Supernatural meets Sons of Anarchy. Detective Maxim Dwyer is a man on a mission and nothing is going to stop him from finding his missing wife - not shape-shifting hard cases, outlaw bikers, or government cover-ups. Finn’s Seventh Sons is a story you’re not going to want to put down." – James A. Hunter, Author of Strange Magic (Yancy Lazarus Series)
Two years after his wife went missing, Detective Maxim Dwyer is still running down leads. The isolated woods of Sycamore are home to many lawless men, and no one's talking, but that hasn't stopped Maxim from gathering suspects. Topping his list is the local motorcycle club, the Seventh Sons. His biggest obstacle? Everyone swears the bikers are werewolves. The small-town residents are wary of provoking the MC, and the marshal's office is no exception.
Everything changes when a routine biker brawl turns fatal. Going against procedure, Maxim presses an enigmatic stranger for answers. But Diego de la Torre is running his own con. The outlaw deals in lies and legends, and no adversary can back him down. Not even the police.
It's too bad that nobody's above the law for Maxim. He's willing to risk his badge, and his life, to prove it.
©2014 Domino Finn (P)2014 Domino Finn
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It ranks up near the top.
The action and intrigue!
No this is my first. He did a great job voicing all the characters but I loved his voice for Diego.
When I saw the blurb for The Seventh Sons I was intrigued. I've always been fascinated by the biker gangs because they are such a close group and very secretive. This sounded awesome and I'm so glad I got the chance to listen to it.
Maxim is a detective and has taken an interest in the local biker gang. Something seems off with them and he knows that no one else will try to get to the bottom of it because they are all afraid of them. Maxim was such an awesome character. He is struggling with personal issues but is not afraid to stand by whats right, even if everyone is telling him to stay away from The Seventh Sons.
Diego rolls into town on his bike only to end up in the local police station after a brawl turned deadly in The Seventh Sons club house. Maxim takes Diego to the station and learns some startling truths from him about The Seventh Sons. Diego is my favourite character, he is so mysterious and has a dark past that we learn about slowly.
Anyway, The Seventh Sons is one heck of a ride. From its well developed characters and action packed plot, its a must read. I started listening to it and had a hard time putting it down. Its such an intriguing and thrilling book and one that will stay with you. The author put his own spin on the werewolf lore which I loved and whats not to love about Werewolf Bikers!! I really look forward to reading more from these characters and highly recommend the audio of this!
"The Seventh Sons"
Werewolves, bikers and mystery
I really enjoyed the character of Diego. He was in town searching for someone and he wasn't taking no for an answer. The relationship he develops with Maxim felt real. Both he and Maxim were looking for answers.
Mr. Jewett draws you into the story. His narration makes the characters jump out of the story. I would love to listen to more of Mr. Jewett's work.
When Maxim finds out the truth about what he is looking for and realizes the next step he has to take. I really felt for the guy.
The Seventh Sons is about werewolves, bikers and the disappearance of loved ones. Mr. Finn has created a town of very interesting characters. Maxim and Diego are looking for their loved ones and they realize that they are going to have to work together to get the answers they want.
I liked that this book felt like the beginning of a great series but also had a finite ending. Yes, you could easily have a book two but as there was no 'cliff hanger' ending, you were satisfied when the book ended.
I look forward to listening to more of these stories.
"Interesting story....very enjoyable!"
I liked how it was set in Az...that's my home state...and I can really envision this happening there!
The death of Deborah!
When Diego finds his sister...
I did giggle a bit...but this story wasn't meant to be humorous....it was a solid listen and I would like to continue this series....
** I was given a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review **
This story opens up with a brother in search of his baby sister....I really like Diego...he is a cool biker type and just really wanted to locate his sister....well he ends up in a brawl...and spends a night in the town jail....well while there there is an escape of some Wiley Werewolves and as the story unfolds more, we learn about the biker gang and who they really are....there is more going on in this little Az town than meets the eye and Diego and the town cop Maxim have to end up joining forces to survive and conquer....people are going missing...and the mystery is getting messy and dangerous....very intriguing and listenable..good narration and well worth your time and a credit!
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"Excellent book and series"
I listened to book 3 first. These books are great in order or out of order! The only thing I missed by going out of order was the back story of certain characters but that didn't take away from the story at all! I'm definitely looking forward to book 2 and hoping there will be more in this series in the future!
"Bikers meet their match"
Yes I love detective stories and the paranormal.
That is was written from the detective point of view.
No I haven't but he was amazing. Great Job Jason!
I love new and different. The author has given us a werewolf story from a human detective's side of the story. It was so good I would listen to it again it was so good! This is the 1st book I've listen to by Domino Finn.
It starts out from Maxim's point of view. He has been trying to find out what had happened to his sister a few years before. So he investigates the biker gang The seventh Sons. He believes they are all werewolf's. Of course the other detectives don't believe in the paranormal. But they do know that these guys are really scary. They also know that they have not been able to pin crimes on any of these guys. Even though they believe the seventh sons are involved in allot of bad things.
I thought this book was amazing. A true detective story and finally paranormal have finally met.
The narrator Jason Jewett was great he had a great voice for a detective story. He brought life to Maxim.
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"I was surprised at how much I loved this book!"
Small town Sycamore has its secrets. Some of those secrets Detective Maxim Dwyer won’t let be. A biker brawl involving an out of towner and a few members of the local motorcycle club (The Seventh Sons) lets Dwyer pry into the MC’s business. But what he uncovers is not what he was expecting.
I saw this audiobook kicking around the blogosphere and I passed it on by. The description starts off comparing the book to the TV shows Supernatural and Sons of Anarchy. While I did watch the latter, I was a bit burned out of misogynistic MC stories, no matter how intriguing the individual characters. I have only watched a handful of Supernatural episodes, but they were not my cup of tea. But then the author contacted me directly looking for a review and I decided to give it a chance.
Let me tell you I am ever so glad that I did! I so very much enjoyed this book. The characters have meat on their bones, the plot is a full 7 courses, and the setting adds an intense spice to the book. Let me assure you this is no gender-weighted MC tale. This is a detective noir story that happens to have practical werewolves at the center of the mystery. There are female characters in position of power who have real personalities and don’t always need a man to rescue them.
There’s quite a bit of ethnic diversity in this book too, which is another thing I really appreciated. Set in Arizona, the ethnic diversity is an accurate reflection of what you will find in the desert Southwest. Also, the mixing of cultures and backgrounds added to the intensity of the story.
Maxim Dwyer and Diego de la Torre at first start off on opposite sides. Indeed, Diego is in handcuffs and a cell while Maxim gives him the 3rd degree interrogation. Pretty quickly the werewolf aspect of the story comes into play and Maxim is not pleased. One of his men is hurt and his suspects are missing. The trail keeps leading back to the head of the MC, Miss Debbie. Diego also has questions for Miss Debbie about his missing sister. It’s an excellent set up and the plot just gets better from there.
Now I want to mention the practicality of the werewolves. First, there are no sexy wolfy sex scenes. There’s no big moonlight werewolf hunts with terrified and fainting women. Rather, these individuals are ill and carriers of the illness. The Center for Disease Control is well aware of the werewolves throughout the country. There are rules the werewolves must abide by if they don’t want to be hunted down by the CDC. One of these rules is to keep your head down & to stay out the limelight. The MC is skirting the edge of that rule. This was an unexpected and very awesome aspect to the story. In some ways, this practical treatment of the werewolves removed the supernatural element, but it also made the story so much more accessible as a biologist.
All the characters are interesting to some extent and most of them are tortured by something. Maxim’s wife went missing two years ago and no matter how hard he hunted, he never turned up any leads. Diego has this driving force to find his sister. Miss Debbie and the CDC representative have their demons too, ones that will come close to destroying Maxim and Diego. All these little secrets meant that we had little plot twists throughout the story that definitely added to the suspense.
I listened to this book in less that 2 days. Honestly, I didn’t want to put it away but I had to sleep and eat. The noir detective feel to the story caught my attention up right away. The characters held my attention throughout the entire story. The ending, which was indeed satisfying, left me ready to fire up the next in the series.
I received this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The Narration: I was impressed with Jason Jewett’s narration. There are several Hispanic characters in the book and he did the perfect soft Hispanic accent in distinct character voices. I live in a part of the country where I hear spoken Spanish almost every day so it was very nice to hear the Spanish/Hispanic accent done right for this book. He also had a strong and sometimes harsh voice for the tortured Maxim Dwyer. His female voices were believable.
"Absolutely worth your credit"
Others have covered the plot so I'm not going to touch on that. If you're reading this then you probably listen to a lot of audiobooks, so I'll tell you the thing that matters most.
Is this book worth your credit? Yes. You will enjoy the entire listening experience. I didn't love the narrator, but I thought he did a good enough job to bring an amazing story to life. I say amazing because I've never read anything like this before.
The originality alone would have gotten this book three stars, but the fact that I cared for the protagonist by the end and am eager for book 2 bumps it to five. Buy it. You won't regret it.
"Were wolfs and Bikers what a mix"
Werewolfs and bikers and small town cops. Not sure if I missed something but never did find out what seventh sons really were. The story was a great mix of wolfs/bikers and a little mix of cops, cdc was mentioned a lot guess they were there because of the werewolfs..
I received this audio free in exchange for an honest review.
"The seventh sons"
I enjoyed the mix of bikers,werewolves, and a small town police detective investigating missing persons. The two main characters have their own agendas but working together against a common enemy, they can achieve their own aims. This book has good characters but they did not stick with me.
"a highly unique intricate & imaginative detective"
I have to admit that at first glance this audiobook seems like it wouldn’t appeal to me. Even though there is a biker gang of werewolves. Mainly because of my preconceived notions about what a werewolf story should contain. That being gore, action, focusing on the werewolves and their destruction. I have a feeling this is not what I am going to get.
The Seventh Sons is a highly unique, intricate and imaginative modern detective / police procedural story that just happens to house werewolves.
Our protagonist is a police detective Maxim Dwyer, a very complex character. That is plagued with many demons, including the loss of his wife and possible alcoholism. He is determined to do the right thing no matter what. Really reminded me of David Hale from Sons of Anarchy.
Then there is our secondary protagonist, Diego, who seems like a simple lone biker trying to find his sister. Who was last known to be with one of the sons. Although there is much more to him than meets the eye.
One of my favorite aspects of this whole story was how werewolfism is transmitted and classified. Advanced rabies, yeah a disease. One that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) fully knows about and tracks.
I found the execution of The Seventh Sons to be on the slow side. Many times I thought I knew what was about to happen and I was dead wrong, leaving me satisfied that Finn had got me, I love it when this happens. Even though The Seventh Sons didn’t fully capture my imagination. It did show me a unique take on both master detective and werewolves that I do appreciate. I would recommend it to anyone who has become board with either genre.
The performance by Jason Jewett was one that I didn’t think would agree with me, at least this was my first impression. He delivers the story at an even pace, very little to no fluctuation of speed throughout. This in my mind was the only negative, it allowed my mind to wonder a bit when it shouldn’t have which forced me to rewind and re-listen to details I missed. He had decent enough characterizations, even a slight change is good enough for me.
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