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The Cassie Tam Files Book 5
Matt Doyle
Futuristic Romance Science Fiction LGBT
NineStar Press
March 2, 2020

With Angel Tanner, the android that runs California’s criminal underworld, pulling the strings, PI Cassie Tam finds herself thrust into a conflict with New Hopeland’s biggest and baddest. But working with the murderous AI may be the only way that Cassie can get to the bottom of her home’s greatest mystery: What is New Hopeland City?

As she struggles to balance her dealings with allies and enemies alike, Cassie is left with a difficult choice. She has always straddled the line between light and dark. Now, the time to decide which side she’s on is drawing close…if she can figure out which is which.

Reviewed by Marie Loring

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This book is part of a series and needs to be read in sequence.

This book is the absolute jewel in the Cassie Tam series. So convoluted, yet conversely so straight forward, we finally find why things are the way they are in New Hopeland. For Cassie Tam fans, this finale is everything you could wish for. Gone are the few rambling, confusing, (albeit not off-putting) descriptions from previous books. This story cuts to the chase…and what a chase it is!

Our friend Cassie is back at it, rubbing elbows this time with her on-again, off-again nemesis, Angel, as well as the King’s Guard and all they encompass. Tam’s love story with Lori takes a satisfying turn here, and yes, Bert, too, is never far from the action. All our favorites back for Doyle’s action-packed itinerary.

A wholly satisfying blade-cut of details in Half Light finally reveals the underbelly of New Hopeland, and the seamier side of each and every faction therein, proving a mastery of storytelling which allows this series-ender to break free and soar. Technicalities abound, lending depth to a world we’ve come to know and love.

Kudo’s to Matt Doyle for a magnificent job, and envy toward all those who have yet to begin the Cassie Tam journey!