Review by Ryder Islington, Author of ULTIMATE JUSTICE A Trey Fontaine Mystery
I don’t think I’ve read much Allison Brennan before. That’s going to change after reading this book. What a great suspense!
I love the characters. Lucy Kincaid, an FBI trainee who is crazy in love with Sean Rogan. But this is more than just a romance. In fact, the romance takes a back seat to the story of Sean and a new job, a temporary job,with an old friend. An old friend who does things that are illegal. A job that might get Sean killed. Throw in the dispute between Sean and his brother Duke, and you have three plots twined together like a thick rope, coiled like a snake.
Ms. Brennan knows how to draw the reader in. Her characters are real people, with real struggles. I’d recommend this book for every lover of mystery, suspense, or romance. Some readers of thrillers may enjoy it. I read all of those genres, and I loved it.
See a synopsis of STOLEN below, followed by Allison Brennan’s bio. You can find more info on this author and her books at: http://www.allisonbrennan.com
Nothing is more important to private investigator Sean Rogan than his relationship with FBI trainee Lucy Kincaid. But when his past catches up with him, Sean faces an ultimatum: clear his name and help the FBI take down a rogue agent, or go to prison and lose everything he holds dear. With only Agent Noah Armstrong as his back-up and forced to keep Lucy in the dark, Sean steps back into his old world. But the longer he’s undercover, the more dangerous the game becomes. More than Sean’s future with Lucy is at stake—so is his life.
Lucy can’t imagine Sean would keep secrets from her—until an FBI agent casts doubt about who he really is…and who he used to be. Why did Sean quit his job with his brother and move to New York? Why hasn’t he told her anything about his new job? With more questions than answers, Lucy doesn’t know who to believe or who she can trust. All she knows is that Sean is in grave danger, and this time, it’s personal.
New York Times and USA Today bestseller Allison Brennan is the author of twenty-three novels and several short stories. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, she lives in Northern California with her husband Dan and their five children.
Crime fiction, mysteries, and romantic suspense have always been Allison’s favorites, so it’s no surprise that her romantic thrillers have a dark suspense edge. Reviewers have called her books “terrifying,” “mesmerizing,” “fast-paced,” “pulse-pounding,” “wonderfully complex,” “layered,” and “a master of suspense – tops in the genre.” As Lisa Gardner says, “Brennan knows how to deliver.”
Writing three books a year is more than a full-time job, and so is raising five kids, but Allison believes life is too short to be bored. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, playing video games, watching old movies or new television shows, driving to or attending volleyball / basketball / football / soccer / baseball / softball games, and on occasion even makes it to the gym where she enjoys people-watching more than exercise.
Allison is currently writing the Lucy Kincaid series about an FBI recruit. The seventh book, COLD SNAP, is on sale now. DEAD HEAT will be out on June 3, 2014. Also, she’s thrilled to announce a new hardcover mystery/thriller series starring investigative reporter Maxine Revere that launches March 25, 2014 with NOTORIOUS.