"Dirk & Steele thriller"
Dirk & Steele operative Blue Perrineau is injured from an
explosion and he knows he is fortunate to be alive. Needing
to recover, he is taken off his current assignment and sent
home to heal. Blue is unhappy with this turn, but
understands he is unable to complete the mission.
In the San Francisco airport, Blue learns of the death of
the "great" man, his father Felix Perrineau, dead at
seventy from a heart attack in his sleep. When his cell
phone rings on the other end is a person speaking his mom's
language Farsi and knowing too much about Blue and his
parents. He meets the stranger who takes him to his "dead"
father. Felix demands that Blue find his other son Daniel
or his mom and his Dirk and Steele pals will pay the price.
Though he loathes his sire, Blue believes the evil man and
sets off to locate his half-brother. He easily fined Daniel
working at a Vegas circus where Blue meets and is attracted
to animal trainer Iris. When the shapeshifting woman is
assaulted, the two siblings vow to keep her safe while both
wonder if their dad is behind the attack while Blue finds
himself in love.
The latest Dirk & Steele thriller, as always, is a fast-
paced, action-packed tale with the twist that the lead male
is not on a work assignment, but instead this one is
personal from the airport phone call through a complex
lethal conspiracy until the final altercation. Blue and
Iris are a fabulous pairing who as a team can handle almost
anything, but supplemented by Daniel, they actually have a
chance against overwhelming odds especially when the
diabolically clever Felix is involved. Fans will enjoy
perhaps the best novel in the series while newcomers will
seek out the D&S backlist (see TIGER EYE, SHADOW TOUCH, and
THE RED HEART OF JADE).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 18, 2006
When Blue, an electrokinetic and a member of the Dirk & Steele detective agency, is sent to Las Vegas to track down his half-brother, he finds himself embroiled in an organ smuggling plot -- and protecting a young beauty who is more than she appears.