Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Mira (April 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0778325385 ISBN-13: 978-0778325383
Her story sets off a violent spark.
His investigation puts them in the line of fire.
Journalist Erin McKenna is not only investigating a major defense contractor suspected of complicity in the international sex-slave trade but testifying against them in court. Her world collapses when that same firm buys her newspaper and she’s fired without explanation. Her home is ransacked, her computer stolen and she is attacked.
FBI agent Jerod Westlake is haunted by the disappearance of his sister long ago, and has dedicated his life to ending the international sex-slave trade. When he discovers Erin wounded on the floor of her apartment, he swings into action to protect her as a witness—and as a woman.
Jerod needs to protect Erin’s life and track down her source.
But once they start working as a team, the real danger begins.…
26-Apr-08 to 28-Apr-08
Review: Not bad. Could have used a little more ‘oomph’, though.
I thought it wasn’t bad. I through Erin to be a strong woman who keeps her head when her life spins out of control. She does what she needs to do, what needs to be done, and although the threat is that it will eat away at what’s inside, she still does what needs to be done.
I found Jerrod to be somewhat pragmatic and cynical, more concerned about others than himself, and will stop at nothing if to rescue a child or friend, regardless of the situation. I’m glad that Erin showed him that there’s more to what he does than he realizes.
I thought the actions scenes, what of them, where well played. But the plot seemed to lack somewhat for me. It’s not that there were holes, but I believe there could have been more. I found the story to be a little slow at time, and while not completely boring, there could have been more to it. I found the ending okay, but I wasn’t thrilled, and I found it rushed.
An okay, fast read, but not a run-to-the-store-the-second-it-came-out kind of book.