"Spectacular Suspense Thriller"
Having read several I have yet to be disappointed in the
Silhouette Bombshell series and the latest one I picked up,
SHADOW LINES by Carol Stephenson completely blew me away!
Be assured it's going to grab you from page one and never
let you put it down!
Dr. Eve St. Giles is an epidemiologist working for the
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
She is brilliant and dedicated with a kick-ass attitude
when it comes to chasing down flu bugs and saving peoples
lives. Eve was special in that she had also inherited
psychic abilities from her mother later discovering she is
a descendent of an empathic 'Marian' healer inheriting
other traits that she views as both a gift and a curse.
While investigating a horrendous flu outbreak in Damassine,
Swizerland which killed her sister, Eve sensed it was man-
made. She later discovered it was a mutated version of the
Spanish flu re-engineered specifically to target women. Hot
on the trail Eve discovers her ex-lover searching for the
same madman and they agree to combine forces. Trying to
keep her distance from Nick Petter would be as elusive as
finding the courier intent on delivering death and mayhem.
The closer they come to finding the source, the closer they
come to each other in a much more intense understanding of
the love and passion that exists between them. In a
spectacular cliff hanger-ending and finally admitting to a
love that never died, Eve with other worldly guidance,
would willingly lay down her own life to save the one true
love of her life.
*** AWESOME! The thrilling premise of this book captivated
me from the very first pages with high intensity and an
emotionally compelling plot. I was fully engaged with this
very sensual romantic suspense tale. I especially liked the
heroine Eve, who was superbly crafted as both highly
professional and achingly tender towards those she loved.
The hero Nick was also crafted as the strong silent type
who was infinitely capable and one this reader would scoop
up in a second if given half a chance! His declarations of
love were to die for [sigh]. The references to the Knights
Templars, the Cathars, and the mysterious priest Berenger
Saunière were interesting historical points adding much to
the mystery involved behind the intrigue of the plot.
Stephenson showed top form in this volume of the series and
I will definitely be looking for her backlists as well as
for prequels and sequels to this fabulous Madonna Key
series. This one packs a powerful punch, a sweetly poignant
ending and I strongly recommend this book for all lovers of
Marilyn Rondeau, RIO -- Reviewers International Organization
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 2007