Thursday, July 14, 2011

Warehouse 13: A Touch of Fever-Greg Cox

Warehouse 13: A Touch of Fever
Greg Cox
Pocket, Jun 28 2011, $7.99
ISBN: 9780743491730

Secret Service agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering finish their assignment of the Charleston, South Carolina cheesy Museum of Piracy worker possessed by the pirate Anne Bonny’s cutlass. They return to their Badlands home station Warehouse 13 where their boss Artie Nielsen tells them there is no rest for the weary as he has learned of a woman using a glove to heal the sick at a carnival.

While teenager Claudia Donovan and aura-reading B&B owner Leena inventories the Warehouse’s collection of paranormal artifacts as has been done since Alexander the Great did with the library, Pete and Myka travel to the carnival to learn how the healer is doing what she does. At the same time, unbeknownst to the Warehouse field agents, someone else is making people sick using the matching glove as a sort of yang to the healer’s yin.

Greg Cox who has written Star Trek and DC’s Final Crisis thrillers provides an exhilarating novelization of the TV series as he captures the essences of the cast especially history’s thirteenth warehouse. The story line contains two fun subplots as the field operatives search for Clara Barton's gloves while those archivists at the home station struggle with a misplaced apple that causes a comedy of errors. Lighthearted with a touch of history including Bonny, Barton, Chapman and Freud’s cigar; readers will enjoy the adventures of the agents of Warehouse 13.

Harriet Klausner

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