Middle Sin

Middle Sin

5.0 4
by Merline Lovelace
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

When a young woman vanishes without a trace, former special agent Cleo North is hired to find her. But cold trail after cold trail lead to nowhere, until Major Jack Donovan—special agent with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations and the on-again, off-again man in Cleo's life—joins the case.

Soon they are trying to determine why a lowly

Overview

When a young woman vanishes without a trace, former special agent Cleo North is hired to find her. But cold trail after cold trail lead to nowhere, until Major Jack Donovan—special agent with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations and the on-again, off-again man in Cleo's life—joins the case.

Soon they are trying to determine why a lowly employee had access to engineering schematics of a ship carrying dangerous cargo. When the evidence leads them to Malta, they uncover a massive threat with international consequences. Absolutely nothing is as it seems—and time is running out for them to find the key to a terrorist's deeply hidden sins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426868184
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Cleo North Series , #2
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
812,567
File size:
318 KB

Meet the Author

Daughter of a career air force veteran, Merline Lovelace grew up at bases all over the world. Living in Newfoundland and France and almost half of the fifty states as a child sparked a lifelong love of travel she continues to indulge to this day.

A Woodrow Wilson scholar, she graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Ripon College, WI, with honors in German and Russian. She also studied Mandarin Chinese at Princeton University and Middlebury College, VT; earned a masters from Troy State University, AL; and attended Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

During her twenty-three year military career, Colonel Lovelace served tours in Taiwan, in Vietnam, and at the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She commanded Eglin Air Force Base, the biggest and best base in the air force, and is a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officers' School, the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. Her many military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the Bronze Star.

When she hung up her uniform for the last time, Colonel Lovelace decided to combine her love of adventure with a flair for storytelling, basing many of her tales on her experiences in the service. Since then, she's produced one action-packed sizzler after another. She now has sixty published novels to her credit, many of which have made USA TODAY and Waldenbooks bestseller lists. Over eight million copies of her works are in print in thirty countries.

Merline's novels have won numerous honors, including the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award—the Oscar of the publishing world. She's also very proud of the fact that the University of Oklahoma chose her as the 1998 Oklahoma Writer of the Year, adding her name to a roster of literary luminaries that includes Louis L'Amour and Tony Hillerman.

Married for more than thirty-five years to the handsome hero she met her second day in the air force, Merline enjoys golf, travel and long, lively dinners with friends and family.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Middle Sin (Cleo North Series #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Charleston, CEO of Sloan Enterprises, Marcus Sloan hires Dallas-based private investigator Cleo North to look into the disappearance of a young office assistant, Trish Jackson. Marcus¿ personal assistant Diane Walker knows that he met Cleo a few months ago on a case involving his twin and though she turned out to be an excellent sleuth, he probably wants to bed her too................ Cleo, a former Air Force Office of Special Investigations Agent, arrives in town and begins immediately trailing Trish¿s path to include Weight Watchers where she learns the woman might be pregnant. The next day Air Force Office of Special Investigations Agent Jack Donovan arrives at Sloan Enterprises to interview Marcus, whose prime customer is the military. Jack and Cleo have been lovers whenever the time and place converge. Jack asks Marcus when he last accessed the DNA signature Top Secret Defense Department Afloat Prepositions Program; Marcus responds several weeks ago; Jack states yesterday. Someone perhaps Trish has used Marcus¿ DNA to attain access and perhaps gained a schematic of a vessel carrying a potentially deadly weapon. Jack and Trish know their cases have converged and work closely to stop a potential calamity........................ THE MIDDLE SIN is an exhilarating military-industrial complex investigative tale that starts off at a leisure private detective tracking a missing person through the suburbs, but soon turns into a race against time thriller. Merline Lovelace smoothly transitions the story line while keeping the believability intact due to strong characters and building off of Cleo¿s first day inquiries. This is a five star billet with a sequel to follow starring the lead couple of this fine tale.................. Harriet Klausner