Book Reviews

Infected 7: Undertow by Andrea Speed

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Private Investigator / Shifters / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 03-August-2021

Book Blurb

In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.

Now Roan is locked in a coma as the struggle between his human and werecat sides reaches a new extreme. All Dylan can do is sit, wait, and think.

Meanwhile, Roan’s assistant, Holden, wants to shed his old street life and his relationship with Scott, but he can’t seem to do either. Holden doesn’t want a relationship with Scott but finds himself drawn to him all the same, even if he can never fully reveal his past.

With Roan out of commission, Holden looks into the murder of an old friend. At the same time, Fiona takes on a case about underground death matches between infecteds —one with connections to the Church of the Divine Transformation.

Finally Roan wakes only to discover that his shifts have new consequences. His lion’s strength is growing, and he can’t hide from it any longer….



First edition published by DSP Publications, June 2013.


Book Review

I've got to start this review off by talking about Holden and Scott. Whodathunkit? I was pretty hesitant about it when it started and I'm still not sure it'll last (at all) but I like it. I like them together. I actually think it's very healthy for the both of them. Huh. Will be interesting to see what happens. Of course this does ensure that the hockey guys are still hanging around. At least for a bit. Thank you, Ms. Speed!

Roan. Shouldn't have been surprised that he wakes up from a coma after a week and a half and checks out of the hospital, takes Dylan home, and heads to work. Amazing. You really don't know whether to kiss him or slug him. But the underground gambling/cat fight/snuff web site is a doozy problem especially as it's tied to the Church of the Divine Transformation. Those people are whacked and are never going away! And the closed case of the missing woman in Eastern Washington is quite the mystery.

Dylan. I think I realized part of my other problem with warming up to him. Dylan seems to make no effort to really get to know the people who are also involved in Roan's life. Holden, Fiona, Grey, Scott, Tank, etc. He seems to sort of stand back and look at them all as weirdos and I keep getting the whole "I'm better than you" vibe. I know that's not what he's really thinking/feeling but I guess I wish he'd try harder. Like I've said before, it's probably just me.

What's going on with Roan and his crazy virus? I now have more questions than answers. Every time something new/strange/unbelievable/freaky is discovered it just opens up a whole new set of problems and questions. I love how the author is writing this plot line and I'm fascinated to see what the final result will be.

I'm sad because I've finished reading this book and I have no idea if/when there will be a next in the series. I really hate it when that happens. But the ending was amazing and I loved it! I can't wait for another book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 345 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-June-2020
Price $3.99 ebook
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