Title: Can You Protect Them: Federal Paranormal Unit
Author: Sheri Lyn & Jennifer Wedmore
Publisher: MTW Press
Genre(s): Contemporary, Paranormal
Page Count: March 21, 2019
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
He was an ordinary guy, who had unusual desires, ones that would dub him a serial killer. Unlike most, he decided to act on his whims. The media dubbed him the Professor, it fit. He was determined to learn new things, stuff others would balk at. The Cops and FBI upped the bets when they caught his trail.
Detective Remington Conahan was a little jaded and a lot dedicated. When the first body is found, he is called because everyone knows he will give her the justice she deserves. No one’s life is worthless to him.
Grayson Knox is the newest member to join the Federal Paranormal Unit. When he gets a call from an old friend that a witch was killed and there is a threat of a new serial killer, he agrees to help with the investigation. What he didn’t expect to find was a man who made him lose sight of why he was here.
When evil masquerades as a regular man and travels the country, can anyone protect them?
Uh oh. I think that this book could use another sweep by editor. I’m not usually picky about editing, my main concern being the story, but in this case mistakes distracted me from the story, at least in the beginning. It did affect my impression of the book and the rating.
It’s appropriately gruesome and has bad guy’s POV which is chillingly insane. I could easily see what this book wanted to be. It’s reminiscent of cop shows with a paranormal twist. There is serial killer, a cop determined to catch him and federal agent who might be either help or nuisance.
The romance plot was a bit rushed and I didn’t see spark between characters, but they were interesting and the plot was engaging enough to keep me reading. It’s a pity there wasn’t more about Grayson, since Remington felt more complete than he. It kept the romance part off balance.
The paranormal part is take or leave it. It doesn’t have any bearing on the story, so I’m assuming it plays a part in future books, but here it was superfluous. But it is unusual and certainly adds unique flavor to the book.