shadowy existence of both vampires and werewolves.
Shrouds of Darkness is a pause-resisting action thriller that will have you tightly gripped in suspense, laughing hysterically at Leo's unfiltered behavior, and begging for more.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
RATED AS ONE OF AMAZON’S TOP 50 FANTASY AUTHORS 2012-1013. Brock Deskins was born in a small town located in rural Oregon. At age twenty, he joined the army and served as an M1A1 tank crewman, dental specialist, and computer analyst. While in the military, he became an accomplished traveler, husband, and father of three wonderful children. His military career completed, he attended college to brush up on his skills as a computer analyst and gain new skills as a writer. Brock received his degree in computer networking and is devoting his full-time and limited attention span to writing and hiking in the woods with his two furry family members.