THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE, THE MORE THERE MAY BE TO FEAR.
Tara Sheridan is the best criminal profiler around—and the most unconventional. Trained as a forensic psychologist, Tara also specializes in Tarot card reading. But she doesn’t need her divination skills to realize that the new assignment from her friend and sometime lover, Agent Harry Li, is a dangerous proposition in every way.
Former Cold War operatives, all linked to a top-secret operation tracking the disposal of nuclear weapons in Russia, are disappearing. There are no bodies, and no clues to their whereabouts. Harry suspects a conspiracy to sell arms to the highest bidder. The cards—and Tara’s increasingly ominous dreams—suggest something darker. Even as Tara sorts through her feelings for Harry and her fractured relationship with the mysterious order known as Delphi’s Daughters, a killer is growing more ruthless by the day. And a nightmare that began decades ago in Chernobyl will reach a terrifying endgame that not even Tara could have foreseen. . . .Rogue Oracle is the second book in the Delphic Oracle series. Yep, I've started another series somewhere else besides the beginning. You do not need to read the first book to be totally absorbed into this story. This book can stand alone. It is also a fun UF that will keep you on the edge of your seat in a psychological and horror filled way. There is a bit of romance but it is more a part of the background giving the story momentum to move forward. It is not a PNR, so if you are looking for a little more romance you might be disappointed. Even so, I felt that Harry, her intended, was a great match for her and you will root for them from the start.
As a side note, I found that there was a bit of philosophy thrown in this book. You are dealing with oracles, tarot cards, psychic ability and often the idea of free will vs. preordained paths are skirted around. There is a small part in this book that discusses it and the view is more on things being fatalistic. Now for those of you snoozing, don't worry, it was only a very small part in the book and I tend to leap at philosophical discussions like this because I find them interesting. I was just happy that the author did in fact chose a side for the characters. Made them more real to me.
I give this book 4 stars. Although I would start with book 1, Dark Oracle, you don't need to if this book finds it's way into your hands. I also recommend it to people who enjoy UF.
I received this book from the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.