Review of LV48 (Cassie Tam Files #3) by Matt Doyle

New Hopeland City may be the birthplace of Tech Shifter gear, but it isn’t the only place that likes to blend technology with folklore. Now, a new nightmare is stalking the streets…
When PI Cassie Tam is attacked on the way home one night, she expects the police to get involved. What she doesn’t expect is to be forced into acting as bait to lure out a lunatic in a tech-suit that’s literally out for blood. But past actions have consequences, and doing so may be the only way she can get a clean slate from the city’s law makers.
If only that didn’t mean having to face down a wannabe vampire.

I have enjoyed reading Matt Doyle’s Cassie Tam series and hope that he continues to write them. A great mix of mystery, sci-fi/cyberpunk and detective story makes them an enjoyable read.

That being said, I still find Mr. Doyle’s style of endless description in LONGGGGG paragraphs a little hard to read. I think that this book in particular would benefit from more action and less description at times.

I enjoy the cyberpunk aspects of this series and Mr. Doyle’s imagination is wonderful. I have always wondered what it would be like to be a big cat or wolf and the idea of that being a possibility some day is great. The descriptions of the Tech Shifters is a great addition to the books.

There is a little bit of romance, but it is not graphic. The emerging relationship between Caz and Lori was a very minor part of this book. As another reviewer stated, I also missed Bert’s presence throughout this book. Who wouldn’t love to have a robotic gargoyle as pet/protector?

I like how Mr. Doyle adds a new aspect to each of the books in this series and the vampires in this one were especially interesting. However, I once again wish there was more action and explanation of motivation and less lengthy descriptions of walking through buildings, etc.


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