No One Left To Tell by Jordan Dane

No One Left To Tell No One Left To Tell by Jordan Dane

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages – Publisher: Avon (April 29, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0061253758 – ISBN-13: 978-0061253751

Back of the Book reads:

A Dark Message

The body of a brutally slain man is found on the holy grounds of a chapel, and a cryptic message pinned to his chest unravels the lives of people touched by dark secrets. Detective Raven Mackenzie and her partner uncover the dead man’s connection to a powerful female crime boss, leading them to her mysterious head of security, Christian Delacorte, who soon becomes the prime suspect.

Triggers His Nightmares

Yet when Raven sifts through Christian’s past, she discovers the man is plagued by deeply rooted nightmares – and a shadowy childhood tragedy linking him to the case. Convince his past holds the key to finding the real killer, she defies her partner, following her gut instincts and trusting her undeniable bond with Christian.

And Arouses a Killer

But Raven shares her own date with destiny when she crosses paths with a heartless killer. And when he unleashes his rage, there will be no one left to tell.

15-Aug-08 to 17-Aug-08

Review: Tension, conspiracies, truths and lies… Who could ask for more!

An assassin is hunted, murdered, and left hanging inside a church, a cryptic note pinned to his chest. At first, detectives Raven Mackenzie and Tony Rodriguez think it may be the work of religious radicals, until they identify the man.

But the investigation leads to dangerous territory. The man worked for one of the top crime bosses in the city, who is also female, Fiona Dunhill. Fiona, feeling the heat, takes off and disappears to parts unknown, leaving her head of security, Christian Delacorte, to deal with the aftermath.

Plagued with nightmares of a childhood trauma, Delacorte faces his fear of the dark daily with an exercise where he is blindfolded, using all of his other senses to detect everything around him. After the slaughter of his parents and sister, Fiona had taken him in and took care of him. But this time, even Christian’s loyalty to Fiona is tested. Memories begin to surface in his nightmares, and Raven is sure that this who fiasco is because of his past.

The more the memories surface, the more Raven is determined to help Christian solve it, and the case. Things turn ugly when the shooting starts and her partner is put out of commission. Christian doesn’t like what he remembers of his past, and with Raven getting under his skin, he is determined to deal with it – and keep Raven out of danger. But someone has other plans.

The killer is now fixated on Raven. She is the very image that he likes, and the whole thing tastes even better to him once he realizes that Raven’s father had been one of the first officers to ever arrest him, the first officer to see ‘dead grey eyes’. But now he’s out and revenge tastes all that much more sweeter when Raven is thrown into the spotlight.

The plot is thick with mazes in this story, and while I did feel a connection between Raven and Christian in this one, it could have been stronger. And while we learn the truth about Christian’s past, Fiona still holds back from him, including who his biological father really is. We know who he is, but Christian doesn’t, and now he’s having a very hard time trusting Fiona. Lots of action and suspense, I thought it was a pretty good read. Can’t wait to read the next.



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