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Running Dark: A Novel (Emma Caldridge) Hardcover – June 29, 2010
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Freveletti rummages in the thriller pantry and comes up with an armful of standard ingredients for her unremarkable second novel featuring chemist Emma Caldridge (after Running from the Devil). Shortly after Emma is blown off her feet by a car explosion while running in a South African ultramarathon, a stranger injects her arm with a drug, then disappears. Emma recovers and finishes the 55mile race in record time. To solve this mystery, she turns to her friend Edward Banner, head of Darkview, an American security company. The cast of characters eventually includes a Somali pirate, Khalil Mungabe; his boss, "The Vulture"; Richard Stark, CEO of the shady Price Pharmaceuticals; and Emma's love interest, Cameron Sumner, a private security agent aboard the cruise liner Kaiser Franz. The action heats up once Emma gets on the liner and starts battling Somali pirates, but weak plotting and contrived situations make it hard to suspend disbelief.
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Emma Caldridge, ultramarathon runner, chemist, and survivor of the events described in Running from the Devil (2009), is nearing the end of an endurance race in Africa when a roadside bomb blows up the course. In the aftermath of the explosion, Emma is given a mysterious shot, returns to the course fully refreshed, and completes the race in her best-ever time. Meanwhile, Banner and Summer, agents with a private security company (and friends of Emma), are hot on the case of Somali pirates about to attack a cruise ship. When a chemical weapon is suspected, Emma is the only chemist close enough to help out; but she still must endure a harrowing journey to reach the besieged cruise ship. This fast-paced thriller makes good use of a timely topic (this is one of the first times Somali pirates have appeared in crime fiction), and the “ripped from the headlines” angle adds further frisson to the story. Many of the characters here were first introduced in Running from the Devil, but it is not essential to have read it before tackling this one. --Jessica Moyer
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I did enjoy the middle section of the book concerning the Somali pirates and their warlords - very timely.
Cruise ship, bioterrorism, running from and fighting off the pirates, a Vulture, a daring clamber up the side of the cruise ship for Emma - all kinds of action again in this second book of the series but it fell kind of flat. It was still enjoyable but not as "fun" as the first. Also, I would like to read one of these books where Emma REALLY uses her ultramarathon skills.
I had enjoyed the beginning of the romance between Emma and Cameron in Running from the Devil but the romance was lukewarm in this book.
The third book in the series The Ninth Day will be released on September 27.
That is all I'll say. Have fun and read for yourself.