Generation 18 (Spook Squad, #2)
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Generation 18 (Spook Squad #2)

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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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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...more
(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...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...more
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...more
Alisha Tarran
It's no secret I'm a huge Keri Arthur fan and I haven't read a book of hers that I don't like so far!

Generation 18 continues to be another unique adventure.
In this installment of Spook Squad Sam continues to find out more about who and what she is. We have the mysterious Joe Black, the bloke she see's in her dreams who points her in the direction of a clue to help with her case....but that ends up revealing more about where she came from

Generation 18 sets up the next book in the series solidl...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...more
Sure, Gabriel said he didn't do partners but Sam really thought they had some kind of friendship that would make him change his mind. Unfortunately, Gabriel is too worried that she will die because of him so he decides to do everything he can to get her to quit.

At first Sam thinks he will just get passed it and accept her. But the more they work together the more he pushes her away and assigns her to menial desk jobs. She works in a tiny shoe box and when she gets out he sticks her outside in t...more
April Symes
**I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review***
Generation 18 is the second story after Memory Zero. Sam is learning more about who is and where she came from.
The story starts several months after Memory Zero. Gabe and Sam are now partners but Gabe is NOT happy at all with this and is trying to get this changed ( it is implied). Gabe is very cool toward Sam and is not as friendly as he is in book 1.
Gabe has been keeping Sam busy with “grunt work” or paperwork but now they have an...more
Sam’s career change decision in the last book has seemed to back fire on her. Gabriel still won’t consider her as his partner and gives her menial desk and research work to do instead of cases. That is until a series of strange murders begins to occur within several days of each other. Gabriel and Sam know there is a connection to the murder victims, and have to dive deeply in the past of Hopeworth and its genetic manipulations. Sam’s blurred past also begins to reveal itself when she starts hav...more

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...more
I absolutely loved this book. I had no idea what it was about other than it was urban fantasy and by Keri Arthur, a writer I really enjoy when I started.

Generation 18 had everything I like about UF, a strong female character, lots of action, a law enforcement setting, supernaturals of all types (including Kites, named for their appearance, which are off shoots of vampires), interesting supporting characters, bad guys wanting to take over the world, etc.

I was almost through this book before I rea...more
Joanne Wadsworth
An enthralling trilogy. Don’t miss book #1 before you jump into this one.

Sam Ryan, an agent with the Special Investigations Unit, is trying to uncover a killer in a murder spree which traces back to the Hopeworth military base. While she’s trying to unravel the intricate weave of clues, her partner and shapeshifter, Gabriel Stern, discovers the stakes just got personal when the killer starts chasing a member of his own family. There are vampire killings, psychic links through dreams, and a myste...more
April Hollingworth
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

Generation 18 is the second book in the Spook Squad Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone but this series is so good that I advise reading them all in order. Based a couple of months after Memory Zero, the Spook Squad is on a new case, with more danger and intrigue at every turn. This is a must read book and series.

The Review:

Sam and Gabriel are back and working two cases. The first, a killer is murdering every twelve hours, while the second a vampire, who’...more
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
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
Franny (The Reader's Edge)
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Dell
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My Source for This Book: Dell
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, The Spook Squad Series
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Genre: Paranormal Romance

GENERATION 18 is the second book in the Spook Squad series by Keri Arthur. I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

While in the process of solving serial murders, Samantha Ryan, Spook Squad Investigator, may have uncovered the truth of her...more
Make Kay
The Spook Squad books are not as strong as some of Arthur's other series, especially the Riley Jenson and Dark Angel series, which I have true fangirl bliss about. However, as I am such a fan of Keri Arthur from her other books, I am happy to delve into her earlier works such as this. The action is brisk, there is an underlying sexual tension between Sam and Gabriel that keeps things lively, and the mystery of Sam's background and the military's secret killer weapons projects combine to make thi...more
Jenn Ballmann
I was sent a copy of the book for review through Net Galley, as always, all opinions are my own.

Generation 18 picks up several months after Memory Zero. During this time Gabriel has done everything possible to discourage Sam from continuing on as his partner; he works alone. While investigating a string of serial murders that link back to Hopeworth Military Base we learn quite a bit more about Sam’s missing memories, uncertain origins, and developing talents. The second book in the Spook Squad s...more
Generation 18 is the second book in the Spook Squad series.

Recently put on special duty with a hostile partner, Gabriel Stern, Sam Ryan must uncover the mystery behind the serial deaths and the vampire attacks. Gabriel continues to block all Sam's attempts to work as a team, so Sam begins striking out on her own. The closer Sam comes to solve the mystery, the more she uncovers about her missing past.

Generation 18 starts out at a lively pace and continues to combine mystery, action and a smidgen...more
This is the second book in Keri Arthur's Spook Squad Series.

I looked long and hard to find any of the Spook Squad novels but apparently they just aren't available in the U.S. On a whim I stopped by one of Seattle's used book stores and there this baby was.

All in all it wasn't a bad read. Very much like the Riley Jensen, Guardian Novels for those of you that are familiar with those. I really like Keri Arthur's voice. It made the pages just fly by.

Here's hoping I get get lucky again and find anot...more
Generation 18
(The second book in the Spook Squad series)
A novel by Keri Arthur

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-cal...more
Sam Ryan, now an agent for the Special Investigations Unit and partner of the reluctant Gabriel Stern investigates a series of murders. Time is of the essence as a new victim turns up every twelve hours. At first the victims seem unrelated but soon they discover it all seems to tie in with a military base called Hopeworth. When hints about Sam’s mysterious history start appearing, could she be tied in with it all and why. As her burgeoning talents continue to develop it seems more important than...more
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. I am a huge fan of Keri Arthur's and was reAlly looking forward to this book. What I really like about this series as well as others by this author is that it gives up a chance to really get to know the characters. This book has sexual tension, drama, and lots of action. Sam's character is such a strong woman. She does not back down even though Gabriel is trying desperately to get rid of her. Gabriel is a hard headed alpha male that of course thinks...more
Like the intrigue and action. And Gabriel and Sam are likable characters. There's still a lot of potential for fleshing out the characters and plot development though, as has been my experience with previous Keri Arthur books.

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This book is the second in the Spook Squad series and I am enjoying this series a lot like I do most of Keri Arthur's Books.

I like that this series has an ongoing mystery, and while enough of it is given away throughout the books, enough of it is being kept secret til the end so that you can't work it out before it is finally revealed in the next book.

I am looking forward to finding out how Arthur intends to wrap up the relationship between Sam and Gabriel. At the moment it is tense and they are...more
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Another great read from Keri Arthur! This second book in the Spook Squad Series was just as intriguing and action-packed as the first one, and this time readers were able to learn a lot more about Sam's background, and possibilities of what happened to her and where she came from. We are still left with enough unanswered questions and mystery to roll over into the last installment though! The plot is continuing nicely, with some exciting twists along the way, but I really wish Gabriel would stop...more
In book 2 of this 3 book series, our main character Agent Sam Ryan is still trying (and sometimes NOT) to find out where she came from. Her relationship with Assistant Director Gabriel Stern gets closer in this book (YAY) but still not like *I* think they should. THEY BETTER IN BOOK 3! :)
Lots of action in this book that really kept me glued to the story. Very interesting twists and although we learn more about Sam, we still have much more to find out. Excellent ending with a tease of what Sam ca...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
I think this is where it all started. These are the ones that were incorporated into the Riley series I like so much. Sam is a mystery. Where did she come from and what is she? More and more it points to a military weapon creation. I mean seriously, who has 4 mothers and 4 fathers on their birth certificate? This second in the serious was fast paced and I enjoyed it. I want to read the next book ASAP so I can find out what is going on. I hope she doesn't leave me hanging. The suspense part of th...more
This book is as good as the first was .... it is really hard to find a series where this is true

i love Sam and Gabriel and can't wait to read more about them

review to come
Syahira Sharif
I enjoyed this story more than the previous book. Unfortunately, this edition will be published in another two months so the review would have to wait.
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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