By: P.M. Terrell
Drake Valley Press, Richmond, VA, 978-1935970071, $ 16.95, 2013, 278 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
A Melding of Historical Fact and Mythical Magic
“Dylan’s Song” is carefully crafted fiction; a melding of facts from the history of World Wars I and II are combined with Irish tradition, superstitions, folklore, and physic phenomena. Terrell skillfully introduces law enforcement procedures and the latest cutting edge technology in a “novel” formula – introducing Ground Penetrating Radar Systems/GPRS, satellites, computer simulation, and three dimensional animations with adrenaline pumping action, otherworldly evil, and suspense building terror.
P. M. Terrell picks up the story line where Secrets of a Dangerous Woman left off. Vicki Boyd, Dylan Maguire, and Brenda Carnegie are on a mission in Ireland. Dylan is assigned to rescue a CIA operative imprisoned in a myriad of tunnels beneath the ruins of an ancient castle.
Stimulating dialog, realism, attention to detail and a compelling writing style all add to Terrell’s gift for drawing the reader into the intensity of a dramatic plot and an emotional involvement with her key characters; each facing unresolved personal issues, and secrets that impact their relationships with one another.
Terrell just keeps getting better. “Dylan’s Song” is fourth book in the Black Swamp Mysteries Series, her eighth suspense/thriller, with a promise of more to come. She is raising the standard of the genre of Psychic/Action and the Historical Suspense Thriller.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.