Killing Time: One-Eyed Jacks, Book 1

Killing Time

Killing TimeAuthor: Cindy Gerard
Book Name: Killing Time
Series: One-Eyed Jacks
Order: #1
Genre: Romance/Suspense
Rating:  Really Good
4+stars

 

Blurb:  An exciting new series featuring Mike “Primetime” Brown, a character from her popular “Black Ops, Inc.” series.

For the seven years after Operation Slam Dunk went south, Mike Brown got drunk on each anniversary. The eighth year was no different–until he was drugged by a woman and woke up to her questions about what had happened eight years ago in Afghanistan. CIA attorney Eva Salinas has her own theory behind what happened to Mike’s team–which included her husband–in Afghanistan eight years ago, and she’s determined to prove foul play. Though she doesn’t trust him, Mike is the only person she can turn to for help. Under an assumed name, Eva convinces Mike to assemble a new team and go after the traitor who screwed up both their lives. As they track down the rogue who started it all, Eva and Mike discover they can’t live without each other. But can they stay alive while an enemy is still on the loose?

Review:  Yeah, this had the insta-love thing going on since the time frame this book takes place in is only about a week, but…  this is really kind of one of those times where it does work as there is just a serious crap ton of intense drama going on in that span of time.  It is a little borderline, but it stays just on the side of working so it wasn’t something that drove me nuts.

Both Mike and Eva’s characters come across as genuine and real.  They have great chemistry, though the focus of the book is more on the suspense rather than the romance.  There was also a bit of a big reveal for the bad guy and his motivations, but the story that surrounded it all is written well enough that this was a minor annoyance instead of a huge one.

All in all, I really liked this one and already have the next one in the series on hold.  Since I haven’t read the Black Ops series that this apparently was spun off of, I’ll probably be grabbing those books as well as soon as I finish this one.

 

 

Author: TJ Fox

Slightly sane artist, book addict, wife and mom who is forever rethinking her place in this world.

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