- File Size: 1472 KB
- Print Length: 180 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (February 2, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 2, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019EE5OP8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,152 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kathleen manages to pace her novel to seduce the reader to almost unwittingly surrender to the complex twists and turns of what is a very solid adventure while peppering the plot with enough erotica to please the curiosity of the reader.
From her interviews she offers the foundation for this story: ‘After applying for a bookkeeping position in hopes of keeping her floundering fashion business alive, Amy Ranger discovers a secret bank account linked to one of the company’s owners. She brings this information to light but has no idea the dark secrets it will unearth. Finbar Donahue, former Army Ranger, walked on the wild side in Iraq, but now he lives in the shadows. After his evasive partner, Les, was shot in a random drive-by, Finn discovers cash is siphoned monthly. He fights to keep his investment company afloat. When the late partner’s girlfriend, Amy Kintyre, applies for his bookkeeping job, Finn suspects she knows about his company drain and hires her. Amy needs a nine-to-five with free evenings and weekends to get her fashion design business back on track. She unearths Les’ secret bank account and alerts Finn. Freezing of the money laundering account sets off havoc within an Irish gang. Amy witnesses a gang fight between a brutal ISIS fundraising organization and the Irish. Desperate to escape a stalker’s crosshairs, she seeks refuge with Finn. As danger heats up, sparks fly hotter. Les is alive. After cheating the Irish mob, he became their target. Mistaken identity took the life of his disabled twin brother. Now Les makes another deal—trading Amy and stolen drugs for their forgiveness. Stakes are high as Finn tracks assassins across the San Bernardino Mountains. If he gets her back, can he trust her?’
As an addendum to her plot design Kathleen offers the following: ‘Although our Muslim communities in the US and around the world condemn the Islamic State, the group already rules an area larger than the UK. ISIS rejects peace, hungers for genocide, and its radical religious views are incapable of change. DEADLY ALLIANCE focuses on a fictitious fundraising arm of ISIS, Takbir, but will shake up anyone who thinks we are safe from the inflow of jihadists. The story unfolds like a tricky fan, and layers of intrigue seep though the pages.’
Well said and a very solid read, this. Kathleen has tackled complicated theses and makes them work like a pro! Grady Harp, February 16
I was in the mood for a fast-paced, tension-filled love story and that is exactly what I got!
Finn Donahue is struggling to keep his investment company in business as money keeps disappearing. Was it fate that had him hiring Amy Kintyre? The woman who just happened to be his now dead, business partner’s girlfriend. Fate, misfortune or divine providence? The jury is still out as the mystery of disappearing funds vies for center stage in a plot that is not happy with just one major storyline. Amy is running for her life and who better than an ex-army ranger to keep her safe. Especially when he believes she knows a lot more about her dead boyfriend, and missing cash, than she is letting on….
No, there wasn’t a quiet moment in this story that moved along at a fast, but good pace, blowing through scenes of violence, fear and love along the way. Finn took his protective duties seriously as they both tried to figure out what was going on in a plot that had many characters and elements to keep track of. The romance went head to head with sleuthing as the two stole private moments when they could.
The story was action and emotion-packed with danger around every curve. I wish I hadn’t had such a hard time with the unevenness of the sentences and the sometimes baffling word/phrase choices which distracted me from a really good story. It could have easily been a four or five star read so I am definitely keeping this author on my radar.
**Reviewed for Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty**
The writing is excellent. Rowland is an experienced novelist. The suspense in the book (ISIS recruits taking over gangs) is realistic. This happened in Paris. I was thoroughly immersed in the story, but also loved the romantic progress between Finn and Amy. They are so right for each other.
Loved this book and look forward to another one from this talented author, Kathleen Rowland.
I was submerged in this narrative, very well penned, well thought out, although many aspects and characters to keep track of, I was not lost at all as everything came together in this provocative and intriguing story.