A Review of “Dark Passage: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Violet Darger Book 7) by Tim McBain and LT Vargus

Dark Passage: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller (Violet Darger Book 7) by [L.T. Vargus, Tim McBain]

Full disclosure – I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book by the authors but have voluntarily provided a review.

Darger and Loshak are reunited in an explosive new thriller

In a landfill somewhere in Pennsylvania a worker discovers a body among the discarded detritus of life. A lone female tossed away like a used rag or broken doll. Darger and Loshak are called to investigate, but when the body count rises from one to three it appears that this may not be an isolated incident. As the duo begins to work with the local police force, they are not much closer to an answer. After a trip to a local commune nets more questions than answers the agents start to slowly piece together the clues to cracking open a mystery bigger than they could ever imagine.

Dark Passage is lucky seventh in the Violet Darger series of novels by author duo Tim McBain and LT Vargus and also marks Violet’s return to the FBI and her partner/mentor Victor Loshak. Taking place several months after the close of Night On Fire, Violet has recovered and has rejoined her colleagues at the bureau. But her first case back will not be an easy one and she finds herself facing her darkest fears as she goes in hot pursuit of the culprit.

Dark Passage was a nice reunion of the Darger/Loshak duo. While many things may have changed in both of the agent’s lives since they were last paired the undeniable chemistry of this duo remains. Where Victor seems to have mellowed a little after his recent reconciliation, Violet is as impetuous as ever. Whether this is owing to her recent brush with death in Night On Fire, battling her personal relationship demons or other causes, this impetuous nature true to form drives her into a game of cat and mouse with the killer deep underground.  For fans of this series, you will not be disappointed. For new readers who like crime dramas with a strong female lead and enough twists to make you dizzy you should give this series a go. While this is the seventh in the series, owing to this being a reuniting of sorts of the two core characters, this can easily be read as a stand alone without too much confusion with regard to back story. It is definitely good to see the dynamic duo of Darger and Loshak back in action and I cannot wait to see what sinister villain is up next when they take their next case.

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