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An ancient jungle medicine.
A lost backpacker.
Evil has found a new home.
In a small town on the border of the Amazon rainforest, a series of accidental deaths devastate the tourist economy. The victims, backpackers on the gringo trail, all share the experience of having recently taken the hallucinogenic medicine, Yage.
Fr Tom Regan is in Peru for missionary work. His niece is backpacking through the country. Their paths are on course to meet. At least, that was the plan…
In his second outing, Tom Regan returns in this race against time thriller, where he has to use all his sleuthing experience to piece together the clues before the jungle claims another victim.
The cover is dark and mysterious, just like the book itself. I enjoyed the colors and I felt the placing of the title, it’s font and size, worked well. Plus, it matches the cover of the first book, Sigil. This is a well designed cover.
I had read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, so I’ve been looking forward to this one.
Yage takes the Tom Regan series up a notch. This story really raises the stakes for Father Regan and the people he loves. This was a page-turner and I found the retreat and the Yage drug to be great plot fodder. My only complaint would be that I felt the beginning of the story took a little while to get into the actual plot.
It was great to read another story with Father Regan again. He’s a great protagonist and all the supporting cast – Father Gonzales, Chrissie, Louise, and the like – were all great as well. There wasn’t anyone who I felt was out of place or got annoying to the point where I didn’t enjoy them.
I enjoy the way Aidan J. Reid writes his books. The description isn’t overwhelming but it’s informative and the dialogue flows and is realistic. The plot carries throughout the book. Once the beginning picked up, the book flowed really well and I enjoy reading the words as they’re written.
This was another great read from Reid. I enjoyed reading about Tom Regan again and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
Yage (Tom Regan Thrillers Book 2) by Aidan J. Reid gets…
4 out of 5 cups
“All paths lead nowhere. Ultimately. But if you want to live a life worth living, choose the path with a heart. The path that is fulfilling. The path that connects with an inner part of your being.” -Aidan J. Reid, Yage