"A real page-turner"
Former agent Sarah Jane Ravenowitz blames her then employer
General Kalen Grady for the failure of her mission in China
that led to the deaths of her team and to her barely
escaping. She knows a mole in his organization double-
crossed her. Though he planned to propose to her when she
finished that mission, Sarah Jane went overseas to become a
supermodel known by her adoring fans as Raven.
When Gangi Dai, son of the mob boss of the notorious
Chinese-American crime syndicate Dai Tong, is killed with
model Portia at a Japanese Embassy reception, Kalen, though
he suffers from unrequited love for the ghost of Sarah,
knows he needs Raven's help. He wants his former super spy
to infiltrate the Dai Tong family to stop a deadly assassin
who has killed already from doing it again. Raven agrees
on the condition that Kalen erases her criminal record of
going AWOL. She plans to skip his team and depend only on
former Kalen agent Sean Delaney, who will watch her back
better than the General she still loves.
The second Swords book (see THE DEEPEST EDGE) is a sharp
romantic suspense starring two competent courageous
characters who have a past to overcome and a mission to
survive before they can seek a new relationship. The
action-packed tale moves quickly forward, but has the feel
of the middle tale because, in spite of a strong romance
between powerful protagonists, the prime chase for the
swords moves only slightly forward. Jessica Hall provides
a wonderful romantic thriller that the audience will
appreciate and will look forward to the conclusion starring
the enigmatic Sean.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 24, 2003