The Meeting
The Meeting by A.D. Starrling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reid Hasley, homicide detective for the Boston PD has had a bad day. People are threatening him with guns and, when he chases the most recent perpetrator, a man is killed in front of his eyes, shot through the forehead. Only Lucas Soul can’t die, and that meeting changes Reid’s life forever.

“The Meeting” is the lastest short story in A D Starrling’s “Seventeen” series and it is just as good as all the others. If you have read “Soul Meaning” already, you will know about the close relationship between the partners (and if you haven’t, I recommend you do!) but, as ever, I enjoyed the chance to get to know more of their background in another of the clever short stories to support the main novels in the series.

I have read some short stories where the author is either running out of material for the characters or is trying to cash in my dashing off a shorter and much less interesting story. These “Seventeen” short stories are neither of those. Indeed, the fact that each of the novels in the series itself concentrates on different sets of immortal characters mean that these stories are the best way to fill in the gaps. For fans of the series, this is yet another one not to miss!

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