Forge, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
tlanta attorney Katherine Adams takes a cruise to unwind, relax, and maybe kick up her heels a bit with an old friend. Those options disappear when the ship, the
, is sabotaged and sinks. Before abandoning ship, Katherine discovers a man who has been murdered.
long with a devious plot, Katherine also struggles with a horrendous trauma inflicted upon her when she was nineteen. Action abounds on the pages with surprises at every turning. Starting with a child custody suit Katherine had been defending, the story rolls on with increasing speed to a completely astonishing finale.
ho could have blown up the Majestic, the pride of the fleet, remains a mystery as Katherine and Delaney – a romantic acquisition who also is an attorney and a former New York cop – follow leads that take them to Rome and Portofino and Atlanta and on to New York City.
had a little problem with the quick recovery to various wounds that Delaney suffered. That is minor compared to the kick I got from the plot unfolding, opening layer upon layer of suspense, subterfuge, deceit, and downright nastiness.
must mention that
has been optioned for an upcoming movie. Mitchell Graham's storyline is taut, the characters have depth, and the backdrop can be visualized easily - a good book.
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