Sedona Ramos is a dedicated public servant. Fluent in three languages, with looks that allow her to pass for Hispanic, Native American, or Middle Eastern, she is a valuable asset to the super-secret National Security Agency. When she accidentally stumbles upon a mysterious series of satellite images revealing activity at a shuttered nuclear facility in war-torn Iraq, somebody wants her dead.
With danger lurking at every turn and not knowing who among her colleagues might be involved, Sedona risks her life to get the information to the one person she can trust-the president.
The implications of Sedona's discovery are clear and quite possibly catastrophic. Potential suspects include foreign terrorists, high-ranking Cabinet members, and assorted others. Whomever the president picks for this mission must be above reproach.
Vaughn Elliott is enjoying her self-imposed isolation on a remote island, content to live in quiet anonymity. But when old friend Katherine Kyle brings an urgent SOS from the president of the United States, duty trumps comfort.
Time is of the essence. Vaughn, Sedona, and a hand-picked team of ex-operatives and specialists must figure out what's really going on outside Baghdad, stop it, and unmask the forces behind the plot. If they fail at any point along the way, it could mean the loss of millions of lives.
Will Vaughn and company unravel the mysteries in time? The trail of clues stretches from the Middle East to Washington. The list of people who want to kill them is long. And the stakes have never been higher...
|Publisher:||Phoenix Rising Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Ms. Ames is the founder of Phoenix Rising Press (www.phoenixrisingpress.com). She is also a former press secretary to the New York state senate minority leader and spokesperson for the nation’s third-largest prison system. For more than half a decade, she was an award-winning broadcast journalist. She has been editor of a critically acclaimed national magazine and is a nationally recognized speaker and public relations professional with a particular expertise in image, crisis communications planning, and crisis management.
For additional information please visit her website at www.lynnames.com, or e-mail her at .
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Above Reproach is book two in the Mission Classified series by Lynn Ames. It’s another action/suspense story that reintroduces the reader to Vaughn Elliott, one of the major characters in the first book Beyond Instinct. For people who have read many of Lynn Ames’ books, this one is difficult to evaluate. It’s certainly far better than her first books, but it doesn’t show the promise or ability of her recent work, especially Beyond Instinct. The dialogue isn’t very good between the characters and there’s never really a feeling of suspense in the story. The “bad guys” are supposed to be super-secret plotters who have tremendous resources available to them, but they are extremely inept at stopping the agents from achieving their goal. Vaughn and her group have little real trouble confusing and evading their opponents and getting into Iraq. The way they deal with the facility is probably meant to show their level of training, but it doesn’t create the suspense that a reader would expect. The rate that a relationship develops between Sedona and Vaughn doesn’t match with the feelings they each express about past relationships, so their situation doesn’t feel “real.” The story might have been stronger if the relationship had been left out. Finally, there is a supernatural aspect to the story that, for those who don’t believe in that type of thing, can be very trying and contributes to the disjointed feeling of the book. Above Reproach is not a poorly written book. For someone who is looking for a quick read that is fairly entertaining, it will do fine. For anyone who has read Ames’ recent books, it doesn’t quite come up to the ability she has shown recently; therefore, the book may be somewhat disappointing. For fans of suspense novels, this one is tepid and there are others that demonstrate the genre better. Those who are Ames fans and follow her work will read and enjoy this. Those who are genre fans may want to find something else.