Dragon Detective by Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #4
Also in this series: Dragon Consultant, Dragon Deception, Dragon Dilemma, Dragon Soldier, Dragon Adventure, Dragon Home, Dragon Lesson
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: October 19th 2016
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Nickel might be a water elemental dragon, but even he has limits—and the sudden rain storms, hail, and snow in mid-summer are way over the line. Luckily, he works for Dane's Supernatural Consulting firm and can use those resources to figure out who keeps mucking with the weather and get them to stop.
It doesn't take long for Nickel to realize he isn't the only one searching for the weather worker: the enemy he has been hunting for ten years has finally reappeared, and it's a race to see which of them will reach the weather worker first. Nickel isn't certain he'll win, or even survive, the attempt, but he'll do whatever it takes to save the dragons.
This book takes place a significant distance in time from the last novella. Nickel is now 18 and is working with Dane at his Supernatural Consulting firm. He decides that he’s going to find out what’s with the freak storms that are happening in town – it snowed in July! – and it leads him to believe that it’s a man that’s been seen around town who is about Nickel’s age with long white hair. Unfortunately Nickel doesn’t find the man he’s looking for. Then Dane gets a call from the SuperFeds with a lead on the evil scientists that do experiments on dragons and Nickel gets sucked into that case as well.
Platinum is a dragon who has been kept in a cell most of his life. When he wakes up one day from the experimentation table and no one’s around he escapes. He spends weeks going from town to town trying to stay off the radar and finding odd jobs to feed himself. He finally decides it’s time to move on – as he’s in the same territory as the Supernatural Consulting firm and they’ve been asking about him – but before he can the bad guys catch up to him.
I know I say this every time but this was another great addition to the story. Unfortunately I felt that I was left hanging at the end of the book and I wanted more!
This is definitely not a romantic story but I feel one brewing. Though we see Dane and Mercury from the previous books it’s really Nickel and Platinum’s story – though they don’t actually meet. I can’t explain it without giving too much away so I guess you’ll have to read it to find out. 🙂
I have to say I love this dragon family. Dane and Mercury as well as all of their adopted dragon kits are just such a wonderful family and I love how they look out for each other no matter what. Their bonds are so strong even though they’re not of the same blood and I adore that about these stories.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for the next story because I really need to know what happens with Nickel and Platinum! 🙂
Rating: 4 out of 5