Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deadly Dance [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Deadly Dance" the 5th book in her A-Tac series by Dee Davis.

Product Description

As the intelligence officer for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Hannah Marshall is used to working behind the scenes. But when a brutal murder hits too close to home, Hannah finds herself in the middle of the action, falling in love while racing to outwit a sadistic mastermind.


After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome Harrison Blake joins the team, she's reluctant to trust him - or to act on her intense attraction to him. Then Hannah receives a podcast of a gruesome murder, and the only person who can help her find the killer is Harrison.

Harrison has spent years trying to hunt down the cunning monster who killed his sister. Now investigating with Hannah, he faces a shocking possibility - his sister's murderer has resurfaced. As the danger escalates, Hannah and Harrison grow closer, the desire simmering between them ignites. And when Hannah disappears, Harrison has only one chance to save the woman he loves.

About the Author

Bestselling author Dee Davis worked in association management before turning her hand to writing. Her highly acclaimed first novel, Everything in Its Time, was published in July 2000. Since then, among others, she's won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold, and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt Medallion Award, and two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. When not sitting at the computer writing, she spends her time exploring Manhattan with her husband, daughter, and Cardigan Welsh corgi.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Forever; Original edition (April 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446582948
ISBN-13: 978-0446582940

My Review:

The Consortium failed in their plan to infiltrate A-Tac but they managed to leave Jason Lawton dead. Hannah Marshall A-Tac's Intelligence specialist mourns the death of her friend but has a mission dedicated to her fallen comrade. She poses as the inheritor of a valuable art collection including a Monet painting Le Jardin lost in WW II that she wants to sell to Alain DuBois who is tied to the Consortium in Montreal.  What they didn't kow was it was a trap when DuBois is killed and Hannah and her teammates including new member Harrison Blake are fortunate to escape with their lives as the Consortium blows up his estate.

When Hannah returns to Sunderland College Tina Richards her grad student assistant shows her a disturbing video sent to her e-mail showing a man torturing a girl who is tied up on a bed.  Soon after a fellow team member Avery informs them Sara Lauter a student is missing.  They soon realize both cases are related and the torture murder reminds Harrison of the death of his twin sister Eileen by the killer known as the Cyber Killer since he sent e-mails before his kills.

Harrison Blake is the new member of the team who brings a vast amount of experience to the team since he's a former FBI agent, he use to work for the Last Chance organization and his great computer expertise.  He and Hannah are work friends but as they dig deeper into the case they become lovers.  Both have experienced tragedies in their lives - Hannah was abused in her childhood and learned to cope with the pain and keeps people away from her - Blake feels guilty that he wasn't able to save his sister from the Cyber Killer who raped, tortured and then killed her.

This was a thrilling fast paced romantic suspense with twists and turns and very sadistic villains.  The killings are pretty graphic.


No comments:

Post a Comment