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Flight Risk
     

Flight Risk

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by Kim Baldwin
 

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For Blayne Keller, being in the wrong place at the wrong time just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. Once she stops running for her life. A typical day at a Chicago travel agency turns deadly when Blayne Keller witnesses to a mafia murder. Overnight, her life is turned upside down and she is thrust into WITSEC, the Federal Witness

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For Blayne Keller, being in the wrong place at the wrong time just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. Once she stops running for her life. A typical day at a Chicago travel agency turns deadly when Blayne Keller witnesses to a mafia murder. Overnight, her life is turned upside down and she is thrust into WITSEC, the Federal Witness Protection Program, against her wishes. But the mob is determined to keep her from testifying and has someone on the inside leaking information about her every move. Only Alexi Nikolos, an alluring but dangerous WITSEC Inspector with an agenda of her own, can keep Blayne alive—but it's not an easy task when the sparks between them are flying faster than the bullets aimed at their heads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602823341
Publisher:
Bold Strokes Books, Inc
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
417,075
File size:
344 KB

Meet the Author

Kim Baldwin, a former network news executive, is currently working on her tenth novel for Bold Strokes Books. She has published six solo novels, four of which have been finalists for Golden Crown Literary Society awards, and one (Focus of Desire) that is being translated into Spanish. She is also collaborating with Xenia Alexiou on the seven book Elite Operatives Series: Lethal Affairs, (translated into Dutch as Dubbel Doelwit), Thief of Always, Missing Lynx (February 2010), and Dying to Live (February 2011). In addition, Kim has contributed short stories to six BSB anthologies: Stolen Moments: Erotic Interludes 2, Lessons in Love: Erotic Interludes 3, Extreme Passions: Erotic Interludes 4, Road Games: Erotic Interludes 5, Romantic Interludes 1: Discovery, and Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets. A 2008 recipient of the Alice B. Readers' Appreciation Award for her body of work, Kim lives in a cabin in the north woods of Michigan, but takes to the road with her laptop and camera whenever possible.

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Flight Risk 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Flight Risk is standard Kim Baldwin fare - suspenseful, adventurous and romantic. In her fourth novel, Baldwin proves once again that she is one of the more accomplished writers in lesbian fiction. It's easy to understand why she has a growing fan base. Blayne Keller is living a very routine life as a travel agent until the day she accidentally witnesses a murder committed by a Mafia don. Then she has to start running, literally for her life. It becomes clear that the FBI and the Witness Protection Program are not going to be able to protect her after more than one attempt on her life is almost successful, including having a plane blown up around her. That brings in Agent Alexi Nikolos. She can keep Blayne alive to testify if she can just get her to cooperate. The first few days Alexi has to worry about outwitting Blayne's plans to escape as much as she does eluding the men who are pursuing them. Once Blayne accepts that Alexi truly is her best hope for survival, they can focus on that, but then there is another distraction. Blayne and Alexi are being drawn to each other magnetically, which is fine with Blayne, but Alexi is fighting against it as hard as she can. Because of past experience, Alexi cannot accept that she can successfully protect Blayne if they get involved in a relationship and she is determined to keep Blayne alive. As their travels take them across the US and Canada, then into Europe, both women become more frustrated with the impossibility of their situation and the hunters get closer all the time. Which race will be won - the one to keep Blayne safe to testify or the one to control their emotions? Maybe both, maybe neither. Baldwin knows how to tell a story. Her detail is vivid and creates environments that live within the pages of the book. She's mastered the technique of having tension build in peaks and dips to a final resolution. The conclusion is a tad anticlimactic after the big confrontation, but acceptable, if predictable. Her characters are attractive and appealing and provide just the right amount of sexual tension. If anything, her stories are becoming perhaps too formulaic. If you've read her other books, you already know the traits of her characters and the basic progression of the story. Flight Risk could just as easily be her first book Hunter's Pursuit. Baldwin is an accomplished writer and it would be nice to see her stretch herself some and try a new story. It's difficult to argue with success however and Baldwin's formula is a success. When you buy one of her books, you may already know what you're getting, but you also know it's going to be well told and entertaining. As a reader, that makes a purchase worthwhile.
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I really loved this book. Kim is an amazing author with great stories. All the books I've read have been good, including this one. Bella El Paso, TX
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This book was a good read.