PAUL FALCON AND ANN SILVER: A LOVE STORY
Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region's most trusted investigative positions.
Paul Falcon is the FBI's top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.
Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn't expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.
The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former vice president. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is....
Deeply romantic. A stunning portrayal of characters and events that lead to an unforgettable love story. Paul Falcon is so deliberate in his pursuit of Ann -- the lengths he goes to, the way he thinks through every move, his ability to accept Ann for who she is and not try molding her into someone she could never be. There's raw emotion in this book -- for both the characters and the readers. Honestly -- the most romantic book I have ever read!
Fans of Dee Henderson's writing will get multiple thrills though this book stands easily alone as a wonderful read. I don't want to give anything away so that's all I'm saying. :-)
As far as the romantic suspense goes -- I'd almost categorize this one as more of mystery since there isn't any imminent peril involved. Readers get an incredible glimpse into the day to day workings of an F.B.I. investigation and that includes the tedious wait times, the lapses in fresh clues and all the other frustrations that we don't always get to read about. I love the way Henderson built the case -- it's complex but she delivers each piece of information in a way that is easy to digest.
Ann isn't your typical heroine -- and I think I loved that most about her. She knows who she is and is comfortable in her own skin. Cautious in who she allows into her sphere. But for all that she has rich friendships based on truth and respect. The kind that will last for a life time. I think that says a lot about her character. She's also a good cop, thorough in an investigation and brilliant at putting the pieces together to get the full 'story'. That's her absolute strength and what captures Paul's interest right from the start.
What can I say about Paul -- other that I've fallen completely in love. :-) Hes' a family man, a people person, driven at work, but not to the point that he blocks out the value of friendship and family. I love the way he thinks through a problem -- whether it is work related or relationship related. He is relentless at both. But he doesn't overpower. He's the quintessential team player.
In some ways Ann and Paul are complete opposites, yet Henderson weaves a believable tale that brings them together. Full Disclosure is a definite departure from her famed O'Malley series, but I enjoyed it thoroughly nonetheless.
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