"A tremendous thriller"
Chloe Underwood left the North Carolina Mountains to live
in Paris. She scored work as a translator of children's
books at Les Frere Laurent due to her promiscuous roommate
Sylvia Whickham. When Sylvia has a chance to spend the
weekend with wealthy sixty-seven years old Henry, she
coaxes Chloe to replace her in translating English to and
Chloe arrives at Mirabel, which has security tighter than
Fort Knox has. At the locale, Mr. Hakim leans towards
sending Chloe home and several participants object to her
presence speaking in Italian to hide what they say about
her from her; the translator understands perfectly what
they communicate, but pretends otherwise. When her clients
learn that Chloe has found out that they are arms dealers,
they must kill her. Her only hope of survival is one of the
attendees, Bastien Toussaint, a man with at least a dozen
identities. Compromising his undercover mission that he has
played at for eleven months, he flees with Chloe, but she
wonders if she is safe with him as she knows her heart is
Though why Chloe insisted on staying when her employer
stated he did not need her seems off, readers will obtain
plenty of pleasure from this taut romantic suspense
thriller. The story line moves quickly once Chloe chooses
to hide her ability to speak and comprehend Italian and
never slows down until the climatic battle between Mr.
Hakim's thugs and the heroine and her antiheroic champion.
BLACK ICE is a tremendous thriller that showcases the
skills of an author worth reading.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted May 19, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 18, 2007