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Posted May 12, 2012
Double trouble and romance.
I have always liked the "double" & trouble plotline, ever since I read "The Prisoner of Zenda" and Oppenheim's "The Great Impersonation." I also liked cold war spy thrillers by Ian Fleming, Manning Coles, MacLean, MacInnes, Gavin Lyall, etc.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
So this volume two of three is a treat especially since the double resemblance is not coincidence. Jordan is a retired spy whose face (in the first book the Bride's Protector) had become too well known. The plastic surgery that gives him a new face turns him into a double of a man on the run from the mob with millions at stake. Now Jordan has two sets of enemies. Trying to track his troublesome double, he approaches the wife and kids the other man left behind. She freaks out and puts her car in a ditch trying to get away from him. Since it was his fault, he sticks around. Romance, gunfights, crooked cops. I give it four stars instead of five because a woman with two kids should have kept running from a shady guy like Jordan, plus compared to the first book I don't see why she falls for him enough to overcome the resemblance to her thieving husband who left her and his kids to face the mob when he disappeared.
But this is still one of my favorite authors and a good try at a classic plotline updated.