The Trap quickly picks ups where The Prey ends and basically never lets you go. After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together if they want to stay alive in the Palace. They are formidable together. “At the dome, on the riverbanks, in the mountains.” “The duskers – thousands of them, armies of them, armadas of them – have never defeated” them. Now that they know how to reverse the virus, Gene and Sissy have a chance to save the world. One small problem, Ashley June. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but it’s only worse when that woman is a dusker / vampire.
The Trap has so many traps, its hard to tell which ‘trap’ Fukuda is referring to. Like all the books in the series it is fast paced and you never know where Fukuda is going to go with the story. I am happy to say that Fukuda answers a lot of questions in this final book. Naturally “things are not as they appear.” The ‘truth’ is not what I thought it to be. And “sometimes the truth doesn’t set you free. Sometimes it haunts you. Sometimes you wish you never found out.” I don’t know if I would go that far but the ‘truth’ that comes out defiantly haunts me. I did not see THAT coming. Shock is not a strong enough word. However, the ending is very clear. I know that sounds very ambiguous but I don’t want to give anything away.
The Trap by Andrew Fukuda comes out November 5th.