Returning from Moscow, Lorenzo Rossi finds himself forced to quit his job as head of the Vatican police. And to make matters worse, his fiancée, CIA Agent Cathy Doherty, calls off their wedding. Just as Rossi is settling into his new life as a visiting academic at Cambridge University, the CIA persuades him to rejoin Cathy in catching the killer of three American billionaires. Barely on speaking terms, the two devise a plan to befriend the CIA’s main suspect.
As they get closer to the suspect and his coterie of friends, Rossi and Cathy realise that they’re being played for fools. But why? Everything points to an international conspiracy. As friends and foes drop dead around them, they arrive at the truth. But to prove it they need to set a trap. A trap that turns them from hunter to prey. Will they survive to tell their tale?
Lorenzo and Cathy are back! I really loved these characters in the previous book and they are even better now. The banter between them is great and made me laugh all the time. It gives you the time to take a breather because the story is as filled with action as the first one was.
As I said in my former review I am still not keen on politics, but the author is such a wonderful story teller that I put that aside. The story is always so good that I cannot say no when I am asked to review them. I did not regret agreeing the first time and I most certainly did not regret it now.
You really don’t know who you can trust. A person you thought was an ally, can stab you in the back a few moments later.
Lorenzo and Cathy were about to get married, but it was cancelled. Now that they are working together again, will the spark (if there is one left) be rekindled or will they go their separate ways once more?
You don’t have to have read the first book first, but it’s a bonus. It helps you understand certain things better.
A very entertaining read. 4,5 stars.
Thank you, Sean Heary
About the author
Sean travelled the world for thirty years as a mining company executive, living for many years only a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. No wonder he likes to write political thrillers. He also worked for several years in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he picked up a taste for Central Asian cuisine and met his wife. Born and raised in Australia, Sean now makes Germany his home.