PsyCop 5: Camp Hell
By Jordan Castillo Price
This fifth book in this series finally shows us a look at Vic’s past at the training facility, Heliotrope Station, or for those who actually suffered through and survived Camp Hell.
We see these memories through a series of memory regressions Vic experiences in therapy sessions when he looks up his ex-boyfriend, Stephan Russell, a level 5 empath.
I’ll be honest. I’m not a fan of Stephan. At first, I thought it was maybe the ex-boyfriend angle, but after some reflection, I don’t think that was it. I have zero issues with Crash, Jacob’s ex. In fact, I love Crash quite a lot. There’s just something off about Stephan. More on that later.
In addition to the regressions, Vic learns about a secretive organization that monitors psychics, and something new is learned about Jacob. I do love Victor’s reaction to Jacob pilfering his White Light.
All of these things flow easily from the build-up of the previous books, and they build further to leave room for the future story lines.
I really enjoyed the story as a whole, as we get to see Vic history, through flashbacks, and how he compares to the other mediums in his past. We also see how his certification may be skewed, and how and why he ended up at the Fifth precinct specifically.
I do have a few issues with Stephan. (Highlight below for my thoughts on that.)
I get that the FPMP is pretty intimidating and maybe someone in Stephan’s position doesn’t have a lot of options. Perhaps he didn’t have a lot of choice about whether or not he was going to make those reports. But I feel like he could have, if he wanted to, either let Vic know the reports were being made (so maybe Vic could choose what went in them) or just as some sort of FYI, something. But I also feel like Stephan, even back in the Camp Hell days was manipulating everyone and everything, Vic included, so he probably didn’t really have any qualms about the whole thing either.
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