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Darkness at Dawn
     

Darkness at Dawn

3.9 11
by Elizabeth Jennings
 

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A threat to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nhala unites Army Captain Mike Shafer and Lucy Merritt, an expert restorer of manuscripts. A deadly ancient prophecy of the world's end is manifesting-and so is their attraction to each other. Can they save the world and their chance at love?

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A threat to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nhala unites Army Captain Mike Shafer and Lucy Merritt, an expert restorer of manuscripts. A deadly ancient prophecy of the world's end is manifesting-and so is their attraction to each other. Can they save the world and their chance at love?

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Publishers Weekly
Jennings takes the tried-and-true romantic formula of two strangers pretending to be engaged and spices it up with spies and biological weapons. Lucy Merritt was orphaned at 14 when her parents, both CIA operatives, were killed. She wants nothing more than her quiet life as a book restorer, but her country needs her, and she can't refuse the CIA's request to return to the Himalayas to examine an antique document. Serving as her faux fiancé and protection, Army captain Mike Shafer is immediately drawn to her. To their attraction, add a dying king, a trapped princess, a pending coup, and terrorist plots aimed at the United States, India, Israel, and a tribe in Africa, and the recipe for disaster is complete. Eight viewpoint characters bog down this plot-driven novel, but the suspenseful ending makes up for the slow trip. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425242124
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Jennings is the author of Darkness at Dawn and Shadows at Midnight.

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Darkness at Dawn 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Lisa Marie Rice's mix of steamy sensuality with suspense, you'll rejoice in the fact that she also writes under the name of Elizabeth Jennings. Darkness at Dawn is a little different from her previous books in that the action goes international (yes, yes, I know LMR set Port of Paradise in Italy, but this is a whole different vibe!)and involves the fate of nations. Dr. Lucy Merritt lives a life of calm safety, gathering beautiful things around her and keeping to herself. Captain Mike Shafer of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army trains men and does his duty. So when both are called to perform a top secret mission that involves the safety of no less then 3 countries, how can they refuse...even though she is untrained and pretty as a picture, but totally useless - or so Mike thinks. However, Lucy doesn't have a conventional past and the quiet life she leads now is a direct consequence of the life of constant danger her CIA parents subjected her to as a child. Now she's being asked to return to the tiny mountain kingdom she knew as a child, the place her parents gave their lives to save; and if she and Mike don't succeed in their mission, millions of lives will end in a horrible plague that knows no borders. Suspenseful, action-packed, and steamy, Darkness at Dawn is another keeper.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When Lucy Merritt was fourteen years old, her CIA operative parents died on a mission in the Himalayan kingdom of Nhala. She watched both of them get killed and chose a quieter and safer lifestyle, that of a book restorer. However, the monarch is under attack by terrorists. As her father the king is dying, Princess Paso asks America for help specifically requesting her friend Lucy. The CIA recruits Dr. Lucy Merritt who would do almost anything for her friend although she has gigantic doubts about this request. The Feds sweeten the pot by enabling her to look at an ancient document when in the Himalayas. Accompanying her on her 'pilgrimage" to where her parents died in the line of duty is her fake fiancé U.S. Army Captain Mike Shafer; whose mission is to keep Lucy safe and obtain a flash drive allegedly containing information on the terrorist scheme that threatens millions. However, her courage under fire forces him to reassess his partner as she takes one for the cause. This is an exhilarating romantic suspense in which readers will feel they are at the top of the world. The lead couple are a wonderful pairing as each is brave, intelligent, caring and knows frozen tundra (he is 10th Mountain); their attraction does not overwhelm the mission. Although the changing viewpoints provide a 360 story line that is two edged as readers understand what is going on from the perspective of the key players but also makes a choppy flow to the action-packed story line. Still fans will feel the biting cold while trekking mountainous Nhala alongside Mike and Lucy. Harriet Klausner
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