Selena would like to leave the past behind as she plans her wedding ... but the past no longer sleeps.
The exciting sequel to VIPER: a Mystery by acclaimed author John Desjarlais, which follows the ongoing story of Selena De La Cruz, former DEA investigator and philosophy professor Reed Stubblefield.
In 1993, a Cardinal was murdered in Mexico at the Guadalajara Airport. Nearly twenty years later, the Vatican revisits the case ... and finds that Selena's family might have played a key role. Selena and Reed are forced to confront her family's ghosts ... in more ways than one...
"Gripping from page one, Specter builds on John Desjarlais' tradition of fast-paced, faith inspired fiction. You won't be able to put this one down, and you'll finish it wanting more!"
Their chemistry is very much a part of the narrative as it is part of their relationship. She's a very tough, outgoing modern woman who has little problem with a shootout, and he's a quiet, bookish, old-fashioned gentleman who thinks in Aristotle quotes. And I really like these two together, even though we hadn't seen much of their developing relationship. Looking at the two of them deal with the trials of dealing with the wedding is more than enough evidence for why these two belong together. - DeClan Finn, The Examiner
"John Desjarlais has done it again. Whether this is your first encounter with his cast of characters or you consider them old friends, brace yourself for a charged plotline that's sure to keep you up all night turning the pages."
- Sarah Reinhard, author and blogger, SnoringScholar.com
"This is a terrific followup to the first two novels. Once I started I had a hard time putting it down. Looking forward to reading it again!"
Posted by LeAnn Wakeman on 28th May 2015
The thrilling climax of John Desjarlais’ Higher Mystery series, Specter is the my favorite book of the trilogy. It is a suspenseful page turner as Selena and Reed become embroiled in a 16 year old murder that might not only end their wedding plans but their lives. The ghost in this closest is too real.