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Posted April 2, 2007
Where is this fabulous author???? She wrote some of the best military and political suspense I've ever read, then moved to the Bombshell series, which, alas, disappeared. Now she's gone. I want my Vicki Hinze!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2002
Taut and realistic, this novel treats readers to an electrifying drama proving why Ms. Hinze is the queen of military romantic suspense. The vice president of the U.S., Sybil Stone, aka Lady Liberty, is called out of vital peace talks to deliver a briefcase and stop a war. At her side is secret service agent John Westford, the man who has loved her from afar for years. This is no simple mission. There is a conspiracy at work to stop Lady Liberty, for personal, political, and military reasons. However, the enemy had not counted on what a wonder woman Sylvia truly is, a woman prepared to make whatever sacrifice is called for to ensure that her mission is fulfilled, and peace maintained. Nor had they planned on Westford being willing to do whatever it takes to protect not just the veep, but the woman he loves. Racing against time, these two must stop a war, but somewhere in the danger, they find time to admit to their long simmering love. ***** Frighteninly real and vivid, this is a novel that both men and women can enjoy, even those not traditionally romance fans. The only regrets are that it will be a long time before the next book, and the United States is not lead by someone like Liberty already. ***** REVIEWER: AMANDA KILLGOREWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 21, 2002
From the first cut of the U.S. vice-president's finger at dinner, while she negotiates peacetalks between two warring former Soviet states in Geneva, to her last life-and-death act of inserting a choice between two keys to halt the launch sequence of a first-strike nuclear missile, this story moves relentlessly through 72 hours of utter terror and merciless betrayals. Knitted into this story's race against time is a poignant love story between Vice-President Sybil Stone and Agent Jonathan Westford, her personal guardian. They are pitted against the mad jealousy of Sybil's ex-husband, a brilliant rocket scientist, and trained terrorists determined to assassinate her. Jonathan's job is to protect her at all cost to himself. To repeat the story line here, however, only serves to spoil a novel that thrives on moment-to-moment suspense--an experience readers deserve to enjoy on their own. What matters most is that, in "Lady Liberty," Vicki Hinze tops the genre of romantic suspense in the way she marries elements of the techno-thriller with intrigue and love; only this time she switches from recent military themes to the political arena in a much broader mission: to give the American people a leader they can believe in. As 'Lady Liberty,' Sybil Stone symbolizes the character of a true statesman--or in this case, stateswoman: love of country, honor and selfless service. Her virtue is not bigger than life. It is a return to universal motherhood, for that nurturing side of a real woman has courage beyond the usual call to duty and empathy in direct contrast to true evil, which envelops the complete lack of empathy. If we can find leaders like Sybil Stone, there is still hope for the survival of our planet.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 14, 2002
She¿s called Lady Liberty because she¿s come to symbolize everything that¿s good about America. She is Sybil Stone, the first female Vice President of the United States. Her current assignment calls for her to be in Geneva negotiating a peace treaty between former Soviet nations Abdan and Peris. Both countries have nuclear weapons and are prepared to use them unless Lady Liberty can broker a peace. <P>Midway through the peace talks Sybil is ordered by the president to return home with a certain briefcase handcuffed to her arm. On the return trip to Washington, DC shots ring out forcing Agent Jonathan Westford and Sybil to evacuate the plane by parachute. The plane explodes as the duo land in The Florida Everglades. They can¿t make contact because the terrorists following them on the ground will find them and destroy any hope of Sybil reaching DC in time to stop World War III from happening. <P>LADY LIBERTY is a romantic suspense thriller that is heavy on the suspense. The terrorist threat, taken in light of the events of 9-11, is certainly plausible and believable. The two protagonists represent the ideals America was founded on so it is entirely fitting they would be attracted to one another. Vicki Hinze has written a techno-thriller with heart. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 27, 2011
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Posted May 23, 2011
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