Paradise is drowning in lava.
What would you do to survive during a volcanic eruption?
Security specialists Sophie and Jake take a job to rescue a teen girl shacked up with a dangerous meth cooker on the Big Island, and their wilderness destination turns out to be in the path of the biggest eruption Hawaii has seen in decades. Soon, they’re embroiled in a natural disaster too hot for anyone to handle.
Trapped underground in a lava tube, engulfed by darkness and heat, they struggle to outrun a deadly force that consumes everything in its path.
This book, like all the other Wired books, is absolutely amazing. It is an emotional roller coaster of a book. Sophie’s latest case takes her to a kipuka, a small “island” in lava, on the verge of an eruption. The danger is very real, from both the “bad guys” and from nature itself. This book contains some of the most intense chapters of any book I’ve read in a long time. Ms Neal brings us through a vast range of emotions, sometimes in quick succession.
We gets some nice catching up with beloved characters (and not so beloved) in this book, and that is always nice. However, if this is your first Wired book (and if so, whyyy??) you shouldn’t feel lost or confused. There is enough information to know who each person is easily. But if you’ve read this series from the beginning, and the series that originated Sophie’s character, you will love these appearances. I love how with each book Sophie grows personally in some way, but we get new layers to several characters in this book.
There is a reason why Toby Neal is my favorite author, and I cannot wait to see what comes next in this series.
About the author:
***Kirkus Reviews calls Neal’s writing, “persistently riveting. Masterly.”***
Award-winning, USA Today bestselling social worker turned author Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Neal is a mental health therapist, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her stories.
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