Got 50% of the way through and it was very very slow and the suspense did not build. Seemed rather derivative of the genre. 2 stars.
A series of books each featuring one of the Private Investigators in this firm that provides 24 hour bodyguard security to those that need it.
All the people involved are either ex-Army and ex-Green Beret or related. The firm was founded by Grayson Ashford hence the name who needed something to keep himself busy and to keep his brother occupied after he was paralysed in a car accident.
David, Grayson’s brother is used as the tech guy – he is rather a computer whiz; and was taught by the FBI, hie previous employers, how to hack!
There is also Kirkland, ex-Green Beret and noted for his charm; Donovan, als ex-GreenBeret and a member of Ashland’s unit, and an explosives expert; Joselyn Grant Hernandez, ex army [not permitted to GB as female!!] who has not spoken since her husband and 6 year old daughter were killed – a female operative(!); and Rose, office mother and organiser.
A generally fun book to read with some different stories but all obviously romances pretending to be suspense and mysteries.
My main gripe – and this book is not alone in this, is that American authors have no idea how the rest of the world lives! Honestly, 1000 square feet is a LARGE home, our first home, a 3 bed semi-detatched house was just less than this and we had a kitchen with scullery and pantry off, a large living/dining room, a large hall store, and 2.5 bedrooms! And as for a kitchen that is only just big enough to have a table and 4 chairs – well I wish! Our kitchen, which is large by most people’s at 12 foor square cannot manage that – we do have a table and a bench seat but add chairs and well…
I tried to read this book twice and failed – the style and story failed to engage me.
Unfortunately for this book the TV series Scandal does it better.
Katerina is naive but soon learns that ethics are what you want them to be.
Personal Services too, can be whatever the buyer preferred, but beware the buyer.
Still a nice read.
Who wins in a court case – prosecutor or defence lawyer is a Game of Proof. Who can prove or make sufficient use of evidence, circumstance, or implication to persuade a jury to their way of thinking, wins the game.
So what constitutes proof of murder? Innocence? Guilt?
This story centres around a barrister who has, very admirably, clawed her way up from a teenage pregnancy, marriage and divorce, in desperate poverty, to evening classes, OU degrees, and studying for the Bar to become a Barrister in Chambers.
Along the way she has she lost empathy and compassion and emotional intelligence? All of which begins to fracture her now more comfortable life with a second husband and child, when they become involved in a missing person case, murder and a rape.
The story has a last minute twist that could be expected but otherwise plays the Game very well so that you cannot guess the outcome of the jury’s deliberations.