Double Cross is the second book in a series based on the staff of the FBI stationed in Houston, TX. There is little to connect the two books other than that minor theme - different characters, different plots, different lessons.
The current book left this reader a bit frustrated. He generally does not mind a good mystery with a hint of romance, but this book seemed to reverse that relationship, in that it appeared to be a romance with a thread of mystery running throughout the book. The mystery was well-developed with enough turns and triggers to make the book of interest - but there were few points where romance did not distract from that story.
The story focused on the teamwork between an experienced FBI agent (Laurel Evertson) and a Houston Police Officer (Daniel Hilton). At first their work is strictly professional, but each must explore the possibility that something more is drawing them together. And, even as the case comes to a close, it is not clear how their relationship can grow - perhaps in six months.
A couple of questions might help another reader know whether this book is for them:
- Would you recommend this book to a friend? If that friend enjoyed romance novels.
- Would you recommend this author? Yes, since I have enjoyed other books by the same author.
- Would you purchase this book for yourself? Probably not - it focused too much on the romance between two major characters to make it a favorite book of mine.
- Will you be reading another book from this author? Absolutely!
And I hope others will as well.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.