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Trust No One
A Trip To The Dark Side
Amazon, Amazon UK
Nominated for the RWA® Golden Heart® Award
When reality is a web of lies and the truth endangers all you hold dear . . .
you Trust No One.
Drafted into the nebulous underworld of a secret agent right out of college, MJ Thornberg survived betrayal and attempted murder at the hands of her trusted partner. Instead of returning to the deadly realm of espionage, she chose to retire to a small Texas town and work as a mechanic while raising her soon-to-be-adopted baby daughter.
Ben Walker is a man with his own secrets. An agent with MJ's former employer, Vista Security, Ben is clawing his way out of a downward spiral from a job gone wrong when Vista sends him after MJ, with orders to use the threat of halting her baby's adoption to ensure her cooperation.
Furious and trusting no one, MJ intends on working the job solo until a sniper's bullet alters her plans. With no choice but to work with Ben, MJ must confront ghosts from her past, discover truths of her present, and trust that the future she deserves is in her hands to create.
Review by Joan Reeves aka Slingwords
Trust No One represents the genre which I've been reading lately.
Officially, that genre is called Romantic Suspense. Unofficially, I call
it Badass Women, and this book is a perfect example. I've got several
more of this type of book on my Kindle so I think the genre is growing
Maybe because of the rise of ebooks -- and maybe
because of the increasing number of women who are pissed off at their
jobs, their bosses, their significant others, their kids, the economy,
and maybe just the world in general.
Some vicarious butt-kicking
from the heroine of the villains-- usually men who have "done 'em wrong"
-- may just help women readers keep their sanity. (Of course, I'm a
chick who liked The Long Kiss Goodnight starring Geena Davis, a prime
example of the Badass Women genre.)
Thornberg survives betrayal of the worst kind as well as a murder
attempt and rediscovers her humanity in the form of a baby she adopts.
Like many survivors before her, she's "gone to Texas" to discover a
If a small Texas town full of caring, but nosy,
citizens, a cute baby, and a job you love won't cure what ails you,
then I don't know what will. (Apparently, the author, fellow Texan Diana
Layne, and I share that philosophy.)
Small town tranquility is
shattered when Ben, another spy with just as much baggage as MJ, shows
up to bring her in for one more job. Ben is the ideal man -- gorgeous,
sexy, smart, understanding, kind, and honest. (If I wasn't married to a
man like that, I'd think Ben was a myth, but men like that really do
If you like women who can take a beating like the defunct
24's Jack Bauer and Die Hard's John McClain; classic fast cars
described in loving detail; guns where almost all the details are right;
rising suspense, and a truckload of sexual tension, then this book is
for you. Hang onto your Stetson and settle in for a fun read!