Friday, October 13, 2023


Remote by Brian Shea, Stacy Lynn Miller
10/17/23; 260 pages
Severn River Publishing
Lexi Mills #5

Remote by Brian Shea, Stacy Lynn Miller is a recommended thriller and the fifth book in the Lexi Mills series.

A senator's aide is killed in a car crash and pieces of a mysterious object are found in the wreckage. At the same time ATF Agent Lexi Mills is called away from her honeymoon to defuse a bomb in an active bank robbery. Evidence is found at both scenes that indicate the Raven is back. The Raven is not only back, but he has cutting edge technology he is using in a controversial high-tech weapon. As they investigate it becomes clear that Lexi and Nathan Croft, her partner, need to use all their training and intelligence to stop the Raven's nefarious plans.

The plot moves at a fast pace and is full of twists and surprises. It is centered around a frightening new technology that has been developed - a drone resembling an insect/fly named the Locust. This small innocuous looking drone is capable of killing its targets.

It's important in this case to take note that this is book number five in the series because it really matters. Fans and followers of the series will likely enjoy this installment much more and rate it higher than I did as they have experience with the characters. Because I didn't have any backstory or history with the main characters, I never felt a connection to them. This is important in Remote because their personal lives are a major part of the narrative.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Severn River Publishing via Edelweiss.

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