As teenagers, Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place. Twenty years later, she's fulfilling that pledge through her fair trade shop that features products from around the world. All is well until, one by one, people connected to the shop begin dying.
Detective Luke Carter, new to the St Louis PD, want to know why. Before he can answer that question, however, the FBI weighs in and Kristin suddenly finds herself in the middle of international intrigue -- and in the sights of the ruthless mastermind behind an ingenuous and deadly, scheme. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people...including Kristin?
Three-time RITA Award-winner and "queen of inspirational romantic suspense" (Library Journal) Irene Hannon doesn't disappoint in this edge-of-you-seat thriller that will have readers up late as they rush toward the explosive conclusion.
Tantalizing intrigue slowly builds in pace until you won't be able to turn the pages fast enough towards the end. A real paper-cut-inducing frenzy of a conclusion!
Love the sheer scope of the suspense. It's multi-layered and complicated and unravels over a generous amount of time which leaves Kristin and Luke on tenterhooks romantically speaking. Talk about a slow, deliberate build-up to the fireworks! Their yearning is palpable but Luke is striving to tow the police department line by not becoming involved with a victim/witness. But, oh my, how that man can convey longing in a succinct business-like phone call. Be still my heart!
There's a lot to work through before something as tangible as a date can happen though so the race is on to foil a deadly scheme. Fans of Irene Hannon's work will thrill over some unexpected cameos from earlier books. No worries if you don't recognize them, but it's kinda fun if you do.
And this is only the second book in the Code of Honor series so we still have some delectable reading in store. While each book can be read as a standalone, I'm really enjoying the special friendship Kristin, Rick and Colin have nurtured for years. The give and take and playful banter between the three is loads of fun and now that Colin and Kristin have found their HEA, it's Rick's turn next. Dark Ambitions releases in October and I can't wait!
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