Agent Bayne by Jordan Castillo Price
M/M Urban Fantasy
JCP Books LLC | January 16, 2018
I feel completely spoiled! Usually the wait between PsyCop books span years, but I feel like we just read Skin After Skin, now we have Agent Bayne, and JCP says book 10 will be out towards the end of the year! I’ve gotta try really hard not to get used to this!
Honestly, there’s no perspective I enjoy more than Victor Bayne. I’m not even talking about this series in particular, I’m talking about all the books I’ve read, Victor Bayne’s voice is my favorite. I love how hilarious he is, in a self-deprecating way. I love his awkward thoughts about family and friends, particularly how he feels about Jacob. And Crash. I love every interaction between Crash and Vic. Crash and Jacob represent the kind of man Vic thought he’d end up with vs the kind of man he did end with. As much as I love Crash, I’m so crazy about Vic and Jacob’s romantic life. Talk about relationship goals.
Anyway, I did a whole post about it previously but I really relate to Vic and how he views himself. I think if I were a high level medium, well I probably wouldn’t have made it, but if I had then I’d be just as high strung and paranoid as he is. And brave. Vic is very brave. Everyone should read this series just so they get to know this character.
As for how I felt about Agent Bayne specifically? I loved it, obviously. I’m not surprised by how awesome it was. I’ve been reading this series for years now, having discovered it in 2011, and I never grow tired of it. I did feel like Agent Bayne was a ‘bridge’ book, meaning the world we know is changing and we needed to tie the old and new together. Even though it’s still ‘PsyCop’ the series, Vic is stepping out in a new role and we have to get used to his new space just like he does.
There was a case for our hero to solve, but I really felt like the goal of the story was to immerse us into this new life. It was to show us what the future should, maybe, look like and how this new dynamic will work between him and Jacob. So, when I say that the mystery didn’t capture me the way previous books did I’m not putting the plot down. I payed attention and figured out whodunit pretty early, which only made me slap my forehead at Vic and Jacob because it felt so obvious. The upside was, the case and the new job gave us a chance to get to know Dead Darla and I already love her. I hope she and Vic become bestest friends.
And guess what?! I only have to wait until later this year to find out! Yay!