North of Montana: An Ana Grey Mystery
Vintage, 2009 (1994)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
North of Montana
is the first in the Ana Grey series. Her subsequent books –
Be the One
Good Morning, Killer
– are well worth the read. As is
North of Montana
na Grey, an FBI Special Agent, pulls off the arrest of a bank robber single-handedly and is reprimanded for it. A woman approaches her and tells her that her cousin Violeta has been shot down and that Violeta's two children need help. Ana didn't even know she had a cousin Violeta. Life just doesn't seem to be going the way it should.
Hollywood movie star accuses her doctor of making her into a drug addict and Ana is put onto that case. Ana has a close relationship with her partner. Just partners. Sure! Ana's family only consists of a domineering grandfather. As Ana delves into Violeta's life, she sees comparisons to her own life as she has flashbacks of her childhood.
na is smart, a knowledgeable agent and worthy of a promotion that is being held from her. She has a good sense of humor and is able to look deeply into her own psyche, which makes for a very interesting character. The sharp contrast of living in Los Angeles - from the poorer side to
north on Montana
- sounds much like every other city, but seems poignant in this novel. The background of a Hollywood life makes for very interesting reading. As does the workings of an FBI office.
pril Smith writes the way I like to read. She gets down to the story and her characters immediately and lets them carry the action forward at a good pace. Read her. You'll like her.
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