Seizure (Virals #2) by Kathy Reichs

Book Description:

Published: October 18, 2011

Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they’ve turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack. But now the very place that brought them together – the Loggerhead Island Research Institute – is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it.

So when Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, she can’t believe her luck – buried treasure is exactly what she needs to save the Institute on Loggerhead! Trouble is, she and her friends aren’t the only ones looking for it. And this time, the Virals’ special powers may not be enough to dig them out of trouble . . .

Review –

I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first because it was just WAY too improbable !

The teens being infected with a rare strain of canine parvovirus and having super powers is bad enough but I can live with that-it’s the finding of the buried treasure that had me rolling my eyes.  For hundreds of years experienced treasure hunters had looked and failed the find the treasure of the pirate Anne Bonney, but along comes four teenagers and viola they find it in a matter of days.  GIVE ME A BREAK!

While is was okay to listen to, I don’t know if I’ll  check out other books in the series.

 

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Ghost Night by Heather Graham

Book Description

Series: Bone Island Trilogy | Publication Date: July 27, 2010
A slasher movie turns real when two young actors are brutally murdered on a remote island film set. Their severed heads and arms are posed in macabre homage to a nineteenth-century pirate massacre.Two years later, survivor Vanessa Loren is drawn back to South Bimini by a documentary being made about the storied region. Filmmaker Sean O’Hara aches to see how the unsolved crime haunts her…and Sean knows more than a little about ghosts.Lured by visions of a spectral figurehead, Vanessa discovers authentic pirate treasures that only deepen the mystery. Are the murders the work of modern-day marauders, the Bermuda Triangle or a deadly paranormal echo of the island’s violent history? As Vanessa and Sean grow closer, the killer prepares to resume the slaughter…unless the dead can intervene.Review –

This book had great characters, suspense, and romance with a bit of ghostly delights thrown in.  I listened to an abridged  format and I could tell that I missed a lot.  In the past the abridged books I’ve listened to, and there have been many, seem to be better edited. I still found the second installment of the Bone Island Trilogy to be a good read.