Saturday, July 30, 2011
Title: Deadly Sins
Series: The Mindhunters, Book 6
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Kylie Brant
Pub: August 2, 2011, Berkley Sensation
Format: ARC, Paperback, 352 pages
Summary from Goodreads
An unknown assassin has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, brutally taking out high-level human targets citywide. And the list of suspects is a sensitive one: an Iranian diplomat, a U.S. senator, and a vengeful priest. It's just the kind of case to test the resolve of tough FBI agent, Jaid Marlowe. Especially when her new partner is Adam Raiker, Jaid's former colleague and ex-lover. But that's history—and it left scars.
Determined to leave it behind them, Jaid and Adam dive into the most shocking investigation of their careers. But when Adam himself becomes a suspect, Jaid must choose between past and present. Her choice plunges them into a far-reaching, high-level conspiracy of shadows—and on the run not only from secrets and lies, but for their lives. Now, despite their history, they have only each other, and the desperate hope that love can keep them alive.
When I received the review request for Deadly Sins I was thrilled. Romantic Suspense was my "first love" of reading when I was a kid. So it seemed fitting that I would wrap myself around this story.
To put it simply - AMAZING!! Truly AMAZING! Deadly Sins is book 6 in the The Mindhunter Series, but that didn't matter. It read well as a stand alone novel. There were a few points in the plot where I wondered if more details were available in previous books, but it was mainly my curiosity rather than a flaw in the story.
The main characters, Jaid and Adam, worked well together in this story and felt like a complete role-reversal from what you would normally see in romantic suspense novels. Jaid was the FBI agent and Adam was the ex-FBI agent who was damaged. Both physically and emotionally. Typically it's the female who's still dealing with emotional issues and I love how Brant made Jaid stand out from the crowd. She strong, capable and able to hold her own. Don't get me wrong - Adam is no wimp! Even with his physical injuries, he still stands out as a man to be reckoned with.
Deadly Sins has an intricately woven plot that really keeps you guessing. Secondary characters aren't thrown into the story hap hazardously; they actually add strong richness to the story line and help to keep it moving quickly.
I was sad to see that Deadly Sins is the conclusion to The Mindhunter series. I didn't get that from the book, but only found out while preparing to write my review. Personally, I loathe starting a series at the end. It can be a total buzzkill. BUT Deadly Sins was so good, packed with action, suspense, grisly murders (and the like) -- I'm going to have to pick up Waking Nightmare, Book 1. Each book in the series focus' on a character introduced in Deadly Sins. I need the WHOLE story!
Deadly Sins releases on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. I received the ARC from the author for review.
Get your read on!