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My Spy / Last Spy Standing (Harlequin Intrigue Series #1453)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Jose Naroksy once said, ┬┐In war, there are no unwounded soldier

    Jose Naroksy once said, “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” That’s why Ms. Marton’s book, My Spy, hooked me in the first few pages. The usual, Alpha Warrior male character that is focused, impenetrable, indestructible, and commonly written about in such intrigue mysteries, is actually a wounded warrior with prosthetic legs. He has as many internal scars as exterior. I found that to be refreshing and frightening real given his profession.

    The hero, Jamie Cassidy, a member of a six man team, tracking a terrorist, code name Coyote. This Coyote has operations that include smuggling humans, weapons, drugs, and possibly counterfeit money. Jamie is determined to identify the Coyote and stop his criminal enterprise. Ms. Marton’s revealing of layers of scars Jamie carries is impressive writing. These scars are revealed to be from a previous mission gone horribly wrong. The pain of guilt for the deaths of innocent lives he was unable to save, makes the reader want to reach out and comfort him. Ms. Marton’s accurate portrayal of the inner demons this character faces seems all too real in the war on terrorism facing our world today.

    The heroine, Bree Tridle is a Deputy Sheriff, and a former beauty queen of Texas. Did I buy what Ms. Marton was selling with this character? Yes, I could see the correlation of pageants and preforming, to the characters’ ability to make people respond to her. Several times throughout the book, Bree’s ability to communicate and sell herself to prospective informants aids in her investigation.

    Another aspect to Ms. Marton’s book that I found refreshingly real was the character of Katie Tridle. Katie is Bree’s younger Autistic sister. Although, I would have liked to know a little more about the detail of Katie’s work, I did feel Ms. Marton’s depiction of the behaviorisms of Autism, and effect upon their families to be precise.

    However, there were a few characters that I found to be lacking or just thrown in there. One was Bree’s stalker, Jason Tanner. I kept wondering, what does this have to do with the Coyote? It turns out, nothing. Then, the fatal shooting of a dear neighbor, Eleanor, seemed to be a little too convenient. Not to mention, Bree’s evening ritual of dinner with Katie. Given that Bree’s occupation is Sheriff Deputy, not a 9-5 standard business schedule, made the nightly dinners a harder sale for me.

    In the end, the relationship between Jamie and Bree is developed nicely. Other contributing characters are the Rivera family, Swenson the lawyer, and Agent Herrara. They all come together in the ongoing investigation and search for the criminal, Coyote. I enjoyed the realism, the portrayal of human frailty, the harshness of life, and the never ending curse of the wounded warrior and his quest that good must overcome evil. I look forward to more intrigue and real life characters in the world of Ms. Dana Marton!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2013

    My Spy by Dana Marton Jamie Cassidy is an undercover operative w

    My Spy by Dana Marton
    Jamie Cassidy is an undercover operative working for Homeland Security. He’s in Pebble Creek, Texas trying to track down a lead from a terrorist threat.
    Brianna Tridle is the Deputy Sheriff of Pebble Creek. She’s known for her charm and using her smile to corral any wayward would-be criminals in her town.

    While in town, Jamie runs into Brianna at the local independent bookstore. “The pure molten-lava lust that shot through him gut nearly knocked him off his feet. He tried to look at nothing but her eyes, but all that sparkling blue was doing things to him.”

    What a great way to start a romance. He’s nearly knocked off his feet as the sight of her. Very few authors sweep me instantly into their stories. Dana Marton is one of the authors that always hooks me immediately. In this story, I love that the heroine is smart, strong, and more than capable of protecting herself and family and able to “be the detective”. Sure it’s nice to have help and support of the brace hero, but they learn to work together and make compromises. Well done! And of course, it’s romance so you get the hea too. Yah!

    I received a copy of this book from the author

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

    This was my first Dana Marton book, and i was very pleased. The

    This was my first Dana Marton book, and i was very pleased. The story flowed well and gave enough about the characters for you to be able to really get into the book without being overly descriptive. Looking forward to reading more of her work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Action-filled, sizzling sex, heart-warming. We are made to feel

    Action-filled, sizzling sex, heart-warming. We are made to feel Jamie's anguish and Bree's responsibility. The charaters are impulsive and improbable, but that is why I read. I want to escape to excitement. I was given an ARC for my honest review.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

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    This was a quick and smooth read. As usual Dana Marton mesmerize

    This was a quick and smooth read. As usual Dana Marton mesmerizes you with the charm of her characters. Her heroes pull you in and keep your attention to the end. Love, love, love all her novels and look forward to more. -cms12473

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

    I thought the book was great. I missed the first two, but had no

    I thought the book was great. I missed the first two, but had no trouble with the story line. Can't wait for the next book to come out. Thank you Dana

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