by Leslie Jones
on Tour February 1 - March 3, 2018
The next action-packed thriller from the author of Night Hush, Bait, and Deep Cover…When former hacker turned FBI cybersecurity specialist Hadley "Lark" Larkspur is asked to analyze a piece of malware, she never imagines the simple task will put her on the radar of underworld criminals. After armed gunmen try to abduct her outside a nightclub, though, it’s suddenly clear she’s in way over her head.
Delta Force operator Thomas "Mace" Beckett is in Boston awaiting his next assignment when he witnesses an attempted kidnapping. His training forces him to intervene, but then the woman pulls a gun on him. Mace isn’t sure what to make of the spitfire holding him hostage, but he quickly discovers that Lark is an innocent pawn in a dangerous game. Someone has framed her for the theft of millions from the mafia, and they want her to pay… in blood, if necessary.
With only days to find the funds, Lark and Mace scramble to track the real culprit. But their investigation unexpectedly leads straight to the heart of a terrible plot, one that could mean death for thousands. The criminals have stolen something far worse than money… and it’s about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book when I started reading it and I can honestly say it did not disappoint. It might be the fourth in the series but that is not a problem. The book can be easily read as a stand alone.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: January 30th 2018
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062499475 (ISBN13: 9780062499479)
Series: Duty & Honor #4 | Each is a Stand-Alone Mystery
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Framed is quite an easy, but suspenseful read. There is just enough action to keep it exciting but isn't difficult to follow. This was the first book I read from Leslie Jones but I think I will follow her because I really enjoyed her writing style.
The details with regards to the cyber security and coding were just right and did not bother me at all since I know nothing of this. I also liked the topic and it is not something that I read a lot so that is something I can always enjoy.
I did not like Lark so much, she really makes stupid decisions and that got a bit annoying at times, but to be honest I have this issue a lot with female leads lately.
And to be warned you need to know this is more a romantic suspense then a mystery. Now I do not mind this at all because I like romantic suspense novels, but it would be nice to know this up front.
But I did like Framed and I do want to read other books in this series so let's see what Leslie Jones comes up with in her next novel.
My rating: 3/5