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Generation 18 (Spook Squad #2)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  962 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
Though neither event seems related, Agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern quickly discover a link between the two - the military base known as Hopeworth. But are the serial killings a military cover-up that has gone dangerously wrong, or is there a deeper, more personal reason behind the murders of the red-headed adoptees?
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2009 (first published September 22nd 2004)
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This second book in the series picks up right where Memory Zero left off. Sam is partnered with a reluctant Gabriel, who is making he partnership a living bore-fest. His theory, that she will get tired of working as a paper pusher and will request a transfer. Too bad for him she is not going down as easy and he wished, she can out stubborn him and maybe out maneuver him too. Their banter and power plays are fun to witness, and I love that fact that she usually wins the battle with her brains, st ...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
A strong sequel to Memory Zero, Sam is still struggling with her identity, and how it ties in with a series of brutal murders linked to Hopeworth, a secretive military base. Gabe also wants answers but is torn between protecting Sam and his duties to the federation.
As with Memory Zero there is plenty of action, grisly murders and intruiging mysteries.
The tension between Sam and Gabriel grows as Gabriel continues to deny his attraction to Sam in an effort to protect her and himself.
I raced thro
Katie Michaels
Jul 23, 2014 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knowing that this series has a limited shelf life put me on the fence about whether I wanted to move forward reading it. Now that I have read this second installment, I am glad I stuck with it. I liked Memory Zero pretty well, but I liked this one better. Maybe because I already understood the world, but also because Keri Arthur really advances the bigger picture and gives me more elements toward a romance.

The story picks up just a few weeks after the event of Zero. Sam is now a member of the Sp
All Things Urban Fantasy
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GENERATION 18 is the middle book in the Spook Squad series and it valiantly escapes the classic second book syndrome of not living up to the expectations of the previous book and being a dull set up to the expected major events of the third and last book. Its exciting, fun, and attention grabbing with mysteries wrapped around yet more mystery. There is a frentic pacing to GENERATION 18 considering Sam’s supposed connection to the victims and her mysteri
Danielle (Danniegurl)
May 09, 2016 Danielle (Danniegurl) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like In Death and Paranormal
Love this series, not much to say I devoured it quickly and the romance is coming but there's so much tension between Gabriel and Sam. Gabriel is being annoying over it, and Sam doesn't know what to do. I highly recommend this series if you like the In Death Series and Paranormal it's like they had a baby and you got this! It's excellent right up my alley. If I tell you more about my feelings on the story I will be giving away some of the plot points and I don't want to do that, it's that good. ...more
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Urgh, I regret and I don't regret reading this book.. I seriously shouldn't read it.. It's boring and I just keep waiting for more! I like Keri Arthur as an author... I mean, she's great, however this book/series..are killing me -.- It's interesting, and you want to keep reading it in the hopes that it will get better... But it doesn't :/ AND then, after I've read this book, I find out that Keri stopped/gave up on this series after book three... Nope, I will seriously not continue with this seri ...more
May 14, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
While this review won't contain spoilers for Generation 18 it may include things that happened in the first book in the series Memory Zero. If you're new to the series I'd recommend the books are read in order so you might want to read the reviews for Memory Zero rather than continue reading here. I would like to say that I love this series & would definitley recommend it to any fans of urban fantasy.

Generation 18 continues the story a few months after the ending of Memory Zero. Sam and Gab
A serial killer striking every twelve hours. A Kite monster murdering at random. Though neither event seems related, Agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern quickly discover a link between the two-the military base known as Hopeworth. But are the serial killings a military cover-up that has gone dangerously wrong, or is there a deeper, more personal reason behind the murders of the red-headed adoptees? And are the so-called random attacks of the Kites nothing more than a methodical clean-up of a past ...more
Paranormal Kiss
Generation 18 is the 2nd book in the Spook Squad series by Keri Arthur. It continues where the first book, Memory Zero leaves off. Sam has been recruited to the SIU squad and partnered with Gabriel. Gabriel is not happy about this. He doesn’t want a partner because his last two partners have died. He’s determined to get Sam to either quit or request a transfer.

Sam is sick and tired of being bogged down in menial tasks and paperwork while Gabriel goes off in the field. So when she sees an opport
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
As a second book, this was quite strong and enjoyable. The story has a strong plot that stands alone, yet still ties into the first one, and the overall characters and story arc are advanced well.

The big draw of this book is the information learned about Sam’s past. In the first book, she struggled with knowing nothing. In this book, she’s starting to learn things, and they are both unsettling and intriguing. I can’t wait to learn more in the next book.

One thing I really like about the whole ser
(Minor spoilers)

Generation 18 is a solid follow up to Memory Zero, however it didn't feel quite as exciting as the first in the series. Sam begins to learn more about where she came from, if not what she is exactly. What complicates the situation is 'Joe Black', the man who visits her in her dreams. Claiming to want to help her, he then holds back vital information and shows increasing frustration towards her. It'll be interesting to find out exactly who he is, although I have a hunch or two alr
Nov 20, 2014 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book took off right where the first one left off. It was an enjoyable read, though (for me) the story was almost too much PNR, rather than UF - which is totally fine; I just prefer more UF than PNR. But, that doesn't mean that the story wasn't well written and entertaining. The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars was because there were so many names and issues going on (really three different mysteries - two murder plots and Sam's history - though they were all tied together, sort of) ...more
May 24, 2016 Paraphrodite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2016
A fabulous read! The action is fast-pace and the romance is slow-burn...

Sad to learn that the next book is the last one and that it was discontinued before everything was resolved... I can really see this as a long-running series. Maybe the re-release will help change the author's mind.
So, I Read This Book Today
Great series ended too soon by publisher I spent my birthday with a new series (for me) that I was really enjoying. The Spook Squad by Keri Arthur. The premise and story are fascinating, involving a close-to-us parallel world where nonhumans live alongside normal in an uneasy balance. They are policed by the SIU, a shadowy group set up to police nonhumans.The main character in the book is Sam Ryan, a State Police Officer. As far as Sam is concerned, she is fully human - but is she truly? With no ...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Sam is not finding it easy being Gabriel’s partner – because he’s determined to drive her away with grunt work and side lining her from anything resembling a real case. She’s toughing it out, but she isn’t happy

But even he can’t keep her in the background when two series of murders come to light – both of them involving high level and highly secretive military experimentation; their former victims, their former test subjects and their former scientists are all definitely being targeted. But by w
Crystal (Kris)
Once again, I found myself hooked in by the action and intrigue. It's a bit spotty for the better part of the novel with the SIU trying to make sense of the evidence. As the pieces come together, however, the action really gets going, and I couldn't tear my eyes away from the pages.

I still find it hard to connect with Sam and Gabriel. There's a lot that we don't know about them, mostly because we follow them as they proceed along this investigation. It's all about the work with no time for play
Book Info
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: September 30th 2014 by Dell (first published September 22nd 2004)
original title Generation 18 (Spook Squad, #2)
edition languageEnglish
series Spook Squad #2
other editions (5)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations U
Jeannie Zelos
Sep 28, 2014 Jeannie Zelos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Generation 18, The Spook Squad 2, Keri Arthur
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I love Keri's writing style, the worlds and characters she creates. For me to enjoy a book I need to like the main characters - or if they are the Bad Guys - to dislike them. No wishy washy types, no on the fence, no just OK people for me. I need them strong in personality. Keri delivers that.
So this is an older series being revamped. I don't know how different it is from the originals as it's the first time I've
Aug 21, 2014 Melliane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My English review

I always take great pleasure with every book by Keri Arthur and I could not wait to read this one. The first novel raised many questions and had several characters we fall in love with and I was wondering where the author would lead us this time. One thing is for sure, I loved this novel and I had a great time with the whole story. A wonderful discovery and I look forward to get into the third volume.

Sam is now working with Gabriel although the latter does e
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I did not review the first book because I wanted to jump right into the second and get the review off my Netgalley shelf, but I did give the first book 4 stars. While the first book was good, it started off a bit choppy and half the time you get a little lost because of all the world building as well as things that remain unclear. This book clears up a lot of the questions that the first book en
Aug 31, 2014 Lorna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Generation 18 is the second in this trilogy by one of my favorite paranormal romance writers, Keri Arthur. Ms. Arthur’s books are usually(in my experience) full of romance with an exciting adventure/thriller as a backdrop. This book is pretty much that, but I was disappointed that although we know there is a romance brewing, it stays in the background-again.

Sam Ryan is now working for the Special Investigations Unit that deals with the bad supernatural element in the world. Her supervisor(and lo
Amber at Fall Into Books
Generation 18, the follow-up to Spook Squad, is full of suspense. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more. As the secrets of Sam's past unraveled, I became more and more engrossed in finding out exactly what she is. Arthur did an excellent job of further describing the world she's created, and I could easily picture the settings and situations that the characters found themselves in. Speaking of characters, they all evolved as the novel progressed, and I reall ...more
Berls (Fantasy is More Fun)
This review appeared first at Fantasy is More Fun.

I’m continuing to enjoy this series, but Generation 18 felt a lot more straight detective/crime genre than Memory Zero did. And that puts us into procedural territory, something I’m less fond of. Memory Zero probably was too – but it didn’t feel like it because the big bad was directly targeting Samantha (Sam) and it was about protecting herself, not just doing good detective work.

Note: There are minor spoilers for Memory Zero in this review, th
Home. Love. Books.
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I've loved Keri Arthur for a long time now, I think I read her entire Riley Jenson series in like a week and a half, I was kind of obsessed. I've read a couple of her other books outside of the Riley series, and I really do enjoy her writing style. So when I saw this book, I knew I was going to give it a try. I know this is a rerelease of the series, which was originally published a while ago, but I figured I love

I received this for an honest review.

Three months after Sethanon's bomb blast and the death of her partner Samantha now works for SIU. With none other than Gabriel as a partner, knowing full well death comes in threes the last person he wants is her. At least in the work sense. Gabriel recognizes the bond awakening between them and works steadily to shut it down, not willing to go down that road ever again. All work and no play make Sam a cranky girl! So pissed off that her partner is not only t
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
So you can understand my review, you need to know a couple things. First, I read about 200 books a year. I jump from series to series & genre to genre. That being said, I CANNOT read series where they are a continuation. I can't remember even half of the plot from the last book, by the time I get to the next one, if I don't read them all in a row, without having to wait for the next book. *breathe* Keri Arthur is one of those authors who develop long term characters & plot.

Several plots
Jul 03, 2014 Lily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sam is searching for answers to a past she just can't remember, no matter how hard she tries. Along the way so far has seen her lose and be betrayed by the only person she felt like she could call her friend, her now dead ex partner. Starting with the SIU see's her partnering with Gabriel. A man who's obviously attracted to her but is determined to keep her more than an arms length away from him. Constantly avoiding her and refusing to actually bring her in on the cases, she is shoved down in th ...more
Aug 26, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful new cover for the re-release of Generation 18, book two of Keri Arthur’s Spook Squad series. It picks up a little bit after the conclusion of Memory Zero where Gabriel and Sam have been partners for enough time to drive each other crazy. Gabriel pushing Sam away and keeping her at the office doing paper work and research trying to get her mad enough to ask for a transfer. The start up of a serial killer and kite monster attacks draws Sam out of the office and in to the playing field ...more
Shelbie  Knight
Nov 09, 2014 Shelbie Knight rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I was provided a complimentary copy of Generation 18 in exchange for my honest review.**

This, the second book in the series, picks up right where Memory Zero left off; Sam is partnered with the reluctant Gabriel, who is doing his best to make the partnership as boring as possible, hoping that she will get tired of it all and request a transfer. Unfortunately for Gabriel, she's not going down easy. Their banter and power plays are enjoyable, especially since she usually wins with her brains, st
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Title: Generation 18

Series: Spook Squad Book #2

Author: Keri Arthur

Genre: Paranormal

Blurb: COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS...A serial killer strikes every twelve hours. A vampire takes lives at random. At first glance, these tragic incidents seem unrelated. But Special Investigations Unit agents Sam Ryan and Gabriel Stern trace them both back to a military base known as Hopeworth. Is the murder spree part of a cover-up? And are the vampire killings less by chance and more methodical?
The investigation takes a
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