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Searing Instinct

(Las Vegas Paranormal Police Department #8)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  151 ratings  ·  29 reviews
His sister is back and she's ready to take over the city...
Ian Dex and his crew knew it was only a matter of time before Wynn returned to fight for control of Las Vegas.

She's arrived.

A new set of ubers has hit the Strip. This time, though, there's infighting and it's all Wynn can do to keep them under control. Fortunately, she's got a backup plan...and it's a doozy.

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Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published September 18th 2020 by Crimson Myth Press
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Larry Tushman
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
And the original is back! Ian and his PPD crew had been taking it easy after the fiasco with Gabe and the Ubers. Had, past tense. Wynn, his sister, has started to make her bid to take over Vegas. Step 1: even more ubers. But this attempt won't adhere to anyone's roadmap.
All of the twists, turns, and hilarious action expected from a Vegas PPD book. Welcome back.
Sue Beatson
Nov 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly enjoyable series

Having read the netherworld series a while ago, I had actually forgotten the rest of the PPD books in till Law Vegas showed up in my kindle suggestions, and I'm loving the series! Action, magic, snark and plenty of chuckles.
Paige Guido
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm so happy to get back into Vegas PPD. Ian is a favorite of mine, and this installment doesn't disappoint. Plenty of mayhem for The Spin to, um, spin. Porn stars, dancing goblins (Larry tries to steal the show), long talks with The Admiral... Seriously, what's up (heh) with The Admiral? ...more
Bonnie Dale Keck
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
kindle unlimited

The time for war has arrived...Ian's army is ready. He has Evangeline and the crew of the Black Ops PPD, Piper Shaw and the Retrievers from the Netherworld PPD, Zeke Phoenix and the cops from the Badlands PPD, along with valkyries, mages, werewolves, vampires, and pixies.

Their collective power is vast, but Wynn still holds the edge. She's loaded up with ubers and has been building an army of criminals that all but dwarf Ian's numbers. But there's no time left for recruitment. War
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again we have been thrown into the fray with Dex, Rachael and the rest of the team. Wynn, Dex's sister is back and Dex and Rachael and Las Vegas are in danger. The power that Dex had before the death of his father is gone and he is back to his normal self. He misses the power...sort of. Ferocious battles, trickery, magic and the return of the power he had to deal with before is back. Wynn is a winner and is on the prowl to draw Ian back out to save his dear Las Vegas. First he has to build ...more
elspeth morten
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I was looking forward to reading the next instalment of this series. The previous books were very humorous and raced along at a good pace with the usual smattering of naughtiness. I found this instalment lacked interest and I had it read in about two hours or maybe less as it lacked content. Some funny scenes with the satyr and with the slug which did make me laugh but that was it. I think you have run out if steam with this storyline and it’s time to round it off. I will read the next one becau ...more
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dex is back, baby!
After a little break following a terrific story arc, I'm excited to read more from the original PPD crew. Be prepared for a little/lot of potty humor and adult situations - the return of the Ubers (and his you-know-what of destiny) was nearly too much for me, but that humor is also what we come for...
Good action and fast read reminiscent of the first book in the series. It did get a little slow for me in the middle, but I know that's just laying groundwork for another epic arc!
Janine Corcoran
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome!!

Have you read any of the ppd books? If not why? Searing instinct sees Ian dex and his group back with a bang!! Fighting supernatural ubers is bad enough, but when it's your sister thats controlling them. What do you do? With absolutely hilarious characters and scenarios which will make you laugh until your sides ache, this book delivers a great adventure. Plenty of action and characters that are highly entertaining it's a must read.
Lindsay McD
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am so very excited for the Ian Dex series to continue, and this newest book was a fantastic jumping off point. I can see a few breadcrumbs that will lead into the next book and I’m pretty anticipatory.
The character who has the most growth through this story is, no pun intended, the Admiral. He just has so many ups and downs, but he deals with them fabulously. He’s way smarter than I ever gave him credit for.
The laughs are non-stop. Great book!!!
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book!

I like the PPD series a lot. Very way and they red fast. Ian books are on the level of 5th grade boys as far as humor goes. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes it can get old and just be a wee bit much. Not the last couple of books...this one especially. I couldn't put it down. Great story and fun fun fun!
I can't wait, and already ordered part 2.. Hah Wynn Dex!
Great job!
Alisia Soles
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ian Dex returns & it's a lot of fun!

Ian Dex and the gang are back! If you've made it this far into the series, you know what to expect. You won't be disappointed. Las Vegas PPD is being tested by Ian's sister, Wynn and her ubernaturals. There's tons of action and this book is full of seriously funny writing throughout. Perfect adventure to dive back into the Las Vegas PPD!
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ian and the Vegas PPD team are back with more action. The team is up against more ubernaturals and Ian's sister Wynn. Twerking goblins, AVN awards, Satyrs, masochistic slugs and more humor than you could shake The Admiral at. Speaking of The Admiral, what's up with him? It's not like him to stay quiet through nearly the entire book. Grab a copy of Searing Instinct and enjoy the ride! ...more
Cindy Deporter
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ian and team keep moving forward into developing resources in order to defeat his sister. Further insights into Ian and how his team work including team members and their strategies help round out the family they have become. The things we learn and the snark we read don’t have your mouth full of liquid when reading. Go Las Vegas PPD
Lora Bowers
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They're back!

I am so happy Ian and gang are back! Ian's sister is causing trouble picking up where their father left off. Ian and his team find themselves in some sticky situations and will have to take some risks to keep their city safe. Love the book and all things PPD! Bring on the next book!
Al Parks
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I have always liked the Vegas PPD more than the rest. I am happy that more books from Vegas are coming out. Ian kicks ass, the amalgamite are so badass. Nice plot with adding his sister to story.
Melissa Parsons
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ian Dex is back baby! The dirty minded Chief of the Las Vegas is back and as bad ass as ever! Whoop! Not much to say without ruining it but this book is amazing and it made me smile just from hitting my kindle inbox.
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The gang is back!

After the conclusion of the first Ian Dex series, the wait was worth it for this new adventure with Ian and his crew.

His sister has taken over the mantle of the new big bad, and she is really good at it. Can't wait for the next book!
Lisa Cripe
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ian, Wynn and lets not forget the Admiral. What a fun PPD book. I’m very glad Mr. Dexington is back. Lots of hilarity and action and of course adolescent humor that have serious laugh out loud moments. Never fail to be entertained by The Vegas PPD
Jasmine Breeden
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great story but

So I've liked all these books, they are fun quick reads. I had a hard time with this one due to the perspective changes. All of a sudden we had to have everyone's perspective. The plot was still good but I struggled with that
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining, funny, exciting and so much more. Ian is at his best and up against his sister. Talk about sibling rivalry. This book had me snorting on occasion with it's humor. Loved the way the the authors developed the characters and made them even funnier. Cannot wait for the next one. ...more
Adam Goldstein
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The One, the original Ian Dex is back! Dealing with the supernatural is his job but it seems dealing with Drama is his life. Ubers, Rachel his girlfriend, Wynn his sister and even the Admiral. One of the funniest books yet by one of the best comedic Urban fantasy writers around.
Doug Carlson
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I haveto say they have done it again. The admiral is back and sassy as ever. My Big Fat Greek weddings favorite product is developed more. I have a burning feeling that you will love Searing Instinct.
Suzie Ford
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ian Dex and the gang are back in action! With his father out of the way, his sister steps up to the plate. Can Dex lead his team to victory? Wynn will do whatever it takes to come out on top! The battle continues for Vegas in this action packed adventure.
Marcia Campbell
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing

The excitement never ends when it comes to Chief Ian Dex and the Vegas PPD! This is a fantastic book, full of awesome battles and loads (haha) of laughs! I can't wait to see what's in store for the whole gang in the next book!
Carolyn Fielding
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ian is back! And so is the snark. We've waited patiently for some more Vegas PPD action and it was well worth the wait. ...more
John E
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Family matters?

Another romp in Vegas with the PPD and Ian's team. If you've read the series so far, you will enjoy this latest misadventure.
Michelle Reopel
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sibling face off begins

I loved Searing Instinct- it had all of the action, innuendo, and laugh out loud humor that I’ve come to expect from the Las Vegas PPD series.
Ronald Manley
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story quite amusing. Re-meeting Ian's sister sure caused a lot of problems. ...more
Audrey Cienki
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun book. Action, mayhem, jokes and more. Some of the scenes I could never have imagined. Kind of reminds me of a Monty Python sketch, but even funnier. Larry and Tammy! I am going to crack up laughing every time I hear Baby Got Back now!
I enjoyed the maneuvering between the various factions as they worked toward their goals. By the end you can see that everyone’s plans are pulling together. Can’t wait for the next book!
TK Kasnick
rated it really liked it
Aug 04, 2021
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