Reece and retired cop pal HaisleyAverton are tourists in Scotland just for the trout fishing. But when theynarrowly avoid getting in the path of a sniper's bullet, Reece takes itpersonally and starts his own investigation. The assassin's target was reporterThomas Billington, who'd been writing an investigative piece on Karl Rhodes,chief of strategy at London's Draecon International. The company has just ampedup its security, suspecting that someone hacked Rhodes' home and officecomputers. Reece finds his way to the home of Rhodes' estranged wife, Marie--aswell as her bed--while Haisley, scouring Billington's laptop, discovers apossible connection between Draecon and experimental military aircraft. At thesame time, Julian Cross, an assassin on retainer, works for a client with anapparent hit list. When it's fairly obvious that Rhodes is Julian's nexttarget, Reece takes Rhodes, Marie, and Rhodes' mistress, Candice, to hide outin Colorado. Julian tracks them to the United States, however, and goes gunningfor the businessman--or maybe all four. The story culminates in a kidnapping,what may very well be an attempt to draw out Reece. The novel, a solidthriller, delivers an assassin pursuing targets everywhere from America toAnguilla in the Caribbean. - Kirkus Reviews
SPARKS ARE GOING TO FLY!
The author didn't fail to bring a second book in the Reece Culver series that didn't disappoint. We have the former detective Haisley Avertonfrom St. Louis combining forces with PI, Reese. While going off, towhat they think is a relaxing trip to Scotland to do some fishing, thedetective work begins. On their way, a shot is aimed at a SUV that ajournalist is traveling in. Somehow both Reece and Haisley know thatthey aren't going fishing any more. Reece starts poking around and while doing so is introduced to a London Executive's ex wife. Reece has hishands full with the ex wife. Has love entered the story or is Reece just trying to get information from her? Reece finds himself traveling world wide to try to protect Karl, his ex, Marie and Karl's girlfriend froman assassin. Now there's a threesome. Are sparks going to fly? Haisley is hard at it trying to find a World War II airfield that seems to bemaking weapons that aren't World War II. They are drones. What are theweapons going to be used for? Mr. Koepke wrote a thriller that hadcharacters you just had to love or hate. They were serious in one waybut very humorous in another. The fast paced action keeps the readerturning the pages to find out what will happen next.Will Reece andHaisley find out who the assassin is? Will they find the airfield where the modern weapons are being produced? The story is well written andif you love thrillers, you'll love this second book in the Reece Culverseries. Will Mr. Koepke bring us a third? Hope so! - Gayle Pace