Above Reproach

Above Reproach

by Lynn Ames

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ISBN-13: 9781936429042
Publisher: Phoenix Rising Press
Publication date: 05/24/2012
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lynn Ames is the best-selling author of The Price of Fame (which was short-listed for the first annual Golden Crown Literary Society award in the category of lesbian romance), The Cost of Commitment, The Value of Valor (winner of the 2007 Arizona Book Award for Best Gay/Lesbian Book), One ~ Love (formerly The Flip Side of Desire a finalist for the GCLS 2007 Ann Bannon Best Popular Lesbian Fiction Award), Heartsong (short-listed for the 2008 GCLS award for best lesbian romance), Eyes on the Stars (winner of the 2011 GCLS award for best historical romance), Beyond Instinct (winner of the 2012 GCLS award for best mystery/thriller), Above Reproach, and one of five authors of the collection Outsiders (winner of a 2010 GCLS award).

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 .

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Above Reproach 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
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.