In Deeper Than Red, a diverse group of people spread out over the world must join together to help foil a Russian plot to kill the President of the United States and start another war. There is the concert pianist who has helped prevent previous assassinations from happening, who needs to feed any information she can collect to the President himself. Then there is a twenty-year-old girl in Florida who inadvertently sees something she shouldn’t have while spying on a colony of mediums. With other characters thrown into the mix, they all play an important part of capturing the man behind the conspiracy, while discovering more about themselves along the way.
This book was the third in a trilogy, of which I hadn’t read the first two. Because of this, I found the beginning to be very confusing and it took me a while to sort out the characters and the parts they had played in the previous two books. I also found the Russian names hard to pronounce and hard to remember, which helped add to the confusion. The book also jumped around a lot amongst all the different characters which was a little hard to follow sometimes. It took me a while to get into the book but about half way through, I got really wrapped up in the story line and couldn’t put it down. There were definite plot twists that I didn’t see coming and the ending wasn’t what I expected either. Despite my confusion and surprise from this book, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I would have loved to have read the first two books before reading this one, as I think it would have helped me follow along more easily.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.