An assassin is at work—one of the best in the trade. His body turned to dust long ago, but his spirit roams the Earth freely, undetectable to the five senses. He stalks his victims waiting for just the right opportunity. Then, in quick succession, he possesses a human host and strikes down his quarry. For a century and a half he has served this way.
Deputy Sheriff Nate Barrington is riding the crest of a new relationship. Kaitlyn Spencer is beautiful, altruistic, enlightened—everything he’s not. She teaches classes in New Age philosophy at her growing school. Nate doesn’t share her spirituality, but the physical passion hasn’t subsided enough for him to care.
Nate’s nirvana quickly unravels when Kaitlyn’s life is threatened on two separate occasions. With no apparent motive or any evidence suggesting collusion, the police are stumped. Even more troubling to Nate, Kaitlyn is eventually convinced she is the target of unseen forces.
A hardheaded pragmatist, Nate isn’t prone to believe that spirits can possess people. As far as he’s concerned, Kaitlyn’s claims of perpetrators possessed by a spirit assassin are on par with comic book stories and have nothing to do with reality, and her esoteric, New Age mumbo jumbo begins to drive a wedge into their relationship. And why Kaitlyn? What secret is she hiding?
Even with the sheriff’s resources at Nate’s disposal, the odds for Kaitlyn’s survival are not in her favor. The true enemy is virtually invisible, and Nate’s conventional police tactics have no effect on the spirit world. Strikes come from anytime, anywhere, and from random, unwittingly manipulated people. Behind it all is a deal the assassin had made with the devil: send Kaitlyn Spencer to an early grave in exchange for a fresh start. For that, the assassin will stop at nothing to uphold his end of an Unholy Bargain.
As I sit here and type this review up for my readers I wonder just how many people do realize there is more than meets the eye in this world? Travis Holt the author of Unholy Bargain brings that reality to his readers by adjusting their view on reality. Not only does he do this but he gives his reader something deeper, he gives them the skeptics too! It is always fun having a doubting Thomas realize the unseen! Now, I must say that not only does the reader have the ability to put this book down, but somehow the reader absolutely gets glued to it. Where it becomes impossible to let loose! I for one had this problem and I am sure you will too. I must have a little fun and laughter because this book is not a laughing matter but one that will keep you on edge. Now if you like a story as such that is full of in depth characters, and on the edge of your seat type of awesome writing, then this is definitely the one you have been waiting on. Honestly there need to be more like Holt because I am so darn tired of the ordinary, bring me the extraordinary with a dash of good old fashioned romance too. That is just the way I like it!
I rate this book, well you knew I was giving it to him, FIVE AWESOME STARS! Yes folks FIVE Stars for being such a talented writer and not being afraid to give us what we really want to read!
I urge you to purchase your copy and jump on this Unholy Trail too! :D
* I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine and I have not been compensated for them.
Travis Hallden Holt is a former U.S. Navy surface warfare officer and veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He’s worked the past twenty-two years in the corrections side of law enforcement, first in the prison system, then in the streets as a probation officer. He spent three years supervising felons in a south Atlanta neighborhood ranked the ninth most dangerous neighborhood in America, where one in every twelve residents becomes a victim of crime each year.
For years, his interests were in weaponry (both small arms and large scale), warfare tactics, hand-to-hand combat, criminal justice and unsolved crimes. But life has a way of molding perspectives, and Travis came to realize the physical world known to the five senses didn’t have all the answers. It scratched the surface at best. Accordingly, Travis’s interests shifted to supernatural phenomenon, spirituality, the mysteries of life, the invisible world beyond our five senses and the forces that lie therein. He’s still a peace officer, but one who has mingled with psychics, mystics, mediums, energy healers, shamans, gurus, artists and denizens of the “underground.”
Travis is the author of Unholy Bargain, a supernatural thriller published by Blood Moon Publishing. He resides in Atlanta, GA.