"brilliant 4th in a series"
Carol Stephenson is one of the best, and maybe the most
underused writer for Harlequin Romances. She had done three
amazing books for them, Nora's Pride, Courting Danger, and
now the fourth installment of Bombshell's brilliantly
conceived and realized Madonna Keys series. The books in
order -- 1) Lost Calling by Evelyn Vaughn 2) Haunted Echoes
by Cindy Dees 3) Dark Revelation, by Lorna Tedder 4) Shadow
Lines by Carol Stephenson 5) Hidden Sanctuary by Sharron
McClellan 6) Veiled Legacy by Jenna Mills and then ending
up the series with Vaughn again with 7) The Seventh Key.
In this book, Eve St. Giles works for the European Centre
for Disease Control. She is head at tracking down flu
strains and trying to stop them from breaking free in the
population, a "Flu Hunter". Only this is not a visitation
of the swine flu or bird flu, terrorist have released a
genetically mutated disease in Switzerland and Eve's sister
is a victim of this attack. Oddly, this flu is slightly
different than most flu viruses -- it only attacks females.
Private securities expert, Nick Petter is Eve's former
lover, but soon their paths cross again. One of his
clients, a manufacturer of drugs, makes the alarming
discovery that a highly risky experiment was wrecked by a
former employee and Nick must track down the missing virus
before it's too late. He is shocked to learn that Eve is
already on the same trail. He's never forgotten their love,
but now they must put their personal feelings aside and
work to stop this killer. They must join forces in a race
to stop the deadly flu from killing more women.
Eve has begun to experience visions, visions of a healer
from the time of the Third Crusades. She's always known she
has psychic abilities, but suppressed them. Now their power
is stronger, growing. She must reach out and embrace these
visions before it's too late.
Stephenson is a powerful writer that just gets better with
each book. She is a strong addition to this wonderful
Posted November 20, 2006
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 15, 2006