Sirens in the Night
By Michael Bradley
Genre: Fiction, Supernatural Thriller
When three corpses are found at a construction site in Philadelphia, homicide detective Samantha Ballard is assigned to investigate the bizarre deaths. The bodies seem like a hoax – withered like ancient mummies, yet dressed in modern day clothing. As more mummified corpses begin to appear throughout the city, Samantha must embark on an investigation that erodes the line between the possible and impossible.
Jack Allyn, a radio DJ who thinks his career is in a downward spiral, has his world rocked by the unusual murder of his friend. As Jack begins to search for answers, he finds himself coming face to face with a force that is as malevolent as it is entrancing.
With his life in danger, Jack must join forces with Samantha to save the city from an evil that threatens the people of Philadelphia. But with the odds stacked against them, can Jack and Samantha save their city from a primeval force with a deadly purpose?
Michael Bradley is a great author. His attention to detail is wonderful. I am always up for a good crime thriller and that is exactly what he gives us with Sirens in the Night, plus he adds a supernatural twist. I love that the story is set in Philadelphia. I lived there a few years ago, so I was impressed with how well Bradley described the area, the people, and the dialogue.
One of the main characters is a female detective named Samantha Ballard. I enjoyed her character the most because she is strong and incredibly witty. The perfect city cop. While he touched on the back story of each main character, Bradley doesn't get carried away which kept me intensely interested in the plot.
Dehydrated bodies are showing up around the city and everyone involved in the investigation is stumped. With some solid detective work and a lesson in Greek mythology, Samantha realizes something immortal is stalking Philadelphia and she figures out exactly what needs to be done.
An awesome supernatural thriller - 5 stars!
Born and raised in southern New Jersey, Michael Bradley is an author and software consultant, whose frequent travels have brought him in touch with a variety of people throughout the United States. In his "day job", he has presented on a variety of subjects at several IT conferences, both in America and in Europe. When he isn’t on the road, working, or writing, Michael hits the waterways in one of his three kayaks, paddling creeks, streams, and rivers all over Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Before working in information technology, Michael spent eight years in radio broadcasting, working for stations in New Jersey and West Virginia, including the Marconi Award winning WVAQ in Morgantown. He has been "up and down the dial" working as on air personality, promotions director, and even program director, providing a wealth of fond, enduring, and, sometimes, scandalous memories that he hopes to some day write about.
Among the writers in which he finds inspiration, Michael favors P.D. James, Raymond Chandler, Leslie Charteris, Simon Brett, Terry Pratchett, and Ian Fleming. He lives in Delaware with his wife, Diane, and their three furry four-legged “kids”, Simon, Brandy, and Preaya.