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Book Title: Darkness at Dawn|
The author of the book: Elizabeth Jennings
ISBN 13: 9780425242124
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 395 KB
Date of issue: July 5th 2011
Reader ratings: 5.4
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I absolutely loved this book! I know it's had some mixed reviews, but any book that has me reading all day (without succumbing to a "nap") and neglecting anything I should be doing is a keeper in my book. Forget the lack of romance (or at least romantic/sex scenes, of which there was only one *sigh*), the book more than made up for that in the pacing, the plot, and the overall suspense. I was entertained, I was horrified, and I was worried. The plot about biological warfare had me wondering how soon before something like this happens to the USA?
The book blurb gives a fair description of what this story is all about. Dr. Lucy Merritt's parents were both CIA operatives. They died 15 years ago protecting the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Nahla (think Tibet) from an attempted Chinese takeover. Lucy, 29, witnessed their bloody deaths while staying at the Nhalan palace with her young friend, the Princess Paso. Their deaths left Lucy alone in the world, and ever since then she's sought a safe and comfortable life for herself, without any risks or excitement. Lucy lived life on the edge for fourteen years following her parents from one hot spot to another, now all she wants is to be left alone, working on her career as an expert restorer of manuscripts.
Captain Mike Shafer, 35, is in the US Army's 10th Mountain Division, and a few months shy of retirement. When he's called to CIA headquarters in D.C. while in the middle of training in Alaska, he knows something is up. It seems that a CIA operative who recently died in Nhala uncovered a threat to the US population. But before he could send all his intel from the flash drive he was carrying, he died a horribly gruesome death. Now the CIA wants Mike to go undercover high up in the Himalayas and retrieve that intel. His entry into the country will coincide with the request from Paso that Lucy Merritt come to the Palace in Nhala to restore a manuscript that deals with an ancient prophecy. Mike is ready to do anything to stop a threat to his country, but must he accompany "the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen"? Won't she pose a huge distraction for him? With Lucy's "in" at the Palace, and Mike posing as her fiancé, it should be fairly easy for Mike to learn more about this threat...or will it? Mike and Lucy need to work together (and put aside their sexual attraction...at least for a little while) as they battle the elements and a power hungry general (backed by Al Qaeda) with a diabolical plan in order to stop a global threat that could wipe out millions of people.
Wow. This has to be Elizabeth Jennings's (aka Lisa Marie Rice) most suspenseful book yet. It was gripping, it was harrowing (view spoiler)[ (reading about how the Ebola-like virus killed its victims...sheesh!) (hide spoiler)] and it made me incredibly nervous. And Lucy does something near the end of the book that absolutely shocked me! I had to read it again to make sure of what I read... I don't want to say anymore about this biological weapon and how it was used, but man oh man, if some crackpot develops something like this it will be the end of mankind.
Now, how about Mike and Lucy as a couple? Fantastic. I loved these two. Both of these characters were wonderfully written. Of course Mike's an alpha, but he's an entirely normal alpha in that he doesn't seem to have any "issues". What a refreshing change. Good family background, no women problems, no "I'm-not-good-enough-for her" thoughts, just a decent, hard-working guy who's only leaving the military to take over his ailing father's business. A real stand-up guy.
However, Lucy...wow, this girl had it rough. Your heart will definitely go out to her. And she was a lot more brave than she thought she was--she managed to do some gutsy things in this book. The reader will want her to connect with Mike (at least this reader did!) and you'll be rooting for them both to make it as a couple. They worked well together, they had the chemistry, and they 'got' each other. My only complaint was that EJ didn't give them enough 'romance' time. I realize that was hard to do when they were trying to 'save the world', but she could've added a scene in the epilogue...right?
I highly recommend this book if you like your books on the suspenseful side, with plenty of action and atmosphere and you appreciate EJ/LMR's writing style. This book will make you think, and make you wonder about threats to our country that were stopped and that we will never know about....I think Elizabeth Jennings got everything right with this one, as I was highly entertained. 5 big stars
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Lisa Marie Rice
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