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When disgraced ex-FBI agent-turned-Boston-cop Steve Curran finds a corpse with no practical explanation for its death, the nightmares start again. Convinced the serial killer that caused his expulsion from the Bureau is once again haunting him, Curran soon learns his theories are all wrong. When the sister of the latest victim, Lauren Fields, uncovers an old journal detail ...more
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Jorgen Schäfer
Feb 22, 2013 Jorgen Schäfer rated it it was ok
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In Jon F. Merz’ Vicarious, the former FBI agent Steve Curran finds himself with a strange series of deaths. No cause of death can be found for any of the victims, but they all have a strange commonality: The brain is green. When the soon-to-be nun Lauren Fields discovers similar deaths in ancient church texts, it dawns onto them that the cause of death might not be natural at all.

A strange book. It’s not really badly written. The plot is not really unbelievable. The characters are not really sha
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Barry Simiana
Apr 06, 2014 Barry Simiana rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of Jon Merz's writing, especially his Lawson series. This particular book slipped down one of the cracks in my Kindle program but I found it again while looking for something else. Jon writes exceptionally well, his stories make sense, even when they take an off-ramp into the unbelievable. He attains that suspension of belief for most of this book.

Rather than his vampire, this book is more police drama with a supernatural bent. And while I did like the book, it lost me with the demon
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Russ
Nov 28, 2013 Russ rated it really liked it
Shelves: novel, thriller, horror, 2013, crime
Excellent blend of horror and crime solving that gets you hooked from the very first page.

The main characters are believable, although perhaps defined too much through their relationship to each other, and the supporting characters are colorful. The story itself is truly terrifying, and you feel the weight of the struggle to come for our protagonists. The writing is suspenseful and keeps you reading even though you don't want to know what awaits.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to
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Robin Edman
Mar 31, 2014 Robin Edman rated it liked it
I think I always give Jon Merz three stars. I usually like his macho delivery; it's endearing. This book, though, suffers from a bad case of excess verbiage. It could use some editing. Otherwise, it's a good story.
Chip Underwood
Dec 30, 2013 Chip Underwood rated it liked it
Fun read that takes place in my neighborhood.
Albert Yates
Nov 05, 2012 Albert Yates rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, storybundle
fantastic little boom that really kept me interested from the moment that I opened it. another gem that was part of the Halloween storybundle, I think I'm going to be collecting these from now on.
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As a writer, Jon has published over two dozen novels with major publishers like Kensington's Pinnacle Books, St. Martin's Press, and many more. He is also the author of eleven installments in the internationally bestselling adventure series Rogue Angel (2006-present) with Harlequin's Gold Eagle line. His short fiction story "Prisoner 392" (appeared alongside Stephen King in FROM THE BORDERLANDS, 2 ...more
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