The Bandwagon reviewer and owner of The Scary Reviews blog David Spell reviews Riker’s Calling by Rico Lamoureux.
Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
Jeremy Riker is wandering through the train station deep in thought. A distraught women sitting on a bench catches his eye as he walks by. The station ebbs and flows with people going where ever people go. Riker notices she looks extremely upset and stops to check to see if she is OK. He sees she is crying and zipped tied to the bench just moments before a group of men in masks rush towards them. Each man has a broken bottle and is running in his direction. Even with six men attacking they don’t stand a chance against Riker and he takes the men down in quick succession.
After seeing the women is being cared for at the hospital Riker’s meets Max. Max is his long time friend and detective and they start to work the case to find the men who were hired to kidnap the women and kill Jeremy. Riker is suddenly in the middle of a mystery and this is where the story gets fun. Jeremy suddenly finds himself in the middle of a mystery that goes back to his high school days. Each time he uncovers one piece to the puzzle a link ends up dead only presenting him with more questions. Rico Lamoureux tells a great story and fills us in on Riker’s history giving the reader a few clues along the way. Rico Lamoureux does a great job making Riker a well-developed character with emotion, personal struggles and a drive to catch the person responsible. The man behind all of the torture of Riker was a complete surprise, I was shocked and caught of guard when I realized who was after him. The psychotic nature of the killer and reason for the killing spree was cleaver. Riker is the type of character I would enjoy reading again and again.
Length: 110 Pages
Release date: August 4, 2016
From school bullies to the crime-ridden streets of his hometown of Los Angeles, Jeremy Riker has always felt the need to do something about the injustice surrounding him. Just as he sets out on his journey as an urban warrior, he unknowingly gives rise to an obsessive adversary, who ends up becoming one of the most notorious serial killers the city has ever known. Dubbed by the news media as The Spyderco Killer, the methodical psychopath roots himself deep into Riker’s life for the long haul, until his own madness propels everything into an intense climax.
Rico Lamoureux, biography
Rico Lamoureux considers himself a dramatist. He believes too much emphasis is put on genre nowadays, and not enough on actual story. From Historical Fiction to Contemporary Romance. From shocking Horror to edge-of-your-page Thrillers. A great story transcends genre, with dramatic elements being the utmost of importance.