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Meg Larsen has come to terms with Jake’s role in her beloved grandmother’s death, accepts that he has a dangerous job, and is proud of his role in thwarting terrorists who threatened countless lives. She’s willing to aid him in his investigations but not so accepting of his refusal to commit to her and give her a reason to alter her career plans.
Even as Jake arrives at a crossroads in his relationship with Meg, he must stay alert and strive to keep both of them safe. Although San Diego is sunny and picture-perfect, you never know...WHERE DANGER LIES.
Sexy and exciting, Where Danger Lies was a good suspenseful read.
I haven't read any other books in this series, but I still enjoyed this book fully. I liked Meg and Jake and was quite invested in their relationship soon after the book started. They're in love, but someone is going to have to make a big sacrifice if they're to stay together, and (at least for the "romance" part of this book) that's the main conflict.
They're pulled into some exciting stuff, though, with a death that might be a hate crime, or might not be ... and the author litters the book with lots of clues and red herrings. The reader isn't sure of what's up or down here, but then neither are the characters.
There were a few things I didn't love -- but they were small and hardly worth mentioning. I'm looking forward to seeing where the author goes in the future with this couple.
“NCIs? What’s the crime, Admiral Snider?”
“Murder. One of the officers on my ship. I think an objective look is needed.”
“What happened to him?”
“Her. Lieutenant Samantha Carlton was found dead in the trunk of her car three days ago. The preliminary tox screen showed nothing, but the lab did an advanced analysis. She’d been poisoned with ketamine. Made her heart stop. She was forty-one and in excellent physical condition. Also, someone crushed her larynx and windpipe.”
“Sounds like a case of overkill.” Jake rubbed the underside of his chin from force of habit. Intriguing case but he really didn’t want to get involved. "Perhaps premeditated, but made to look like a crime of passion or rage? That’d be my off-the-cuff assessment.”
"Good, now we’re getting somewhere,” Rear Admiral Snider said. “The local cops are pushing the NCI team in one direction. Their theory doesn’t hold water, that it was a hate crime. Lieutenant Carlton was gay, but more importantly, she had access to classified guided missile codes.”
"Understood," Jake said, shaking his head. National security was at issue here. Even unofficially, he was already involved.
Besides writing Chica Lit, she writes romantic suspense and thrillers. Her two latest SMART ROMANTIC THRILLERS are: A BODYGUARD OF LIES, LIES IN WAIT (Book Two) and a paranormal thriller, THE DELPHI BLOODLINE. A BODYGUARD OF LIES takes place in present-day England, Ireland and Germany with echoes back to WW II. A Jewish-American FBI agent, who's fluent in German, goes undercover to investigate an elderly, naturalized American grandmother, suspected of being a Nazi spy and war criminal. LIES IN WAIT follows FBI agent, Jake Bernstein (now a member of a CounterTerrorism Task Force), to Silicon Valley. Working undercover as a Muslim biotech scientist, he is recruited to join a sleeper cell intent on terrorist activities. All three of her published thrillers remain on Musa Publishing's mystery imprint's Top Twenty Bestselling books.
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