Image of Crown of Souls (The Tox Files)


Image of Crown of Souls (The Tox Files)

In the riveting second book in Kendig’s The Tox Files series, Cole “Tox” Russell is back and trouble seems to have found him again. In this action-packed page-turner, readers will be taken around the globe in another heart-stopping race against time to stop a madman. Tox is an exceptional hero, and his teammates are strong supporting characters. Readers will enjoy seeing a softer side to Tox as his feelings for Haven grow deeper. Fans of Dan Brown need to give this series a try as there are interesting historical and biblical elements amongst the mystery. It’s clear that an impressive amount of research has gone into this series. Highly recommended, Kendig earns herself another Top Pick.

It’s been six months since Tox and his team stopped a deadly plague. Just when he thinks things have calmed, he’s shot by a man he once considered a brother. Alec King wants revenge, and he wants Tox to help him get it. To gain Tox’s support, Alec is not above using someone close to Tox — such as his girlfriend — to get his attention. Moreover, Alec has acquired a historical crown that is slowly driving him crazy. Will Tox be able to stop his former friend before someone he loves gets hurt? (BETHANY HOUSE, Sep., 480 pp., $15.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susannah Balch