Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Review - Prodigal Son by Debra Mullins

Prodigal Son (Truth Seers, #1)
by Debra Mullins
Published 2013
366 Pages

Rafael "Rafe" Montana is a descendant of the lost City of Atlantis who uses his special abilities as a seer to capture criminals. By looking into a person's eyes, in person or by way of a photograph, he can visualize their location. He also knows whether the person is dead or alive--a color visualization means the person is still alive, while a black and white image means the person is dead. This has always been the case. The only exception to his gifts has to do with family. Rafe cannot see the location of family members. 

In his routine work as a bounty hunter, and in perusing the otherwise mundane cases on his boss's desk, Rafe is struck by an image of a man named Danny Cangialosi. Something is very wrong. The image is in color, so Rafe knows that Danny is still alive. The problem is, he cannot see Danny's location. Utterly perplexed, Rafe accepts the otherwise straightforward case, and begins his search for Danny the old fashioned way. He has no idea that the search will make a full circle, bringing him face to face with his past, his family, and with a history that is far more complex than he ever imagined!

I enjoyed the banter between Rafe and Danny's step-sister, Cara. They share an instant attraction. And while they both are eager to find Danny, Cara knows that she needs to get to him first. Eventually, seeing that they share a mutual goal, they join forces. Still, their interactions are strained by the fact that Cara believes Danny is innocent, while Rafe believes Danny is running from the law.

Rafe is a strong, handsome, and protective man with superhuman powers. How can Cara resist such charms? Together, they embark on a journey of danger, discovery, and self awareness surrounding where they came from and (more importantly) where they are going. There were some inconsistencies near the end, but this was a great story with some unexpected twists! 

Reviewed by Stephanie

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