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Generation 18

(Spook Squad #2)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 22nd 2004 by Imajinn Books
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Generation 18 is book two in the Spook Squad series by Keri Arthur. I’m having a blast with this series. Each book is a non stop adventure that I can’t put down. It’s full of action, mystery, suspense, and adventure.

Sam is such an enjoyable character. She’s strong, smart, kick ass and determined. Gabriel is equally appealing. As are all the secondary characters.

We are treated to a packed full adventure. There’s a serial killer case, vampires ripping off blood banks, and Sam’s powers are gettin
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Yodamom
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
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Jen Davis
Jul 23, 2014 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
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

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
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Danielle (Danniegurl)
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Chris
Decent paranormal fantasy trilogy about a police officer who doesn't remember anything about her life before age 14. Then everything in her life is turned upside down when it suddenly seems as if nearly everyone is out to get her. Delightfully free of sex (but not sexual tension), I wish things had been tied up a little more at the end of the third book. (The books were originally released in 2004/5, then rereleased with new covers a decade later.)
Sarah
May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Heather
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
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
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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
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Puddlyduck
(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
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Marsha
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Paraphrodite
May 24, 2016 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.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
Reviewed on The Blogger Girls

I won’t go into too much detail about this book because so much happens. What I will say is that it goes just a tad deeper into Hopeworth but at the same time causes Sam and Gabriel to uncover the mystery behind some unexpected murders. We also get to learn a bit more about Gabriel as a character and the situations he’s involved in.

This was a pretty solid follow up to Memory Zero. I liked that there’s still so much tension between Gabriel and Sam and that Sam is at t
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Adrienne Testa
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
this series gets better with each book. Sam Ryan doesn't know her past, but it will come back to bite her in the ass. Gabriel Stern wants to forget his past, but can't deny his attraction to Sam. The government's experiments have come back to bite them in the ass. A serial killer is out killing off army personal associated with two projects. The government doesn't want to help, but to cover up the mess. Sam and Gabriel need to find the serial killer before its too late. Slowly Sam is learning ab ...more
Amy Bradley
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Content note: kidnapping, drugging, medical experimentation

Full of action as Sam tries to figure out who (and what) she is, while dealing with her reluctant partner, Gabriel. Someone is murdering women, and removing their reproductive organs. Conspiracy and secrecy muddy the waters as they try to investigate.
Shawna Mitchell
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
So glad I continued in this series. Although the love interest is next to zero in this book, the action really picks up. She is coming into her own more and more and realizing she needs to rely on herself and her intuition. I'm still not a fan of the wishy washy Gabriel but I really liked this book.
Elise
Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Military cover ups and frustrating non communication between the two leads, makes the plot a little tedious at times. But the storyline is developing strongly and cohesively. I did expect to see Sam and Gabriel’s relationship developing stronger than it is by now. However the developments in her genetics and ties to the military projects are taking precedence.
Patti Ashley
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a ride!

Sam has finally got a backbone! She is searching for answers and not letting SUI get away with anything. I love this series.
Peggy
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good!

This author always delivers great books! I'm looking forward to the next book. You will not be disappointed if you buy this book!!
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
Ok! I love these characters and story but I do want to smack Gabriel...hard. LOL!

I’m diving right into the next book!
Kristen Westfall
Parts of this were a mess, but I enjoyed it enough for 3*
TinaMarie
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gabriel's constant denial and blocking of any attempts to form a relationship is really annoying. I liked the story otherwise.
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
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Jackie
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)
ASIN B00JI58T9C
edition languageEnglish
series Spook Squad #2
other editions (5)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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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 U
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Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
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
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Jeannie Zelos
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Generation 18, The Spook Squad 2, Keri Arthur
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews

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
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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

Other books in the series

Spook Squad (3 books)
  • Memory Zero (Spook Squad, #1)
  • Penumbra (Spook Squad, #3)