Raised by a father who was a former Special Forces officer, Taylor is beautiful and brilliant and knows how to take care of herself. But she is haunted by her past and the sacrifice her father made to save her from a brutal rape when she was seventeen. After a controversial stint in the Secret Service, she has become the most prominent private security specialist in America. When she discovers the body of a former client’s top assistant, all the evidence points to embezzlement and suicide. But Taylor has no way of knowing that her mother, who ran out when Taylor was nine, is about to reappear and lead her down a twisting path of danger and deceit. It’s a road that won’t end until they reach the spot where Taylor’s father died-where Taylor learns some sacrifices can never be earned.
Forsaken was one of my favourite stories of 2008 and James David Jordan has made the wait for another Taylor Pasbury tale well worth it in the sequel, Double Cross. Attracting trouble like a bee to honey, Taylor continues to struggle with the fallout from Simon Mason’s death while searching for an extortionist and caring for Simon’s daughter, Kacey. Action packed with an emotional punch, Double Cross combines the elements of a thriller with a contemporary woman’s search for love and meaning. It is a credit to Jordan’s skill as a writer that he makes Taylor so accessible despite her unusual career choice and ability to place any man in a choke hold! Taylor is one of the most complex and engaging characters you will find and I can’t wait for more of her story to unfold in future offerings from this author.
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I have another fabulous giveaway thanks to the good people at B&H Fiction. I have two copies of Double Cross to give away to my North American readers and two copies for my Aussie readers. To enter:~
1. Post a comment before midnight on Sunday 11th October telling me your favourite female action hero (book or movie!)
2. Leave contact details and a USA or AUS at the end of your post so I know which draw to put you in.