In Natalie's Dilemma, the gritty atmosphere comes vividly to life, and an especially well-done story line intersperses the emotions of characters who face difficult choices. After a Mafia-organized diamond heist and the kidnapping of a young child, a [Europol] agent, aware of Natalie's criminal past, forces her to act as a spy.
NOPD Detective Frank Renzi faces the conflicts involved in apprehending Natalie, while she in turn realizes that if she flees to save herself, a child will die. Fleet's descriptions of [her] tightrope walk between danger and a savvy child deftly capture the dangerous path she walks. Natalie's Dilemma
will delight fans of intrigue and thrillers, especially those who seek ethical dilemmas in their crime read.
-- D. Donovan, senior reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews
From the Author
"There is no better place to begin a suspense/thriller than on thegritty streets of New Orleans, and no better person to begin withthan Homicide Detective Frank Renzi. His longtimeadversary-Natalie-is in a real bind. In Venice, twoMafia brothers organized a diamond heist, shooting the owners andkidnapping their daughter. Aware of Natalie's previous crimes, aEuropol agent forces her to spy on them, acting as the girl's nanny.
When they wind up in New Orleans, Natalie is in a quandary. Will theMafia gang kill the child? Will she be the one the Mafia sends to anearly grave? Will Renzi apprehend her?
Susan Fleet has featured these characters and their cat-and-mouse game before, and it'salways a thrill. These books just keep getting better. You will notsee the end coming... and you may feel a roller-coaster of emotions when it does. -- Amy Lignor, Feathered Quill Book Reviews.